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
CLE PROGRAM CO-SPONSORED BY THE COMMITTEE ON LGBT PEOPLE AND THE LAW
2:00 p.m. – 2:05
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.
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
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
Linda D. 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.