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Eleventh Annual Adoption Law and Policy Conference

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

DOMA, ICWA & CHIFF:
What’s Changed in Adoption and Child Welfare Law and Policy?

Sponsored by the Center for Adoption Policy and the Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families at New York Law School

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8:15-8:45
Registration and Morning Coffee

8:45-9:00
Welcome

9:00-9:30
Opening Remarks

9:30-11:15
Adoption by Same-Sex Couples Following Windsor

Panelists: Professor Ari Ezra Waldman, New York Law School (Moderator); Nina Rumbold, Esq. and Denise Seidelman, Esq., Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP; Susan Sommer, Senior Counsel and Director of Constitutional Litigation, Lambda Legal

11:30-1:15
The Indian Child Welfare Act Going Forward

Panelists: Professor Joan Hollinger, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Moderator); Margaret Burt, Esq.; Professor Marcia Zug, University of South Carolina School of Law

1:15 – 2: 30
Lunch

2:30-4:30
International Adoption, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, the Children in Families First Act and the Future of International Child Welfare

Panelists: Whitney Reitz, Senior Policy Advisor on International Child Welfare to Senator Mary Landrieu (Moderator); Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, Harvard Law School; Kathryn Fitrell, U.S. Department of State; Professor Elizabeth Frankenberg, Duke University

4:30 – 5:30
Questions and Discussion with the Audience

5:30
Reception

GENERAL INFORMATION

Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 8:45 AM (check-in at 8:00 AM)

Address:
New York Law School
185 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013

General Registration Fee: $65 (or see below for financial assistance).

CLE Information: 6.0 transitional and non-transitional New York State CLE Credits will be available to all attendees.

Organizer

Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families
Phone:
212.431.2351
Email:
Website:
http://www.nyls.edu/diane_abbey_law_center_for_children_and_families/

Venue

Auditorium WA14
Phone:
2124312100
185 West Broadway New York, 10013 United States
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Website:
http://www.nyls.edu