Legal

The Legal Committee is responsible for advising the SEAFWA Directors and making recommendations on legal matters and issues which may affect the ability of member states to fulfill their management responsibilities.  This Committee shall review and make recommendations regarding the activities and programs for agency legal personnel at the annual conference.  The Committee shall coordinate with other SEAFWA committees to provide such legal information and perspective as may be beneficial to the accomplishment of those committees’ responsibilities.  The Legal Committee shall also be responsibility for the conduct of the annual Legal Writing Award.  Membership on this Committee should include a representative from each member state as recommended by the state Director.

Chair: Rotating Chair held by Legal Counsel of Annual Conference host state

Co-Chair: Yolanda G. Martin, Executive Counsel
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000

225-765-2971
ymartin@wlf.la.gov

Co-Chair: Sheryl Holtam
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204

T   615-781-6607
F   615-781-6551
Sheryl.Holtam@tn.gov

Members
Jennifer Weber - AL
Jim Goodhart - AR
Bud Vielhauer - FL
Melanie Johnson - GA
David Wicker - KY
David McAllister - MO
Jennifer Frazier - MO
Doug Mann - MS
Erica Garner - NC
James Barwick - OK
Shannon Bobertz - SC
Ann Bright - TX
Ryan Brown - VA
William Valentino - WV