High Swartz LLP of Montgomery County is pleased to announced that Family Law Attorney Chelsey Christiansen has been selected as the new Treasurer of the MBA YLS. The Montgomery Bar Association Young Lawyers Section allows members who are 40 and under and have practiced for at least 5 years to join. Per its bylaws, Chelsey’s selection as Treasurer will allow her to move up each year until she is Chair of the Section.
Established in 1885, the Montgomery Bar Association represents over 2000 legal professionals in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. As the third largest bar in Pennsylvania behind only Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the MBA prides itself in its dedication to local communities. The Young Lawyers Section is no small part of that. The YLS encourages its members to join its sub-committees that work with establishing yearly programs such as the Mock Trial Competition, Law School Liaison, etc.
A family lawyer, Chelsey focuses on family and juvenile law, child custody, divorce, child support, and child advocacy. Ms. Christiansen is often court-appointed by Montgomery County Family Court judges to represent parents in need. She also works directly with Montgomery County Children & Youth Services and juvenile dependency court to prepare cases and treatment plans for those parents who may have lost custody.
In 2021, Chelsey appeared before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. After three months, she received the decision she and her client had advocated for throughout the nearly two-year appellate process. Representing "father," the appellee, she was able to obtain a consistent result – the vacating of a decree terminating the father's parental rights.