Modern Family: Third Party Reproduction in New York

Production Date: February 18, 2015 Practice Areas: Contract Law, Family & Matrimonial Law, Science & Technology Law, and Life Sciences Estimated Length: 6000 minutes


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Dramatic medical advances in the treatment of infertility now provide men and women who might not otherwise become parents with the opportunity to have children.  As a consequence of these advances, parenthood can no longer be defined simply by reference to genetics or the act of giving birth.  While the law in most any state has evolved to keep pace with these advances, such has not been the case in New York.  As a result, New Yorkers are limited in the family building options that are available to them.  Additionally, many children born through these new technologies lack the same security in their parental relationships as other children born through more traditional methods.  This lack of legal recognition for familial relationships places these children at risk. 


In this course, attorneys Nina Rumbold and Denise Seidelman walk you through the legalities surrounding the issues of third party reproduction and present to you the need for legislative reform in New York State. 


Learning Objectives:

I.      Understand the revolution in building families as a result of Third Party Reproduction (Sperm Donation, Egg Donation, Embryo Donation, and Surrogacy)

II.     Define the important terms and comprehend the legal concepts involved in this area of law

III.    Address the shortcomings of current New York laws in addressing the parentage of many children

IV.   Develop strategies to obtain legal recognition of parentage

V.    Recognize the need for legislative reform and review pending legislation (The Child Parent Security Act) 

Craig G.
New York, NY

Very positive experience.

Nancy S.
Yonkers, NY

I wish I could give these presenters a 5

Jennifer N.
New York, NY

So interesting! Great presentation

Dan R.
West Islip, NY

The lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and were good presenters.

yekaterina l.
brooklyn, NY

I loved how they went back in time and out of state to give a good background

Christina T.
New York, NY

This program was awesome!

Michael S.
Palisades, NY


Linda P.
Newton, NJ

very enlightening

Andrew W.
Congers, NY

If someone is interested in a good primer (and more) in the subject matter, this was well done. Specialized area for sure.

Dennis S.
Bedford, NY

Subject area very clearly articulated by the presenters and the slides were also detailed and easily read.

Robert H.
Boynton Beach, FL

Informative on an area of the law in which I had limited knowledge.

Alysa S.
Larchmont, NY

Great lecture

Jill L.
Schenectady, NY

Very interesting subject.

Debra S.
Atlantic Beach, NY

Excellent presentation. Very informative!

Bethanne H.
Manhattan, NY

Excellent and useful presentation.

Agnes M.
New York, NY

Marvelous presentation. Both Ms. Seidelman and Ms. Rumbold were extremely good and very informative.

Richard W.
Morrristown, NJ

Very good presentation

Ester A.
Garden City, NY

thank you

Elizaveta K.
white plains, NY

I do not practice in this area of the law but I learned so much!

Howard K.
Bayonne, NJ

For a non-practioner in this area, it was excellent. The speakers...compelling.

Ira L.
Demarest, NJ

Very informative and enjoyable.

John Q.
New York, NY

Great presentation

Jane S.
Raleigh, NC

Very interesting and informative, as much for the discussion of what the law provides as for the discussion of the unsresolved areas.

Kristen C.
Thornwood, NY

This was a very interesting and informative class! Thank you!!

Don A.
New York, NY

An especially important and supremely well presented course!!

Gil M.
Holbrook, NY

The presenters obviously knew what they were talking about on an uncomfortable subject.

Rosa L.
New York, NY

The law in this complex area that has so many variations was cleary communicated.

Robert M.
Greenwich, CT

Presenters did a very good job,.

Tali P.

This was highly informative, well presented and interesting.

Timothy David P.
New York, NY

Good presentation. Thanks

David G.
Valley Stream, NY

Excellent CLE

Matthew D.
Hoboken, NJ

very good

Vivian F.
Brooklyn, NY

Would love more CLE's on this subject and adoption law in New York State

Jeffrey E.
Montclair, NJ

Excellent, informative, and passionate speakers make all the difference. What a terrific CLE -- the best I have ever seen.

Denver, CO

Very good

Karen F.
Tenafly, NJ

One of the most interesting programs I've viewed.

Victoria C.
Yonkers, NY


Robin G.
Melville, NY

This was the best class I took so far

Alexandra M.
Manhattan, NY

Very informative!

Danice K.
New York, NY

Excellent and engaging presenters addressing a very relevant "current-day" topic. Very good presentation.

Kimberly P.
Albany, NY

Very interesting!

Whitney M.
Des Moines, IA

Fascinating area of law I knew very little about from a NY-specific perspective prior to this program.

Anthony W.
Henderson, NV

Very informative.

Tara K.
New York, NY

Very interesting topic. I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion.

Thomas S.
Brightwaters, NY

Great class and super rapport between the instructors

Virginia C.
Manhattan, NY

well presented

Robert S.
West Hempstead, NY

The preparation and presentation of the panel was excellent

Lauren D.
Verona, NJ

Found this extremely informative and was captivated by the attorneys providing the information.

erica l.
Southold, NY

This course is so timely! Really enjoyed learning this area of the law.

Deena M.
Marlboro Township, NJ

This was so informative and really explained just how behind in the times NY law is on third party reproduction

Alan R.
Manhattan, NY

Great discussion and the course materials are very good as well.

Stephen K.

Nice to see lawyers committed to the cause of their practice

Rosalie F.
New York, NY

An excellent course. The speakers were very interesting and knowledgeable.

Yasmine R.
Long Beach, NY

Another great program. Thanks

Susan B.
Katonah, NY

Keep up the great work ladies!!!

Tanya C.
queensvillage, NY


Dianne G.
Plainview, NY

I thought the subject matter was very interesting.

Bridget C.
Garden City, NY

This was a very interesting lecture. I enjoyed it.

Marta B.
Lodi, CA

Loved this presentation.

Jason J.
New York, NY

Great course!

Michael R.
Port Chester, NY

Fantastic course

Elizabeth C. T.
Kingston, NY

Well done.

Carrie O.
Forest Hills, AL

I will contact my legislators.

Queens, NY

best one yet!

Kazuko S.
Miami Beach, FL

Excellent course!

James C.
new york, NY

Excellent overview; excellent use of case law; the material demanded more time; really enjoyed the speakers; got me more interested in the legal issues

Robert C.
New York, NY

Very interesting presentation

Lorna C.
New York, NY

Excellent, excellent presentation

jack s.
New York, NY

Excellent presentation

gail w.
new york, NY

Very interesting and informative!

Malissa L.
Far Rockaway, NY

very interesting topic

Anita S.
Ridgefield, CT

Fantastic presentation !

Darleen B.

I took a Laws Response to Reproductive Technology class 20 years ago in NY. It is a shame things have not moved more hastily in this area.

Norma G.
Hicksville, NY

What an extremely interesting topic discussed by well versed speakers.

Miles E.
Ithaca, NY

clear, concise and convincing - I loved this one - an area about which I knew very little made clear and urgent...

Roger Z.
Valatie, NY


Karen K.
New York, NY

Excellent seminar

Neal D.
New York, NY

Interesting talk! I thought at first it would be a bore, but I remained focused and learned a fair amount.

Marisa G.
New York, NY

Really Interesting!!

Richard C.
Glen Rock, NJ

Excellent course.

Michael G.
Hewlett, NY

I took this course simply out of curiosity, and I found it very interesting and quite compelling. The instructors were excellent, articulate, knowledgeable, and enjoyable to listen to. I highly recommend this class.

Scott A.
Bayside, NY

The course was presented in a clear and easy to follow manner.

Robin H.
Staten Island, NY

Terrific and eye-opening class.

Lloyd G.
Buffalo, NY

Excellent, enjoyable and informaqtive. I highly recommend it.

William B.
Bronxville, NY

Great overview of this problem in the New York law and ideas for ameliorating it

Marlon S.
Beverly Hills, CA

Relevant and quite interesting. I really got that the speakers were committed.

Catherine M.
New York, NY

Excellent presentation on controversial topics. Thank you.

Alessia M.
Greenwich, CT


David G.
East Northport, NY

Not a topic I knew anything about, but the presenters were knowledgeable and engaging. Glad I watched.

Roy E.
Long Valley, NJ

This helped me understand a lot of the terminology that I was previously misusing. Thank you.

Adrienne B.
Basking Ridge, NJ


susan n.
New York, NY

this was an absolutely fascinating discussion

Lisa E.
Chevy Chase, MD

Best course I have taken by far.

Andrea W.
New York, NY

Very interesting!!!

Jenifer D.
New York, NY

Absolutely fascinating topic and so well covered. Thank you.

Patricia C.
New York, NY

Very interesting subject.

John H.
Honeoye Falls, NY

Outstanding explanation of a very complicated and underexplored area of the law.

Silvia C.
Atlanta, GA

Very informative and interesting

Judith S.
Merrick, NY

I found the presentation very information and heartbreaking. New York has got to change its laws regarding this subject.

David D.
Santa Monica, CA

Interesting, thoughtful presentation

Karl O.
Sodus, NY

A complicated and bewildering topic.

Eileen M.
boonton, NJ

Excellent overview of a confusing area of law

Mary T.
Brooklyn, NY

Terrific presentation.

Debra K.
Katonah, NY

Excellent program. One of the best CLE courses I've heard.

Anthony L.
Rochester, NY

Excellent presentation!

Beth S.
Houston, TX

I really enjoyed learning about this are of the law. The presenters did an excellent job keeping their audience engaged.

Mark K.
Deer Park, NY

well done