Committees

Family Law Section Call-in Number

All Section Committees are encouraged to use the master call in number for the Section.  It is 1-877-352-9775, 148 430 2637#.  Some committees have been using other numbers 1-866-906-0123, 862-0975# (Court Rules), 1-515-604-9060; 469-612# (Amicus), 1-605-313-4819,  480-705# (Membership, surrogacy bill ad hoc committee)

 

Adoption

The Adoption Committee meets at the offices of Williams, Williams, Rattner, and Plunkett, 380 N. Old Woodward Ave., Ste 300, Birmingham, MI 48009.  Meetings begin at 4:00 pm. Meeting dates will be:

  • September 18, 2019
  • November 21, 2019
  • January 16, 2020
  • March 19, 2020
  • May 21, 2020
  • July 16, 2020

ADR/Collaborative

The Committee meets monthly by phone. The meeting schedule for 2019–2020 has not been set yet but will probably alternate between Tuesday at 4:00 pm or Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

Alternative Family

Does not plan to hold regular meetings.

Annual Meeting

Does not plan to hold regular meetings.

Amicus

The Amicus Committee will meet by teleconference on Wednesday, the week before the week of the Council meeting at 3:30 pm.

  • September 25, 2019
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019- 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (week earlier—Thanksgiving is the following Thursday)
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (A week earlier—Christmas is the following week)
  • January has an unusual schedule. We will schedule the January meeting in December.
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020-3:30 p.m. (last Wednesday in March)
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020-3:30 p.m.

CLE/ICLE

Does not hold regular meetings.

Court Rules

The Court Rules Committee historically met Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., the week of the Council meetings. The Chair requested that they move their meetings up a week to allow time for the Committee report to be circulated with the Agenda for Council meetings.  If that is followed, the meeting dates for 2019-2020 are:

  • September 24, 2019
  • October 22, 2019
  • November 26, 2019
  • January 7, 2020
  • February 25, 2020
  • March 24, 2020
  • April 21, 2020
  • May 26, 2020

Domestic Violence

The domestic violence committee will meet on Monday at 3:00 p.m., the week before the week of the Council meeting. The meeting dates are:

  • September 23, 2019
  • October 21, 2019
  • November 25, 2019
  • January 13, 2020 (maybe the 6th)
  • February 24, 2020
  • March 23, 2020
  • April 20, 2020
  • May 25, 2020

Family Court Forum

No regular meetings.

Family Law Journal

No regular meetings.

Family Law Journal Advertising

No regular meetings.

Family Support

This committee meets by phone from time to time. There are no regularly scheduled meetings. 

Legislative

The Legislative Committee meets regularly, by phone, on the Thursday of the week of Council meetings, at 4:30 p.m. This Committee is unable to move its meetings to the prior week. The meeting dates for 2019-2020 are:

  • October 3, 2019
  • October 30, 2019
  • December 5, 2019
  • January 16, 2020
  • March 5, 2020
  • April 2, 2020
  • April 30, 2020
  • June 4, 2020

Because of the late meeting time, the Committee agenda will be included with the Council Agenda and a written report with the results of the Committee meeting will be circulated the day before each Council meeting. Legislative Committee has been using:  877-352-9775, 148 430 2637# for its meetings.

Membership

The Membership Committee be on the Thursday of the week preceding the week of the Council meeting commencing in November at 1:00 p.m. The October meeting will take place at 1:00 pm on October 3. The free conference call telephone number is 605-313-4819 and the password is 480705#.

Current committee members should note that this is a new telephone number and should update their information.

Mid-Summer/Mid-Winter Conference

No regular meetings.

Political Action Committee

No regular meetings.

QDRO/Taxation

This committee meets by phone from time to time. There are no regularly scheduled meetings.

Surrogacy/ART

Reminder request sent.

SCAO Child Support

See Family Support Committee above.

SCAO Forms

See Family Support Committee above.

SCAO Parenting Time Guidelines

No regular meetings.

Technology/Social Media/Website

Reminder request sent.

Twenty Year Review

Regular meeting schedule to be determined.