2016 Drafting Season is Over
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:59:39 +0000
The 2016 drafting committee season is now over. On December 2nd and 3rd, I attended the meetings of our Uniform Commercial Code Committee and of the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code in Philadelphia. These Committees continue to shepherd the signature work of the Conference, the Uniform Commercial Code. Under the leadership of […]
Model Veterans’ Court Act Drafting Committee Update
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:11:01 +0000
The Model Veterans’ Court Act Drafting Committee met for a third time on October 14th and 15th, 2016, in Washington, DC.  The drafting committee focused on addressing concerns that were raised this past summer at the ULC Annual Meeting in Stowe, Vermont.  Two of the biggest issues that the drafting committee is currently working through […]
Report from the Annual Meeting of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:20:11 +0000
Becky and I are just home from Fredericton, New Brunswick. Together with International Legal Developments Committee Chair Bob Stein, we represented the Uniform Law Commission at the Annual Meeting of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. Our Canadian colleagues are a hospitable bunch, and they made us feel right at home. They do work that […]
Another way to stay involved
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:08:08 +0000
Are you interested in following the work of a Committee even though you can’t commit to Committee service?  Commissioners may be added to the roster for any committee to receive notice of any conference calls and meetings and to receive drafts and memos that are under the committee’s consideration.  While you won’t have a vote […]
Update from the Family Law Arbitration Drafting Committee
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:59:39 +0000
The Family Law Arbitration Act Drafting Committee had a productive meeting in Chicago in March 2016 and a follow-up conference call in early April.  The Act, which will be up for a final reading at the 2016 Annual Meeting, has undergone significant changes in the past year.  As currently drafted, the Act  tracks the Revised […]
Update from the JEB on Uniform Unincorporated Organization Acts
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:27:26 +0000
The Joint Editorial Board on Uniform Unincorporated Organization Acts (“the JEB”) met Friday, February 19th in Washington, D.C. The JEB monitors judicial and legislative developments affecting unincorporated organizations governed by uniform acts, e.g., LLCs and partnerships; considers issues referred to it by either the ULC or ABA Business Law Section; and makes recommendations as appropriate […]
Update from the Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 15:26:09 +0000
The Drafting Committee on Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection (formerly known as the Drafting Committee on Social Media Privacy) met in Dallas on February 26-27, 2016 and made great progress. This was our fourth face-to-face meeting in less than a year working on this challenging topic. Although we contemplate some telephone follow up, this […]
Update from the Drafting Committee on a Model Veterans Court Act
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:41:12 +0000
The Veterans Court Act drafting committee had its second meeting in Washington, DC on February 19-20, 2016. This second meeting was extremely productive and helped the Committee to focus the purpose and language of the Act for its first reading this summer in Stowe, Vermont. The Committee, with help from the ULC staff, was able […]
Update on Wage Garnishment Drafting Committee
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:15:09 +0000
The Drafting Committee on a Wage Garnishment Act held its last in-person meeting on February 19-20 in Washington, D.C., and we made great progress. We expect to have an outstanding act to present for a final reading this summer in Stowe. One of our goals has been to provide employees whose wages are about to […]
Report from the ABA Midyear Meeting
Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:43:56 +0000
Six uniform acts were approved by the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates as “appropriate Acts for those states desiring to adopt the specific substantive law suggested therein.” The acts were approved at the ABA’s Midyear Meeting in San Diego, California, February 3-8, 2016. All of the acts were approved by the ULC in 2015. […]