October 2010

Issue No. 114

Katie Robinson, Editor

Uniform Law Commission
111 N. Wabash Ave, Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 450-6600


Legislative Update

Our 2010 legislative year officially ended on September 30. For the second year in a row, we tied an all-time record for enactments. We ended the year with 93 enactments, which ties the record (set in 1996) for most enactments in an even-numbered year. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this year such a success.


Upcoming Meetings

  • October 22, 2010, New York, New York
    Committee on the Uniform Commercial Code
  • October 23, 2010, New York, New York
    Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code
  • October 29, 2010, Washington, DC
    Symposium on Federalism, Preemption, and State Law: co-sponsored by the ULC
           and George Washington University Law School
  • October 30, 2010, Washington, DC
    Committee on Federalism and State Law
  • November 5, 2010, Chicago, Illinois
    Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts
  • November 5 - 7, 2010, Chicago, Illinois
    Drafting Committee on Oversight of Charitable Assets Act
    Drafting Committee on Premarital and Marital Agreements Act
  • November 6, 2010, Chicago, Illinois
    Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Real Property Acts


New Member

In Texas, our newest commissioner is Frank E. Perez, an attorney in Brownsville, who replaces C. Mike Godfrey.

Member News

Maryland Commissioner K. King Burnett was the recent recipient of the H. Vernon Eney Award from the Maryland Bar Foundation. King was presented with the award at the Maryland State Bar Association annual meeting this summer. The H. Vernon Eney Award is the highest award given by the Maryland Bar Foundation. King received the award in recognition of his outstanding leadership in working to improve government and the administration of justice. Congratulations King!


Changes in Chicago

We are pleased to announce two new additions to the ULC Chicago staff. The first is Theresa Drda who recently joined the ULC staff as Administrative Assistant, and replaces Karen Lancaster. Theresa can be reached at theresa.drda@nccusl.org.

The second is Casey Elliott, who replaces Joan Hollick as the ULC's Legislative Assistant. Casey is a recent graduate of the University of Utah, and will be providing support to the legislative staff. Casey can be reached at casey.elliott@nccusl.org.

While we are delighted with the addition of Theresa and Casey to our staff, we are saddened to report that Melissa "Missy" Walls, ULC Development Director, will be leaving the Chicago office as of October 29. Missy is moving soon to Washington, DC, and we wish her all the best in her new endeavors. Good luck, Missy!