Annual 2016 Council Agenda Book

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

2016 Annual Meeting
August 6, 2016
The InterContinental San Francisco, CA

Council Meeting Agenda

The Council Meeting will take place on 3rd Floor, Grand Ballroom A of the The InterContinental San Francisco, on Saturday, August 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Discussion Items (46 pages; 1.7 MB)

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9:00 am

Welcome and Call to Order – Greg J. Ortiz

9:01 am

Minutes from May 12, 2016 – Melissa Avery Tab 1

9:03 am   

Report from the Chair-Elect –  Mary Vidas

9:06 am

Report from the Vice Chair – Bobbie Batley

9:09 am

House of Delegates Report – Anita Ventrelli & Marshall Wolf

A.     Report from YLD re:  Resolution 111A (which urges state, local, territorial and tribal legislatures to enact laws that criminalize internet grooming tactics that target children and make them vulnerable to victimization, and encourages states to review their criminal laws and engage stakeholders to ensure that their laws governing sexual misconduct involving the internet are sufficient to protect children.)

9:25 am
Board of Governors’ Report – Robert Gonzales

9:35 am

Financial Officer’s Report – Deborah Akers-Parry
Letter to Council          Tab 2a
2017 Budget           Tab 2b
2017 Projects Designated for Funding from Reserves     Tab 2c
ABA Summary Analysis by LOB Report for 2015       Tab  2d
Proposed Financial Policy changes           Tab 2e
9:45 am Member Benefit Development  Tab 3

9:48 am

Sponsorship Committee Report – Jennifer Brandt, Brian Karpf

9:51 am Diversity Committee Report --Lori Colbert, Thad Woody, Bobbie Batley

9:54 am

Publications Development Board Report – Gail Baker Tab 4

9:57 am

Family Advocate -- Kathleen Hogan  Tab 5
10:00 am Family Law Quarterly Report -- Linda Elrod   Tab 6
10:03 am

Topics for Discussion – Greg Ortiz

A.    Reimbursement Policy
B.    Roll and Size of Council
C.    Attendance at Annual
D.    Council’s Thoughts on Going Digital with FLQ and/or Family Advocate
E.    Network Media Partners


11:15 am 


New Business


11:15 am Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act (Linda Elrod)     Tab 7
11:20 am FSPA proposed amendments (Mark Sullivan)

*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.)


Schedule of Upcoming Section of Family Law CLE Programs Tab 8

Roster of Officers and Council Tab 9