FAMILY LAW SECTION MEETING
Thursday, January 17, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 3.00 (Professional Practice 2.00, Diversity 1.00)
Grand Ballroom East, 3rd Floor
2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Eric Tepper, Esq., Section Chair, Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP, Glenville
2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Intent, Consent and Facts on the Ground: Legal Issues Facing LGBT Families in New York State after Brooke S.B. (1.0 Credit in Areas of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias)
Parental rights for non-adoptive/non-biological parents in New York State were recognized for the first time in the now-two-year-old decision of the Court of Appeals in Brooke S.B. We will review the decision, its key legal principles, and its precedential value in pending litigation involving the rights of non-traditional families with a key member of the legal team. Brooke S.B. will also join us.
Brett M. Figlewski, Esq.
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
New York City
Brooke Barone, “Brooke S.B.,” non-biological parent in the seminal Court of Appeals case, Matter of Brooke S.B. v. Elizabeth A.C.C.
2:55 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Break
3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. UCCJEA and Relocation: Jurisdictional Problems (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
Learn more about the exclusive continuing jurisdiction provision of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), parental agreements, and other jurisdictional considerations in relocation cases.
Linda H. Elrod, Esq.
Richard S. Righter Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Washburn University School of Law Children and Family Center
3:55 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Matrimonial Case Update: The Year In Review (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
Take a walk through the most interesting cases of 2018, the new statute’s affects thus far, and issues on the horizon.
Bruce J. Wagner, Esq.
McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.