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Shipman & Goodwin Attorney Participates in National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

July 20, 2006

Shipman & Goodwin partner Barry C. Hawkins recently participated in the 2006 Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) held in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Hawkins, a Connecticut Uniform Law Commissioner, has been a member of the Conference since 1999 and currently serves as Chairman of the national drafting committee for the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act.

Now in its 115th year, NCCUSL is comprised of more than 300 commissioners – attorneys, judges, law professors, legislators and other state officials – appointed by every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to draft and promote enactment of uniform laws that are designed to solve problems common to all the states. These commissioners donate their time as a pro bono public service.

This year, the Conference approved eight new acts dealing with issues ranging from new rules on volunteer healthcare services in declared emergencies to a revision of the established rules governing organ donations. Approved acts include:

  • Uniform Emergency Volunteer Healthcare Practitioners Act
  • Anatomical Gift Act
  • Abduction Prevention Act
  • Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act
  • Uniform Power of Attorney Act
  • Uniform Limited Liability Company Act
  • Uniform Representation of Children in Abuse, Neglect, and Custody Proceedings Act
  • Model Registered Agents Act

Since its inception in 1892, the organization has promulgated more than 200 acts, among them such bulwarks of state statutory law as the Uniform Commercial Code, Uniform Probate Code, Uniform Partnership Act, Uniform Securities Act, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.


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