Attorney Paul Chaiken attends Uniform Law Conference

By Rudman Winchell Attorney

Rudman Winchell attorney Paul W. Chaiken is attending the Uniform Law Conference a meeting of the National Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

The Uniform Law Commission provides states with non-partisan, well conceived, and well drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law.

The meeting takes place July 7 -July 11 in Vail, Colorado. A busy agenda of legislative drafts – dealing with issues ranging from a new law that will authenticate official state online legal material to a new act establishing a certificate of title system for boats – awaits the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) at its 2011 Annual Meeting.

The ULC, now in its 120th year, comprises more than 350 practicing lawyers, governmental lawyers, judges, law professors, and lawyer-legislators from every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Commissioners are appointed by their states to draft and promote enactment of uniform laws that are designed to solve problems common to all the states.

After receiving the ULC’s seal of approval, a uniform act is officially promulgated for consideration by the states, and legislatures are urged to adopt it. Since its inception in 1892, the ULC has been responsible for more than 200 acts, among them such bulwarks of state statutory law as the Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Probate Code, the Uniform Partnership Act, and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.

Four new uniform acts are scheduled for completion at this summer’s annual meeting.

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