Fall 2016 Council Agenda Book

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

2016 Fall CLE Conference
October 19-22, 2016

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Québec City, QC, Canada


Council Meeting Agenda

The Council Meeting will take place in the Montmagny B room of the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac on Thursday, October 19, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

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Discussion Items  (4mb)

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1:30 pm


Welcome and Call to Order – Mary Vidas
    A.  Moment of Silence to honor Lew Becker – Mary Vidas
    B.  Presentation of Chairs’ Cup to Steve Snyder – Greg Ortiz
    C.  Presentation to Linda Elrod – Mary Vidas

1:45 pm

Minutes from August 6, 2016 –  Jonathan Wolfe  Tab 1
1:50 pm Motion to Excuse Kendra Randall Jolivet for Good Cause

1:50 pm

Report from the Chair-Elect – Bobbie Batley

1:55 pm

Report from the Vice-Chair – Melissa Avery

2:00 pm

House of Delegates Report – Anita Ventrelli & Marshall Wolf

A.    [ART] Resolution – Richard Vaughn Tab 2A

B.     Commission on Disability Rights Resolution re: Parents with Disabilities  Tab 2B

2:20 pm

Financial Officer's Report-Deborah Akers-Parry  Tab 3
2:25 pm Bylaws Committee Report – Gregg Herman & Melissa Avery Tab 4

2:35 pm

Member Benefit Development Report – Karl Topor & Lilka Martinez Tab 5
2:40 pm Sponsorship Update – Jennifer Brandt & Brian Karpf Tab 6 (2mb)
2:45 pm  Diversity Committee Report -- Melissa Avery & Thad Woody Tab 7

2:50 pm

Publications Development Board Report –Gail Baker & Lynne Ustach Tab 8

3:00 pm

Family Advocate-Kathleen Hogan

3:10 pm

Family Law Quarterly-Kendra Fershee Tab 9

3:15 pm

Family Law Arbitration Act – Linda Elrod, Lindsay Beaver Tab 10

3:30 pm ULC updates – Allen Palmer
3:40 pm Office of Child Support Enforcement (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) potential rules changes – Lori Nelson

3:50 pm

FLS Online Resource Page – Vidas
    A.  Found here
4:00 pm ABA Annual Meeting -- Vidas  Tab 11

4:15 pm

New Business



Committee Status Reports Tab 12
Liaison Status Reports Tab 13 (4mb)
Schedule of Upcoming Section of Family Law CLE Programs Tab 14
Roster of Officers and Council Tab 15