Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC attorney J. Cliff McKinney II represented Arkansas at the 130th National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in July 2021, and his report of the meeting can be found in the latest issue of The Arkansas Lawyer, the official publication of the Arkansas Bar Association. You can read Cliff’s article here.
A managing member of the law firm, Cliff concentrates his practice on real estate, land use and business transactions.
Founded in 1892, the ULC is comprised of state commissions on uniform laws from each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The state uniform law commissioners come together as the ULC to study and review the law of the states to determine which areas of law should be uniform. The commissioners draft and propose specific statutes in areas of the law where uniformity between the states is desirable, but no uniform law is effective until a state legislature adopts it. The Legislative Committee, with at least one liaison in each state and territory, is responsible for seeking the state enactment of uniform and model acts approved by the ULC.
The Arkansas Bar Association, founded in 1898, is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 5,300 members, the Association’s primary mission is to support attorneys; advance the practice of law; advocate for the legal profession; foster professionalism, civility, and integrity; and protect the rule of law