Spring 2012 Council Agenda Book

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

2012 Spring CLE Conference
April 18-21, 2012
Eden Roc Renaissance -- Miami Beach, FL

Council Meeting Agenda

The Council Meeting will take place in the Key Biscayne Room of the Eden Roc Renaissance on Friday, April 20, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Agenda Only 

Entire Council Book (336 pages; 13 MB)

Discussion Items (120 pages; 1 MB)

Non-Discussion Items (121 pages, 12 MB)

Appendix (95 pages)

                         DISCUSSION AGENDA

2:00 p.m.  Moment of Silence in Memory of Joanne Wilder -- Maryann Foley 

2:05 p.m.  Minutes from October 28, 2011 -- Lori Nelson (Tab 1) 

2:10 p.m. Report from the Chair-Elect -- Maryann Foley
2:15 p.m. Report from the Vice Chair -- Scott Friedman
2:20 p.m. House of Delegates Report -- Timothy Walker and Marshall Wolf (Tab 2)     
Resolution re: Model Act on Relocation of Children
2:30 p.m.

Board of Governors Report -- Edith Osman
2:35 p.m. Financial Officer's Report -- Greg Ortiz (Tab 3-A)
         LOB Summary Report (Tab 3-B)
         Investment Report (Tab 3-C)
2:45 p.m.
Ethics 20/20 -- Herman Russomanno (Tab 4)
3:05 p.m.
Families Matter Initiative -- Scott Friedman (Tab 5)
3:20 p.m.
Family Courts Committee Mission Statement -- Kendra Randall Jolivet(Tab 6)
3:30 p.m.
Uniform Law Commission (ULC/NCCUSL) -- Linda Elrod (Tab 7)

3:35 p.m.
ULC Drafting Committee on a Premarital and Marital Agreements Act -- Linda Ravdin (Tab 8)
3:55 p.m. ULC Drafting Committee to Implement the Hague Convention on Protection of Children -- Ronald Nelson (Tab 9)
(See Appendix for Draft Revisions)
4:05 p.m.
Scope Committee Report -- Ronald Nelson (Tab 10)


4:10 p.m.
Bylaws Committee Report -- Herb Belgrad

4:15 p.m. Member Benefit Development -- Noel Tucker and Henry DeWoskin (Tab 11)
4:20 p.m. Publications Development Board Report -- Gail Baker (Tab 12)

4:25 p.m. Family Advocate -- Kathleen Hogan (Tab 13)

4:30 p.m.

Family Law Quarterly -- Linda Elrod (Tab 14)

4:35 p.m. Trial Advocacy Institute

4:40 p.m. Advanced Family Mediation Training in 2012
4:45 p.m. New Business


CLE Committee Minutes 3-2-12 (Tab 15)

Diversity Committee Report (Tab 16)

Electronic and Social Media Report (Tab 17)

Sponsorship & Fundraising Committee Meeting Minutes 10-27-11 (Tab 18)

Committee Status Reports (Tab 19)

Liaison Status Reports (Tab 20, 11 MB)
(See Appendix for Arizona v. U.S.)

Schedule of Upcoming Section of Family Law CLE Programs (Tab 21)

Roster of Officers and Council (Tab 22)

Reimbursement form and policy (Tab 23)


Amicus Brief of Arizona v. U.S. (Tab 24)

Hague Convention of Protection of Children Draft (Tab 25)