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September 18, 2019

Privacy, assisted reproductive technology to be discussed at ABA family law conference

WASHINGTON, Sept 18, 2019 — Leading practitioners and professionals from across the country will discuss important developments for family law lawyers during the 2019 Fall CLE Conference hosted by the American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Sept. 25-28 in Austin, Texas.

Three days of programming for new and seasoned family law practitioners will include topics such as litigating custody on a budget, recent technological developments in assisted reproduction and the role of privacy in family law matters.

2019 Fall CLE Conference     
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Family Law

Wednesday-Saturday, Sept. 25-28

Fairmont Austin
101 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Program highlights include:

“Litigating Custody on a Shoestring Budget: Winning Custody Without Losing an Arm and a Leg”  Practitioners experienced in representing low-income clients will share their best tips, tricks and techniques on how to achieve the client’s desired outcome on a limited or zero budget.

Thursday, 11 a.m.-Noon, Palm Park A (7th Floor)

“ART Practitioner to Ground Control: Where Do We Go from Here?” — Recent technological developments allow us to manipulate cells in dramatic ways. New interventions hold the promise of preventing debilitating genetic conditions but also raise important questions. IVG could revolutionize human reproduction but must be examined carefully. A panel of experts will discuss the state of the science and its potential impact on the law with new and emerging ART techniques.

Thursday, 11 a.m.-Noon, Park View B (7th Floor)

“International ART Update from Canada, France, and England” — This panel will provide key updates in the field of ART from England, France and Canada and the progress of international initiatives relative to ART.

Friday, 8:45-10:45 a.m., Park View B (7th Floor)

“I Know Where You Have Been: Exploring the Right to Privacy in Family Law Matters” —With the continued changes in today’s digital world, this program will explore whether clients should have an expectation of privacy and protection in their use of various forms of technology.   In particular, privacy expectations with cellphones, computers, cloud-based data, GPS tracking and smart speakers will be explored.

Friday, 11 a.m.-Noon, Palm Park B (7th Floor)

“Vital Statistics Reforms, Full-Faith & Credit of Parentage Orders & Working with Vital Records Across State Lines” — This panel will help you keep up with Vital Statistics best practices reforms, learn how full faith and credit should apply to your parentage orders and learn how best to work with Vital Records offices across state lines.

Friday, 11 a.m.-Noon, Park View B (7th Floor)

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free for members of the press. For media credentialing and more information, please contact Priscilla Totten at 202-662-1094 or Priscilla [email protected].

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