Annual 2017 Council Agenda Book

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

2017 Annual Meeting
August 12, 2017
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York City, NY

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Council Meeting Agenda

The Council Meeting will take place on 2nd Floor, Empire Ballroom East of the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, on Saturday, August 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Entire Council Book (109 pages; 4.6 MB)

Discussion Items (13 pages; 1.2 MB)

Non-Discussion Items (96 pages, 3.5 MB)


9:00 am

Welcome and Call to Order – Mary Vidas

9:05 am

Minutes from Savannah, GA, May 4, 2017–Jonathan Wolfe  Tab 1

9:10 am   

 Motion to Excuse Virginia Dugan for Good Cause

9:10 am

Member Benefit Development Report – Karl Topor   Tab  2

9:15 am

Sponsorship Update –Brian Karpf  Tab 3
9:20 am
Report from the Chair-Elect – Bobbie Batley

9:25 am

Report from the Vice-Chair – Melissa Avery
9:30 am House of Delegates Report – Anita Ventrelli & Marshall Wolf

9:45 am

Report from the ABA FLS Board of Governors Liaison – Maryann Foley
10:00 am Financial Officer’s Report – Deborah Akers-Parry  Tab 4

10:15 am

Diversity Committee Report -- Melissa Avery & Thad Woody  Tab 5

10:30 am

Publications Development Board Report –Gail Baker & Lynne Ustac  Tab 6
10:40 am Family Advocate – Kathleen Hogan
10:50 am
Family Law Quarterly – Kendra Fershee
11:00 am Schwab Writing Contest announcement – Jim Preston
11:05 am Announcement about Cuba trip (Vidas)

11:15 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 7

Liaison Status Reports    Tab 8

 Schedule of Upcoming Section of Family Law CLE Programs  Tab 9

 Roster of Officers and Council   Tab 10