CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that Dona Playton, an attorney from Laramie, Wyoming, has been elected commissioner of the Wyoming State Bar to represent the Second Judicial District, which consists of Albany and Carbon Counties. Playton will serve a three-year term.

Playton is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Family and Child Legal Advocacy Clinic at the University of Wyoming College of Law. Law students in the clinic represent low-income clients in a wide range of cases, including divorce, child custody and allocation of parental rights, termination of parental rights, adoption, guardianship and child welfare proceedings. Professor Playton teaches Family Law, Domestic Violence and the Law and Children and the Law. In addition, Professor Playton engages in research, advocacy and national collaboration efforts to improve access to the legal system and outcomes for families experiencing divorce, separation and child custody issues. Professor Playton is also a Child Welfare Law Specialist (NACC), a trained mediator and the Laramie Municipal Court Judge.

The 2022/2023 Election of Commissioners was held in accordance with the Bylaws of the Wyoming State Bar. Playton succeeds Sarah Chavez Harkins, an attorney from Rawlins.

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