Melissa is honored to continue her work with the U.S. Uniform Law Commission. She has long served on its Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Family Law. This board monitors existing uniform and model family laws (such as the UCCJEA, UIFSA, UCAPA, etc.) and proposes new work to the Commission. Last year, Melissa also served as …
Melissa was honored to Guest Lecture for Professor David Stewart‘s Private International Law class at the Georgetown University Law Center on October 15, 2020. She discussed complex multi-jurisdictional custody cases and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in the United States. Prof. Stewart is one of the titans of private international law. This was …
Melissa will be co-lecturing in February 2021 on the topic of international custody cases to the Maryland Judicial College. The online webinar will cover topics ranging from the Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, the interplay between domestic custody cases and the Hague Child Abduction Convention, and child abduction prevention.
Melissa was honored to present for the Inter-American Bar Association at its annual conference on September 30, 2020. She presented on the issue of family law during the COVID-19 pandemic. She was joined by colleagues from Brazil and Argentina. You can learn more about the IABA here.
Congratulations to Melissa Kucinski, who was ranked in the 27th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America in the field of Family Law. Recognition in the Best Lawyers ranking is based entirely on peer review.
Melissa again co-authored the International Family Law Year-in-Review article, published by SMU Dedman School of Law. She has co-authored this article with Professor Robert Spector since 2013. The article provides an update on the past year’s most important international family law updates.
Melissa presented an online webinar to lawyers in the New York State Bar on September 16, 2020 on the complex considerations in international child relocation cases. This was the second of 2 webinars Melissa presented to the NYSBA on international family law issues in 2020. You can learn more about the CLE here.
Melissa presented a webinar for the New York State Bar Association on Friday, May 15, 2020 summarizing the top international family law cases and updates of the past year. You can also find all the current international family law updates on MK Family Law’s International Family Law blog.
On May 11, 2020, Melissa was honored to present on the topics of international child custody and parental abduction matters from the U.S. perspective to law faculty and students of the University of Zielona Gora in Poland for its 32nd research seminar meeting.
Melissa is honored to have authored a chapter on the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law in the field of international family mediation for a treatise published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. The Elgar Companion to the Hague Conference on Private International Law is edited by Thomas John, Rishi Gulati and Ben Koehler and includes chapters …