Spring 2017 Council Agenda Book

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

2017 Spring CLE Conference
May 3-6, 2017

Hyatt Regency
Savannah, Georgia


Council Meeting Agenda

The Council Meeting will take place in the Trustees Hall of the Hyatt Regency on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

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You can download materials as individual files, as sections of the book, or the book in its entirety by clicking on the link(s) below. All files are .pdfs and will open in a new window. (For individual files, tab numbers are given as a reference.)

Agenda Only

Entire Council Book    5.8 MB

Discussion Items        2.4 MB

Non-Discussion Items 4.2 MB


1:30 pm Welcome and Call to Order – Mary Vidas

1:30 pm

Minutes from Quebec City, October 16, 2016 –  Jonathan Wolfe    Tab 1

1:35 pm

 Motion to Excuse Bill Biviano for Good Cause
1:35 pm Member Benefit Development Report – Karl Topor & Lilka Martinez     Tab 2

1:40 pm

Sponsorship Update – Jennifer Brandt & Brian Karpf   Tab 3

1:45 pm

ART Committee Report – Rich Vaughn   Tab 4

1:55 pm

Uniform Law Commission update –Lindsay Beaver, Steve Snyder, Allen Palmer    Tab 5     1.5 MB

2:10 pm

Report from the Chair-Elect – Bobbie Batley

A. ABA Free Legal Answers

2:20 pm

Report from the Vice-Chair – Melissa Avery

2:25 pm

House of Delegates Report – Anita Ventrelli & Marshall Wolf

A. Gun Violence Resolutions   Tab 6

2:35 pm Report from the ABA FLS Board of Governors Liaison - Maryann Foley
2:45 pm Financial Officer’s Report – Deborah Akers-Parry   Tab 7
3:00 pm ABA Financial/Budgetary considerations -- Marshall Wolf

3:10 pm

ABA FLS Financial/Budgetary considerations -- Mary Vidas

            A.  Family Law Quarterly

3:30 pm

Bylaws Committee Report – Gregg Herman & Melissa Avery  Tab 8

3:35 pm

Diversity Committee Report -- Melissa Avery & Thad Woody  Tab 9
3:55 pm Publications Development Board Report –Gail Baker & Lynne Ustach   Tab 10

4:00 pm

Family Advocate – Kathleen Hogan   Tab 11

4:05 pm

Family Law Quarterly – Kendra Fershee    Tab 12

4:10 pm

 New Business



Committee Status Reports Tab 13      1.3 MB
Liaison Status Reports Tab 14        3.0 MB
Schedule of Upcoming Section of Family Law CLE Programs Tab 15
Roster of Officers and Council Tab 16