Dr. Marie T. Hilliard, NCBC Director of Bioethics and Public Policy, has been appointed Chair of the Canon Law Society of America’s (CLSA) Committee on Laity. Dr. Hilliard, a canon lawyer, ethicists, and registered nurse, has been involved in the application of canon law to the delivery of health care for over 14 years. The CLSA was established in 1939 as a professional association dedicated to the study and application of canon law in the Catholic Church. Today the Society’s membership includes over thirteen hundred men and women from thirty-five countries. In serving the leadership of the Church and the People of God, the Society and its members fulfill that responsibility by continuous research and study toward a constant renewal of canon law and by offering practical assistance to members of the Church.