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.
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)
Denise E. Seidelman, Esq. is a Partner in the firm of Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP and has been practicing exclusively in the areas of adoption and reproductive law since 1996. Denise is a member of the leading organizations in the adoption and reproductive law fields including: The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA), the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AARTA), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Family Law Institute of the National LGBT Bar Association. She a member of the Board of Trustees of AAAA/AAARTA and a member of the Board of Directors for Path2Parenthood a not-for-profit organization providing free education on issues relating to reproductive health and infertility prevention.
Denise is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Washington College of Law. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and also admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
She has lectured on Adoption Law and Reproductive Law as a member of the faculties of the ABA Family Law Section, Practicing Law Institute, the New York Judicial Institute, the Center For Adoption Policy, and the New York City Bar Center for Continuing Legal Education. She is a regular speaker at the APC annual adoption conference. Denise is a member of New York Attorneys for Adoption and Family Formation (NYAAFF), an organization which advocates for legislative reform in the areas of adoption and reproductive law. She is also a major contributor to The Child-Parent Security Act, proposed legislation which seeks to reform New York’s laws regarding the parentage of children born through assisted reproductive technology.
Nina E. Rumbold, Esq., is a Partner in the firm of Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP practicing exclusively in the areas of adoption and reproductive law. Nina is a member of the leading organizations in the adoption and reproductive law fields including: The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA), the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AARTA), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Family Law Institute of the National LGBT Bar Association.
Nina received her Juris Doctor degree from New York University Law School and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. She has lectured on Adoption Law and Reproductive Law as a member of the faculties of the ABA Family Law Section, Practicing Law Institute, the New York Judicial Institute and the New York City Bar Center for Continuing Legal Education. She is also a regular speaker at the Adoptive Parents Committee annual conference.
A current member and former President of New York Attorneys for Adoption and Family Formation (NYAAFF), an organization which advocates for legislative reform in the areas of adoption and reproductive law, Nina is a major contributor to The Child-Parent Security Act, proposed legislation which seeks to reform New York’s laws regarding the parentage of children born through assisted reproductive technology.
Interesting. Informative. Well-Structured and Clear but Engaging and Personable. This is probably the best CLE I have ever had.
Very interesting and informative
Veryy well prepared and presented
You could tell that the instructors feel committed to the subject matter and what to see legislation passed in NYS.
Very positive experience.
I wish I could give these presenters a 5
So interesting! Great presentation
The lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and were good presenters.
I loved how they went back in time and out of state to give a good background
This program was awesome!
If someone is interested in a good primer (and more) in the subject matter, this was well done. Specialized area for sure.
Subject area very clearly articulated by the presenters and the slides were also detailed and easily read.
Informative on an area of the law in which I had limited knowledge.
Very interesting subject.
Excellent presentation. Very informative!
Excellent and useful presentation.
Marvelous presentation. Both Ms. Seidelman and Ms. Rumbold were extremely good and very informative.
Very good presentation
I do not practice in this area of the law but I learned so much!
For a non-practioner in this area, it was excellent. The speakers...compelling.
Very informative and enjoyable.
Very interesting and informative, as much for the discussion of what the law provides as for the discussion of the unsresolved areas.
This was a very interesting and informative class! Thank you!!
An especially important and supremely well presented course!!
The presenters obviously knew what they were talking about on an uncomfortable subject.
The law in this complex area that has so many variations was cleary communicated.
Presenters did a very good job,.
This was highly informative, well presented and interesting.
Good presentation. Thanks
Would love more CLE's on this subject and adoption law in New York State
Excellent, informative, and passionate speakers make all the difference. What a terrific CLE -- the best I have ever seen.
One of the most interesting programs I've viewed.
This was the best class I took so far
Excellent and engaging presenters addressing a very relevant "current-day" topic. Very good presentation.
Fascinating area of law I knew very little about from a NY-specific perspective prior to this program.
Very interesting topic. I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion.
Great class and super rapport between the instructors
The preparation and presentation of the panel was excellent
Found this extremely informative and was captivated by the attorneys providing the information.
This course is so timely! Really enjoyed learning this area of the law.
This was so informative and really explained just how behind in the times NY law is on third party reproduction
Great discussion and the course materials are very good as well.
Nice to see lawyers committed to the cause of their practice
An excellent course. The speakers were very interesting and knowledgeable.
Another great program. Thanks
Keep up the great work ladies!!!
I thought the subject matter was very interesting.
This was a very interesting lecture. I enjoyed it.
Loved this presentation.
I will contact my legislators.
best one yet!
Excellent overview; excellent use of case law; the material demanded more time; really enjoyed the speakers; got me more interested in the legal issues
Very interesting presentation
Excellent, excellent presentation
Very interesting and informative!
very interesting topic
Fantastic presentation !
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.
What an extremely interesting topic discussed by well versed speakers.
clear, concise and convincing - I loved this one - an area about which I knew very little made clear and urgent...
Interesting talk! I thought at first it would be a bore, but I remained focused and learned a fair amount.
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.
The course was presented in a clear and easy to follow manner.
Terrific and eye-opening class.
Excellent, enjoyable and informaqtive. I highly recommend it.
Great overview of this problem in the New York law and ideas for ameliorating it
Relevant and quite interesting. I really got that the speakers were committed.
Excellent presentation on controversial topics. Thank you.
Not a topic I knew anything about, but the presenters were knowledgeable and engaging. Glad I watched.
This helped me understand a lot of the terminology that I was previously misusing. Thank you.
this was an absolutely fascinating discussion
Best course I have taken by far.
Absolutely fascinating topic and so well covered. Thank you.
Very interesting subject.
Outstanding explanation of a very complicated and underexplored area of the law.
Very informative and interesting
I found the presentation very information and heartbreaking. New York has got to change its laws regarding this subject.
Interesting, thoughtful presentation
A complicated and bewildering topic.
Excellent overview of a confusing area of law
Excellent program. One of the best CLE courses I've heard.
I really enjoyed learning about this are of the law. The presenters did an excellent job keeping their audience engaged.
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