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April 12, 2023

ABA family law conference to discuss ART post-Dobbs and more

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2023 — Leading practitioners and professionals from across the country will discuss important developments for family law lawyers during the 2023 Spring CLE Conference hosted by the American Bar Association Section of Family Law, April 19-22.

Three days of programming for new and seasoned family law practitioners will include topics such as the fallout from the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade on artificial reproductive technology, including international considerations and concerns about criminalization.

2023 Spring CLE Conference
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Family Law

Wednesday-Saturday, April 19-22

ARIA Resort & Casino
3730 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 70112

Program highlights include:

“ART Happenings Around the World” A panel of experts, including lawyers from Ireland, France, Italy and Argentina, will examine how changes in the law here and abroad could impact ART practice in the United States.
Thursday, 8:40-10:45 a.m. PDT

“The Bang Felt Around the World - International ART Considerations Post-Dobbs” A panel of experts will explore the parallel efforts to restrict ART at the national and international levels before asking how different countries address the issues of infertility treatment prevention. A case study will be used to discuss how human rights considerations, such as identity, continuity of legal rights and reproductive rights are driving these efforts.
Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PDT

“Conceiving the Inconceivable…The Fallout from Dobbs” This panel will provide a look at the outcomes and tentacles of the Dobbs ruling and language of the court. The speakers will analyze the impact on ART law, including adjusting contract language, ART best practice changes, breach of contract provisions, overall adjustments and optimism that may be needed in an ART law practice.
Friday, 8:40-10:45 a.m. PDT

“Did Dobbs Just Criminalize the World of IVF (and Other Unintended Consequences)?” — This panel will look at the impact of Dobbs on all providers in the ART arena, including lawyers, medical practices and matching programs, and will address potential criminal and other liability of medical providers, clients and others, and the risks to medical and other providers along with multijurisdictional impact.
Friday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PDT

A complete agenda can be found online.

For media registration, please contact Priscilla Totten at [email protected]. Note: As part of the registration process, every attendee is required to affirm his/her commitment to comply with the in-person meeting guidelines. Please review the requirements carefully prior to registering for the meeting.

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.