Practice and Procedure
Studies developments involving existing rules and statutes governing maritime practice and advocates changes to these laws to improve efficiency of litigation and enhance consistency among jurisdictions; has developed Model Local Admiralty Rules adopted by a number of federal courts; comments on proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Supplemental Admiralty Rules and assists in the process of their development to ensure harmony with admiralty practice; assisted in adoption of changes to federal rules and statutes addressing the right of interlocutory appeal, admissibility of Coast Guard marine casualty reports and forfeiture proceedings; has Subcommittees on Federal Rules and Statutes, and Local Admiralty Rules, and a Joint Subcommittee on Maritime Liens.
Chair: SAMUEL P. BLATCHLEY
Vice Chair: KIRBY L. AARSHEIM
Secretary: DANIEL J. CRAGG
Board Liaison: KIRBY L. AARSHEIM
MLA President: DAVID J. FARRELL, JR.
MLA First Vice-President: BARBARA L. HOLLAND
YLC Liaison: PHILIP M. THOMPSON