August 2011

Issue No. 121

Katie Robinson, Editor

Uniform Law Commission
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Upcoming Meetings

  • September 8 - 11 , 2011, Chicago, Illinois
    Committee on Style
  • September 10 , 2011, Chicago, Illinois
    Workshop for Drafting Committee Chairs, Reporters, and Division Chairs
  • September 23 - 25, 2011, Washington, DC
    Drafting Committee to Implement the Hague Convention on Protection of Children
    Drafting Committee on Powers of Appointment Act
    Drafting Committee on Deployed Parents Visitation and Custody Act


Legislative Update

The numbers continue to rise as we get closer to the end of the 2011 legislative year. Currently, there are 102 enactments and 224 introductions in the states. The latest enactment was another uniform act adopted by court rule: the Uniform Rules Relating to Discovery of Electronically Stored Information was recently adopted in Connecticut by court rule. Connecticut is the first state to enact these rules, approved by the ULC in 2007.

New Members

In Virginia, Robert Tavenner is our newest commissioner. Mr. Tavenner is the Director of the Virginia Division of Legislative Services in Richmond, and replaces E.M. Miller, who recently retired and became a life member.


Member News

South Dakota Commissioner Thomas E. Geu has recently been named interim Dean of the University of South Dakota Law School. Tom succeeds Barry R. Vickrey, who retired as dean effective July 21 to become a full-time member of the USD School of Law Faculty. Congratulations Tom!

Kentucky Commissioner John T. McGarvey was recently elected to the University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Association Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was established to acknowledge graduates and former faculty of the College whose extraordinary professional success and contributions are recognized by their peers. Inclusion in the Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the College of Law. Congratulations John!