Appointments

Melissa appointed co-chair of the ABA’s International Family Law Committee

At the conclusion of the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in August 2021, Melissa became co-chair of the ABA International Law Section‘s International Family Law Committee. This committee is highly regarded as one of the leading U.S. voices in international family law. Melissa previously co-chaired this committee from 2007 to 2009. During her prior tenure, …

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Melissa continues work on State Department Advisory Committee

Melissa attended the annual meeting of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL) on May 25, 2021. ACPIL was established in 1972 by the U.S. Department of State, and assists “the State Department [to] monitor domestic and international developments in private international law, and provides information to the Department for …

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Melissa chairs ODR Sub-Committee on Cross-Jurisdictional Issues

In December 2020, Melissa Kucinski was appointed to an Executive Committee organized by Mediate.com to explore and make recommendations on best practices in training family mediators in online dispute resolution. As part of her work on the Executive Committee, Melissa will be chairing a Sub-Committee that focuses on exploring the complex cross-jurisdictional issues that are …

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