Fall 2014 Council Agenda Book

Section of Family Law Members are encouraged to view the Council Agenda Book before attending the Fall CLE Conference.

2014 Fall CLE Conference
October 15-18, 2014
Stowe Mountain Lodge - Stowe, VT


Council Meeting Agenda

The Council Meeting will take place in the Maple/Oak of theStowe Mountain Lodge on Thursday, October 16, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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1:30 pm

Welcome and Call to Order  –  Lori Nelson


Minutes from August 8, 2014 – Mary Vidas Tab 1


Report from the Chair-Elect –  Greg Ortiz


Motion to Excuse Jean Crowe & Gail Baker’s Absence for Good Cause


Report from the Vice Chair – Mary Vidas


House of Delegates Report – Marshall Wolf and Anita Ventrelli  REPORT 1Tab 2A; REPORT 2 2B

2:00 pm

Financial Officer’s Report – Deborah Akers-Parry

a.       Summary Tab 3A

b.      5A Budget Report Tab 3B

2:10 pm

Immigration program – Scott Friedman

2:15 pm

Strategic Planning Meeting     -- Melissa Avery

a.       Strategic Planning Meeting Report Tab 4

2:25 pm

Bylaws update -  Bobbie Batley

a.       Proposed Bylaws Tab 5A

b.      Council Duties Tab 5B

c.       Council member/Committee match list Tab 5C

2:45 pm

Member Benefit Development – Jonathan Wolfe and Kendra Randall Jolivet

a.       Committee Report Tab 6A

b.      Council Report Tab 6B

2:55 pm

Sponsorship Update –  Henry DeWoskin and Melissa Avery Tab 7

3:00 pm

Diversity Committee --Yolanda Sonnier and Lori Colbert

a.       Diversity Committee Report Tab 8

3:10 pm

ART Committee Report – Rich Vaughn

a.       ART Committee Report Tab 9A

b.      Proposed ABA Model Act Governing ART Agencies Tab 9B

c.       Hague position paper Tab 9C

3:40 pm

Military Committee Report – Phil Tucker 

a.      White Paper – update by Mark Sullivan Tab 10

3:45 pm

Publications Development Board Report – Steve Peskind Tab 11

3:50 pm

Family Advocate – Kathleen Hogan Tab 12

3:55 pm

Family Law Quarterly –Linda Elrod Tab 13

4:00 pm

New Business




Committee Status Reports Tab 14
Liaison Status Reports Tab 15
Schedule of Upcoming Section of Family Law CLE Programs Tab 16
Roster of Officers and Council Tab 17