August 01, 2014

Annual 2014 Council Agenda Book

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

2014 Annual Meeting
August 7-9, 2014
Hilton Boston Back Bay-- Boston, MA

Council Meeting Agenda

The Council Meeting will take place in Belvidere Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, of the Hilton Boston Back Bay, on Saturday, August 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Entire Council Book (164 pages; 4.33 MB)

Discussion Items (71 pages; 1.8 MB)

Non-Discussion Items (91 pages, 2.3 MB)


9:00 am

Welcome and Call to Order – Scott N. Friedman

9:05 am

Minutes from May 8, 2014 – Mary Vidas Tab 1

9:10 am

Report from the Chair-Elect – Lori Nelson

9:15 am        

Motion to Excuse Jean Crowe’s, Virginia Dugan’s, & Sam Schoonmaker’s

Absences for Good Cause

9:20 am

Report from the Vice Chair – Greg J. Ortiz

9:25 am

House of Delegates Report – Marshall Wolf and Anita Ventrelli Tab 2

9:35 am

Board of Governors Report – Robert T. Gonzales

9:45 am

Financial Officer’s Report – Deborah Akers-Parry

Letter to Council Tab 3A

LOB Summary Report Tab 3B

Draft FY2015 Budget Tab 3C

Budget Addendum Tab 3D

9:55 am

Sponsorship Update – Henry DeWoskin and Melissa Avery Tab 4

10:05 am

Member Benefit Development – Jonathan Wolfe and Kendra Randall Jolivett Tab 5

10:15 am

Publications Development Board Report – Gail Baker Tab 6

10:25 am

Family Advocate -- Kathleen Hogan  Tab 7

10:35 am

Family Law Quarterly -- Linda Elrod Tab 8

10:45 am

Trial Advocacy Institute -- Anita Ventrelli

10:55 am

Motion to Amend Bylaws to delete six-month delinquency period - Marshall Wolf Tab 9

11:05 am

Diversity Committee Update and Request for Approval of Fellowship Program –

Yolanda Sonnier and Lori Colbert Tab 10

11:15 am

Presentation of the ULC Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic

Violence Protection Orders Act -- Allen Bailey Tab 11

11:25 am

Presentation of ULC Family Law Arbitration Act -- Casey Gillece and Linda Elrod Tab 12

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.)


Committee Status Reports Tab 13

Liaison Status Reports Tab 14

Schedule of Upcoming Section of Family Law CLE Programs Tab 15

Roster of Officers and Council Tab 16