J. Cliff McKinney has been appointed a Council Member of the Legislative Committee of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC). First appointed to the ULC in 2017 by Governor Asa Hutchinson, Cliff was recently reappointed to the commission by the governor for a second term ending in 2025.
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.
A managing member of the law firm, Cliff concentrates his practice on real estate, land use and business transactions.