Back to Basics: Adoption Law Post-Pandemic (2/9/23)
This seminar will discuss handling the basic types of adoption that a practitioner new to this area may encounter, including related and adult adoptions. Topics include the current climate of adoption, new procedures in Cook County adoption court due to the pandemic, cases to avoid, representing same gender parents, being appointed to represent indigent parents in a contested adoption and estate planning considerations in adoption and assisted reproductive technology.
TOPICS AND SPEAKERS:
Changes in Adoption Law and Procedure, Step-Parent/Related Adoptions and Red Flags
Michelle M. Hughes, Law Offices of Michelle M. Hughes PC
Cailee J. Alderman, Kogut & Wilson LLC
Genie Miller Gillespie, Gillespie Law Group, LLC
Adoption Procedures for Same Gender Couple – Adoption vs. Parentage Orders
Denise J. Patton, Law Offices of Denise J. Patton
Adult Adoptions – A Practical Overview
Tiffany A. Horstein, Family Forward Law LLC
Serving as Court Appointed Attorney for an Indigent Biological Parent in a Contested Adoption Case
Sheila A. Maloney, Attorney At Law
Ashley Reed, Monahan Law Group, LLC
Estate Planning Considerations in Adoption & Assisted Reproductive Technology
Clarke M. Gillespie, III, Gillespie Law Group, LLC
Shelley B. Ballard, Shelley B. Ballard PC
Vice-Chair, CBA Adoption Law Committee 2022-2023
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