Paul M. Kurtz, associate dean for academic and student affairs and a J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law in the School of Law, has been named to three committees of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Kurtz has worked with NCCUSL, a non-profit group whose 300 members review state laws and determine which areas of law should be standardized, since 2001.
Kurtz will serve on the Joint Editorial Board on Uniform Family Law, which monitors developments and proposes changes regarding family law-related uniform and model acts generated by the conference.
He also will serve on the Drafting Committee for the Uniform Guardianship Interstate Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act as well as a committee designated to draft a uniform act concerning children who have been relocated due to divorce.
In addition, Kurtz will continue his work on the executive committee of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, which is responsible for creating statewide standards for indigent defense programs and public defenders as well as operating circuit defender offices throughout Georgia.