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BUILDING MODERN FAMILIES, LEGISLATING FOR THIRD PARTY REPRODUCTION


--- 1.0 AZ,CA,CO,CT,FL,GA,ID,IL,NC,NJ,NY,NV,PA,WA
--- family law
--- course production date: 3/29/2016
--- presented by NINA ELLEN RUMBOLD

NINA ELLEN RUMBOLD
For some, Assisted Reproductive Technology provides a wonderful alternative way to build or expand their family. However, this is an area where science has outpaced the law and the law is in many instances still evolving and uncertain.

Collaborative Reproduction, including gamete donation (sperm and egg donation) embryo donation and surrogacy (both traditional – where the carrier is the biological parent of the child- and gestational – where the carrier bears no biological connection to the child), implicates important legal rights and relationships.

Key course points are:
• Important Legal Issues to be addressed in Third Party Reproduction.
• How to Protect Parental Rights of Same Sex Parents.
• Legal Status of Surrogacy using New York as an example.
• Importance of Donation Agreements for Egg Sperm and Embryo donation.


--- presented by NINA ELLEN RUMBOLD

NINA ELLEN RUMBOLD is a Partner in the firm of Rumbold & Seidelman,LLP, practicing exclusively in the areas of adoption and reproductive law. Ms Rumbold is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a member of the National LGBT Bar Association Family Law Institute. She received her Juris Doctor degree from New York University Law School and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

Ms. Rumbold 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 the past President of New York Attorneys for Adoption and Family Formation (NYAAFF), an organization of New York attorneys which advocates for legislative reform in the areas of adoption and reproductive law. She is also a regular speaker at the Adoptive Parents Committee annual conference.

DENISE SEIDELMAN is a partner in Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP, a firm devoted exclusively to adoption and reproductive law since 1996. Denise’s practice includes the full gamut of adoption services ranging from private placement and agency adoptions to second and second parent adoptions. She also provides legal counsel to those building their families through egg, sperm, and embryo donation as well as those needing the assistance of a gestational surrogate. She is actively involved in the legislative effort to reform New York law so that those building their families with the assistance of reproductive technology will be recognized under New York law.

Denise is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She is on the Board of Path2Parenthood, a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, and a member of the National LGBT Bar Association Family Law Institute.

Denise has lectured frequently on the legal aspects of the adoption process and on reproductive law before the New York State and New York City Bar Associations as well as before the New York Judicial Institute. Denise is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Washington College of Law. She was admitted to practice in New York in 1980 and in New Jersey in 2006. She began her legal career as a trial attorney for the Criminal Defense Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society.