Where and when:
This program will cover the elements of a paternity estoppel case, and considerations supporting preservation or abolition of estoppel; advantages and disadvantages of open adoption; (limited) remedies for finding birth parents or obtaining medical information; an overview of developments in broad-based genetic testing and sharing of information; and the psychological ramifications of truth in parentage.
8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00-9:05 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:05-9:55 Who’s Your Daddy? Paternity by Estoppel in a DNA World
The Historical Origins of Equitable Estoppel
and its First Applications
to Paternity Cases
· Shondel and its Progeny
· The Estoppel Permutations
· DNA at Birth -- What Happens When They Private Test?
What Does This Mean for the Attorneys in the Courtroom?
Speakers: Hon. W. Dennis Duggan
John J. Aman, Esq.
9:55-10:20 The Psychological Ramifications of Truth in Parentage
Speakers: Richard Mayer, M.D.
Anne Reynolds Copps, Esq.
10:20-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-10:55 Adoption Secrecy in
· Accessing Records
· Post-Adoption Contract Agreements
· Practical Implications of Agreements – Enforcement, Modifications and Waiver
Speaker: Anne Reynolds Copps, Esq.
10:55-11:45 Adoption Secrecy in the
· History of Access to Adoption Records
· Effects of Recent Changes in State Laws
· Open Sesame -- Who Are My Other Parents?
Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Samuels
11:45-12:10 Panel Discussion
Professor Merril Sobie
Pace University School of Law
John J. Aman, Esq.
Deputy Chief Support Magistrate
Richard Mayer, M.D.
Anne Reynolds Copps, Esq.
Prof. Elizabeth Samuels
Hon. W. Dennis Duggan
the Family Court,
About Robert J. Schack
Robert J. Schack was a founding member of the Committee on Children and the Law and, for many years, Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee. A supervising attorney at the New York State Attorney General's Office, Mr. Schack represented the State in several landmark juvenile justice and child welfare cases. He was a tireless advocate for children’s rights and interests, and contributed enormously to the Committee's and Bar Association’s achievements.
Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar
Association members may apply
for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial
hardship. Any member of the Association who has a genuine basis of financial
hardship can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances.
To apply for a discount or scholarship, please send your request in writing to
the New York State Bar Association, Attn: Catheryn
Special Note for Attorneys Representing Children and Family Court
Assigned Counsel Panel Members: Attorneys for Children and panel members are
eligible to apply for a discounted registration fee for this program. If you qualify, you cannot register
online. You must obtain a 2012
Discounted Registration Fee Form from your Program Director or download the waiver form at http://www.nysba.org/ChildrenandtheLaw,
to the completed Annual Meeting Registration Form, and fax or mail back the completed forms to
the number/address listed. A limited
number of forms are available on a first come/first serve basis for Family
Court or Family Court Appeals assigned counsel panel members who are not
currently attorneys for children. To
inquire about these waivers, please call Catheryn
Teeter at (518) 487-5621 before Friday,
January 6, 2012. No waivers can be
issued after the cutoff date. Please note that if you are not a member of
Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: NYSBA will make reasonable modifications/accommodations to allow participation in its services, programs, or activities by persons with disabilities. NYSBA will provide auxiliary aids and services upon request. NYSBA will remove architectural barriers and communication barriers that are structural in nature where readily achievable. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Katherine Suchocki at 518-487-5591.
For overnight room accommodations, please call the Hilton New York at 1-800-445-8667 and identify yourself as a member of the New York State Bar Association. Room rates are $259.00 for single/double occupancy. Reservations must be made by December 23, 2011. You also can reserve your overnight room on the web at http://www.nysba.org/12accomm.
about this specific program, please contact Katherine Suchocki
at firstname.lastname@example.org. or
518-487-5590 For registration questions only, please call 518-487-5621. Fax registration form to 866-680-0946.
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