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April 13, 2022

ABA family law conference to discuss posthumous reproduction, oncofertility, more

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2022 — Leading practitioners and professionals from across the country will discuss important developments for family law lawyers during the 2022 Spring CLE Conference hosted by the American Bar Association Section of Family Law, April 20-23.

Three days of programming for new and seasoned family law practitioners will include topics such immigration and family law, international divorce and issues surrounding assisted reproductive technology including planned and unplanned posthumous reproduction.

2022 Spring CLE Conference
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Family Law

Tuesday-Thursday, April 20-23

921 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Program highlights include:

“The Intersection of Immigration and Family Law: Immigrants, Culture and Immigration Relief in Family Courts A panel of experts will discuss the issues that affect immigrants in the family court system, including individual forms of immigration relief and their requirements, while considering the issues faced by immigrants in family court such as cultural differences and experiences, bias, inequities of power, travel and immigration status.
Thursday, 8:40-10:45 a.m. EDT

“Where There isn’t a Will, There Might be a Way: Planned and Unplanned Posthumous Reproduction” A panel of experts, including Stephanie M. Caballero of The Surrogacy Law Center, PLC, in Carlsbad, California, will discuss how, and how much, we can control posthumous reproduction, planned and unplanned; the impact of posthumous reproduction on the intestacy system and the establishment of the parent-child relationship; and surrogacy contract provisions, guardian nomination documents and their relationship to estate plans.
Thursday, 8:40-10:45 a.m. EDT

“International Divorces — Dealing with Foreign Assets and Enforcing Foreign Judgments” A panel will focus on the enforcement of foreign orders in the United States and offer tips on writing orders in the U.S. so that they will have a greater likelihood of being enforced in other countries. Discovery methods for locating foreign assets as they relate to property divisions in international family law cases will also be addressed.
Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon EDT

“Oncofertility — An Exploration of the Collaboration between Fertility and Oncology for Family Formation” — A panel of experts, including Joyce Reinecke of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation in Lafayette, California, will discuss the medical side of oncofertility, the road map to family building after cancer diagnosis and the latest updates in the advocacy oncofertility world. All professionals, the panelists each bringing a unique perspective from within the oncofertility community and will cover the social, advocacy, legal and medical issues.
Friday, 8:40-10:45 a.m. EDT

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free and open to members of the press. All meeting attendees are required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the start of the meeting. For media credentialing and to receive further COVID-related instructions, please contact Priscilla Totten at [email protected].

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.