My name is James Heaton and I am running for president-elect of the BCBA’s Young Lawyers Section (YLS). I have been an active member of YLS since 2016 and most recently served as the YLS Treasurer for the 2019-2020 year. As a YLS board member, I have been involved with numerous public service events, socials, and fundraisers. At the 2017 affiliate conference, I was able to secure a grant on behalf of YLS from the Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD). This spawned Broward County’s first Veterans Stand Down Court, which focused on resolving barriers to restoring driver’s licenses for homeless and at-risk Veterans. Due to the success of this project in 2018 and 2019, the Florida YLD awarded YLS with the Public Service project of the year at the 2019 affiliate conference. I look forward to serving alongside the entire community and YLS membership as the next YLS president-elect.