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Assisted Reproductive Technology Contracts: Drafting Fundamentals

(926 reviews)

Produced on February 19, 2014

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$ 89 Contract, Family & Matrimonial, and Legal Research & Writing In Stock

Course Information

Time 1h 33m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) contracts include extremely complex and sensitive issues that prompt a number of drafting concerns for attorneys. In her third installment on ART, Colleen Quinn returns to guide attorneys through the important considerations surrounding ART contract drafting.  Ms. Quinn will provide an extensive road map that incorporates specific structural techniques that will help demystify the ART contract.  


In addition, she will provide practical examples and sample contract provisions to assist practitioners in drafting provisions covering everything from pre-screening representations, physical exams & psychological evaluations to labor notification, breaches and remedies.  Do not miss this thorough examination of ART contract drafting that both new and seasoned practitioners in the field will appreciate.   


Learning Objectives:

I.   Grasp the new world of family creation options

II.  Recognize the best choice of law options for your contract

III. Draft provisions surrounding: 

  • Pre-Screening Representations
  • Physical Exams & Psychological Evaluations 
  • Payments
  • Genetic Testing
  • Mishaps, Death or Disappearance of Intended Parents
  • Labor Notifications
  • Breaches and Remedies

IV. Identify Health Insurance Coverage Issues 

V. Identify Abortion and Selective Reduction Issues



Colleen Quinn

Locke & Quinn

Honored with the inaugural 2019 VLW Influential Women in Virginia (Va Lawyer's Weekly), top “Women in the Law” (in Family Law & Personal Injury 2016-20), "The Best Lawyers in America” (U.S. News & World Report 2015-21), AAAA 2018 “President’s Award,”  2017 “Adoption Attorney of the Year” (Lawyers Monthly magazine), 2017 MRWBA Women of Achievement Award, 2016 Richmond NAWBO “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, 2015 Virginia State Bar Family Law Service award, “Virginia’s Top Rated Lawyers” (2012-20) by and Legal Leaders, “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by National Trial Lawyers (2012-18), the 2011 YWCA Outstanding Woman Award for Law & Government, the 2011 “Hats Off to Women Award” by the ABWA Cavalier Chapter, “Super Lawyers” Top 100 (2020, 2019, 2013, 2012))/Top 50 (2011) in Virginia, Top 50 (2012-20)/Top 25 (2010 & 2011) Female in Virginia, and Top 50 (2020, 2019, 2013)/Top 25 (2012)(Richmond), by Richmond magazine, Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Virginia Business, 2019-20, 2010-17, 2005), VLW 2009 “Leader in the Law," 2008 Congressional “Angels in Adoption” award, and a “Super Lawyer” by Richmond magazine (2006-20), Colleen Marea Quinn also is a partner and equity owner in the law firm of Locke & Quinn, which received the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents “2015 Litigator Award” (on CNN) and “Best Law Firms in America” 2015-2021 (US News & World Report). She and her firm have achieved an “AV” rating, the highest given, by Martindale Hubbell by both peers and the judiciary and "Client Champion" rating by clients. She is the Founder and Host of the “Raising the Bar” Greater RVA Law Talk Radio Show and Director of the Quinn Law Centers at Locke & Quinn including the Women’s Injury Law Center, the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center, and the QLC Internship program. Quinn practices personal injury, medical malpractice, employment, family formation (including adoption & surrogacy) and estate planning law and is admitted to the practice in all state and federal courts in Virginia. She also has a background in commercial litigation and insurance coverage issues.

Quinn graduated from the University of Virginia (JD 1988) and William and Mary (BA 1985) and served as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Harry L. Carrico, Chief Justice, Virginia Supreme Court 1988. She is a Fellow and 2016-17 President of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (“AAAA”) having served on the AAAA Board from 2007-11 & 2013-18 and in numerous Officer, Chair and Conference Chair positions. She serves/has served on numerous Boards: Virginia Law Foundation, Virginia Family Law Coalition, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Richmond Chapter (Past-President), Richmond NAWBO Foundation Board (Past-Secretary, Women of Excellence Co-Chair four years), Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association (Past-President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, JCE Chair), Richmond Women’s Business Consortium (Past-Chairman), Family Formation Charitable Trust (2016-2018), Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Employment/Civil Rights Section Co-Chair 2012-14, 1999-01, Public Affairs Co-Chair 2011-12, Pro Bono Co-Chair 2010-2011, Diversity Chair 2003-04, CLE, Convention, Amicus, Insurance, and Long Range Plan Amicus Committees), Creating a Family Board (2013-16), United Way Women’s Leadership Council (2012-17), CW of VA Girl Scouts Board (2014+, Treasurer), and the Richmond YWCA (Past-President, Advisory Council). Ms. Quinn is a member of the LGBT Bar Family Law Institute, VEBA, ACLU, Equality VA and Gay RVA. She is a Fellow of the LCA, and a member of ASRM, ABA, RBA, VSB, and the AAJ. She speaks and publishes frequently with over 500 presentations and publications.

She contributes/has contributed to AHA Go Red for Women (Executive Leadership Team; Ruby/COR Vitae), VSDV Action Alliance, Petersburg Domestic Violence Task Force, & LINC, is a 1996 graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond, a Lifetime Girl Scout member and, in her spare time, scuba dives, plays tennis, cycles, mountain bikes and teaches aerobics.


Lauren T.

Very informative and easy to follow. Really enjoyable.

Edward P.

It is amazing how incredibly complicated theses contracts must be.

Juanita B.


James C.

Ms. Quinn gave such a detailed overview to ART contract drafting. She was very informative, knowledgeable, and an effective communicator. I agree with her that their needs to bee an Advanced ART contract drafting program in the near future. I highly recommend this to even non-ART contract drafters.

Jeffrey P.


Julie A. B.

Well done! The experience of the lecturer, Colleen Quinn, is obvious. Her intellectual firepower is awesome as she informs and explains a complex and specialized area of law.

Laura N.

Fabulous. Interesting. Easy to follow. Practical.

Dorrie W.

This was a fascinating presentation. I learned a great deal, and I think it's an exciting area of law.

R. Sean M.

Very informative and instructive on complex issues. Great Job.

Javier O.

She did an outstanding job presenting the material.

Eric P.


Fonda F.

Great speaker-- very personable and VERY knowledgeable.

Karen B.

Fascinating material!

Robert Z C.

Very informative. Not my area of practice, never will be. But still fascinating what is involved.

Cynthia L.

excellent speaker

Carrie M.

Great! Very informative

Robin B.

Great topic. Wonderful speaker.

pamela s.

Fabulous fabulous fabulous! I search for all her lectures. Colleen is top-notch.

Patt G.

excellent use of cartoons to make a point!

Melissa S.

This was highly informative and very entertaining!

Kelly A.


Megan H.

Fantastic course. Brought up lots of issues to look our for and to plan for.

Debbie Ann R.

Excellent course, and very informative.

A. P.

Quinn does it again!

Maureen S.

WOW What this woman knows about this area of law could make a whole law school course!

Cynthia R.


Lisa P.

Would love more programing on this topic. Advance ART contracting would be good.

Mary M.

super informative. great speaker

Lawrence J.

shoould be rated a 5. Really shows the importance of drafting with appropriate experience and input. So many bases to cover.

Anna J.

Great presentation. Very relevant and informative.

Zara W.

very interesting presentation, thank you.

Kavitha P.

Great lecture!

Melea B.

Excellent authority on the subject. An area about which I was not familiar.

Richard K.

Wonderful presentation of a complicated type of contract.

Cynthia B.

Excellent speaker.

Alexander W.

Very informative

Robert S.

A very clear overview of the area for practitioner without previous experience and may be asked generally for advise on these issues and to refer to expert. Found it valuable.

Patrick O.

A complete unfamiliar area of law but the speaker's excitement was infectious.

Kristina U.

Very interesting. I would recommend.

Melanie C.

Very useful! Lots of issues---what a good laundry list of what to plan!!

Perry H.

The speaker very knowledged and experienced in her field.

Michael C M.

fascinating. the speaker was excellent.

Lane W.

Phenomenal speaker. Her mastery of the ins and outs of the entire process is clear. Great program!

Bret L.

Surprisingly informative and useful course, even for those not practicing in this area.

Sue M. L.

This is a fascinating topic, with very helpful detailed hints. The slides were relevant and humorous as well.

Christopher C.

Great speaker and fantastic substance for a developing area of the law in many states including TN.

Richard L.


Heidi K.

this was VERY interesting!!

Curtis W.

Excellent. Really comprehensive! Kinda intimidating.

dynelle t.

excellent presentation!

Karen B.

Thank you, I truly enjoyed and was educated by this presentation.

Joshua C.

Very thorough class. Good sense of humor and extreme competence made this an easy one to learn from and held attention well.

Andrew S.

outstanding instructor

Devyn C.

Fantastic presentation. Well organized, clear and interesting,

Darwin K.


Beth B.

Very good! Loved it.

Robert H.

Excellent presenter.

Lisa B.

Great and very relevant subject matter.

Maria G.

Very interesting...should be some fascinating developments in this area.

Julie B.

Really well done. Extremely detailed and specific.

James T.

Good session.

Kimberly J.

Fantastic, a great topic with so many nuances, really enjoyed it.

Sally A.

Very informative.

Karen C.

Lots of great information

Danielle W.

This presenter was PHENOMENAL - among the best on Lawline! Engaging speaker, wonderful flow to presentation and well-organized, thorough and extremely informative material.

Charles C.

The speakers have been excellent lately.

mike l.

One of the best speakers offered by Lawline.

Scott C.

Excellent program!

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