President's Message

Kristin Pawlik of Fayetteville is the 127th President

of the Arkansas Bar Association

Kristin Pawlik was sworn in as president of the Arkansas Bar Association on June 14, 2024, during the Association’s Annual Meeting at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Kristin is a partner at Miller, Butler, Schneider, Pawlik & Rozzell, PLLC in Northwest Arkansas. She litigates family law, criminal defense, and employment matters, primarily in Northwest Arkansas. A native of Bentonville, she obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas and her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law.


ArkBar honored Kristin with a Golden Gavel award for her work as co-chair of the 2022 Annual Meeting and a Golden Gavel Award in 2017 for her work as chair of the Legislation Committee. She has been elected to serve ArkBar District A as a Trustee, and previously served on ArkBar’s Board of Governors and the House of Delegates. In 2017, she was chosen to represent the Arkansas Bar Association on the Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation Board where she continues to work for access to legal services for low-income Arkansans.  She was appointed by both Governor Mike Beebe and Governor Asa Hutchinson to serve as Chair of the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence. A Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, she is a past president of the Benton County Bar Association, as well as a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Kristin is a past chair of the University of Arkansas Law Alumni Society and an alumna of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.

Swearing-In Video June 14, 2024