Kathleen M Baird Dolphin Award

Kathleen M Baird Dolphin Award

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The CFLCW Dolphin Award grew out of an effort of a group of collaborative professionals in California as they sought to develop a symbol for their work. They selected a dolphin that was the centerpiece of a unique wall hanging that contained the challenge of “breath deep, fly high, seek peace.” CFLCW adopted that symbol as the centerpiece of its first dolphin award given in 2005 to those members who through extraordinary and unselfish service to the council exemplify the very best effort in meeting that challenge.

In 2013, the CFLCW Board adopted a proclamation naming the Annual Dolphin Service Award in honor and memory of Kathleen M. Baird, JD, the 5th Chair of CFLCW.

“I am gratified when my clients use the words ‘professional’ and ‘compassionate’ to describe my work. It means I am serving them well. – Kathy Baird, JD

 


2022
GRAHAM WIEMER, JD

Daniel K. Smith, CDFA, announcing the 2022 recipient:

The beauty of the Dolphin – and of CFLCW – is that there is lots of room for people to contribute to the community.

Some serve in traditional ways and others walk a path that is less so, and some, after a while, cut a new path. This year’s Dolphin recipient is someone in that last category.

He served the Council in a variety of roles – Board Member, Chapter Chair, and even a short stint as a Building Blocks trainer. (More on that later.)

Moreover, he did it while serving as a founding member of his firm, mentoring other attorneys, and serving a host of roles in multiple family law groups.

During it all, he has always -  always - advocated for and promoted the value of the interdisciplinary team.

With Council and other organizational issues, he often said to me “why don’t we try this?” or “Let’s just do it and see what they think?” or “Let’s invite everyone and see who attends?”

Always looking for ways to collaborate, to cooperate, and to facilitate. To have fun.

And that short stint as a Building Blocks trainer? I believe It was difficult for him because he was expected to portray the somewhat troublesome husband in the role-play and ...well….he was too nice.

Nevertheless, a role he did play and continues to play well is to bring together professionals from a variety of organizations including CFLCW to work together, share ideas together, and to have fun together.

He will be the first to admit that calling the very first holiday gathering of a number of family law groups the Big Joint Holiday Party generated expectations from some that could would be hard to fulfill.

For thinking outside the box and having it make sense - and fun - for all of us, we present the 2022 Dolphin Award to Graham Wiemer, JD.


DOLPHIN AWARD RECIPIENTS BY YEAR

Members in Bold were 2022 Dolphin Award Sponsors for the 2022 Annual Meeting

2021
JANICE WEXLER, JD

2021
STEVEN A. BACH, JD

2020
GAYLENE STINGL, CPA
CHRISTINE D'ANGELO, JD

2019
SCOTT WILDMAN, CPA

2018
ROBERT MACMILLAN ARTHUR, JD

2017
REBECCA OETTINGER, PHD, JD

2016
DANIEL K. SMITH, CDFA

2015
KAREN D. JULIAN, RN, JD

2014
THE ZIELINSKI FAMILY

2013
NANCY CANNON, PSYD
MEGANN HENDRIX, JD

2012
KAREN ZIMMERMANN, JD
ELLEN STERN, PHD

2011
MARK BOEBEL, CPA
CHRISTY BROOKS, JD
GARRICK ZIELINSKI, CFP

2010
KATHY BAIRD, JD
DIANE DIEL, JD
GARRICK ZIELINSKI, CFP

2009
STEVE BACH, JD
GREG HILDEBRAND, JD
SUE HANSEN, JD
KATHY GEHL, JD

2008
DIANE MADER, JD
KATHY BAIRD, JD
SUSAN SCHROEDER, LPC

2007
GARRICK ZIELINSKI, CFP
KARYN GIMBEL YOUSO, JD

2006
ROBERT NOHR, PHD
JEANNE SCHROEDER, PSYD
GARRICK ZIELINSKI, CFP

2005
DIANE DIEL, JD
CARLTON STANSBURY, JD
KARYN GIMBEL YOUSO, JD
JENNIFER WALL, JD
KAREN TUCKER, JD