August 6, 2019 – Carl H. Lisman, partner in the Burlington, Vermont, law firm Lisman Leckerling, P.C., was elected President of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) at the 128th Annual Meeting of the ULC, which recently concluded in Anchorage, Alaska. He will serve for two years.
Founded in 1892, the ULC is an organization comprising more than 350 practicing attorneys, judges, law professors, legislators and other state officials – all lawyers – 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. Commissioners donate their time as a pro bono public service.
Commissioners come together as the Uniform Law Commission once a year to study and consider drafts of specific statutes in areas of the law where uniformity among the states is desirable. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, former U.S. Supreme Court Justices Louis Brandeis, Wiley B. Rutledge, and David Souter, and former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist have all served as Uniform Law commissioners. Since its inception in 1892, the ULC has promulgated more than 300 uniform acts, among them such bulwarks of state statutory law as the Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Probate Code, the Uniform Partnership Act, the Uniform Securities Act, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
Mr. Lisman is chair of the Vermont delegation to the ULC. He previously served as the ULC's Treasurer and Chair of the Scope and Program Committee of the ULC, the committee which recommends the study and drafting projects which the ULC should undertake. Most recently, he chaired the Executive Committee, which is the governing body of the ULC and is responsible for implementing policies adopted by the Commission at its meetings.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and former member of its Board of Governors. He is also a former chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Vermont. Mr. Lisman is a graduate of Harvard Law School.
Further information on the Uniform Law Commission can be found at the ULC's website at www.uniformlaws.org.# # #
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