Annual 2013 Council Agenda Book

Section of Family Law Members are encouraged to view the Council Agenda Book before attending the Annual Meeting.

2013 Annual Meeting
August 8-10, 2013
San Francisco Marriott Marquis -- San Francisco, CA


Council Meeting Agenda

The Council Meeting will take place in Ballroom Salon 7, Lower B3 Level, of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on Saturday, August 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Entire Council Book (184 pages; 7.5 MB)

Discussion Items (71 pages; 2.2 MB)

Non-Discussion Items (111 pages, 5.3 MB)


9:00 am Welcome and Call to Order -- Maryann Foley

9:05 am Minutes from April 18, 2013 -- Greg Ortiz (Tab 1)

9:10 am Report from the Chair-Elect -- Scott Friedman

9:20 am        
Motion to Excuse Brian Karpf's
Absence for Good Cause

9:25 am Report from the Vice Chair -- Lori Nelson

9:35 am House of Delegates Report -- Marshall Wolf and
Anita Ventrelli

Summary of Resolutions (Tab 2-A)

[FLS co-sponsored] Resolution 107B (Hague Convention)
(Tab 2-B)

[FLS co-sponsored] Resolution 111B (trauma-informed approaches) (Tab 2-C)

Public Service Group Resolution (Tab 2-D)
Resolution 102 (Human Trafficking) (Tab 2-E)

9:45 am Board of Governors Report -- Edith Osman

9:55 am
Financial Officer's Report -- Deborah Akers-Parry (Tab 3-A)
LOB Summary Report (Tab 3-B)
Draft FY2014 Budget (Tab 3-C)
Investment Report (Tab 3-D)

10:05 am
Sponsorship Update -- Henry DeWoskin (Tab 4)

10:15 am
Member Benefit Development -- Lori Colbert and Henry DeWoskin (Tab 5)

10:25 am
Publications Development Board Report -- Gail Baker (Tab 6)

10:35 am
Family Advocate -- Kathleen Hogan (Tab 7)

10:45 am
Family Law Quarterly -- Maryann Foley (Tab 8)

10:50 am
Trial Advocacy Institute -- Anita Ventrelli

11:00 am
ART Model Act drafting committee report -- Steve Snyder

11:10 am
International Law Committee report -- Melissa Kucinski and Allen Bailey

11:20 am
Upcoming changes to Annual Meeting -- Maryann Foley

11:30 am
Motion to ask Board of Governors for
an exception to the policy that prohibits
reimbursement of travel expenses to attend
the ABA Annual Convention for
the FLS Law Student Representative -- Maryann Foley

11:35 am
New Business

*The Council meeting will be preceded by the Section's Business Meeting in which the slate of Officer and Council nominees will be read and a voice vote held. (There were no contested elections.)


Communications Committee Report (Tab 9)

Diversity Committee Report (Tab 10)

Electronic and Social Media Report (Tab 11)

Long Range Planning Committee Report (Tab 12)

Committee Status Reports (Tab 13, 1 MB)

Liaison Status Reports (Tab 14, 3.9 MB)
Schedule of Upcoming Section of Family Law CLE Programs (Tab 15)

Roster of Officers and Council (Tab 16)