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Strategies for Handling International Divorces and Making the Case for Surrogacy Leave Highlight ABA Family Law Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 1, 2012 — How do you apply the law regarding leave of absence when there are multiple “mothers”? Some of the foremost family law attorneys will discuss this issue, international divorce cases, assisted reproductive technology laws and others at the _’s Section of Family Law’s 2012 Fall CLE Conference.

The conference will take place Oct. 10 -13 at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. Panelists will also discuss hot topics in family law concerning ethics, estate planning and insurance issues.

Conference programming starts Thursday, Oct. 11. Program highlights include:

“A World of Trouble, a World of Divorce: Helping Clients in an International Divorce Case” — Panelists will offer tips on navigating the perils of cross-border marriage, from prenuptial agreements to the enforcement of child-support awards.
Oct. 11, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Jefferson

“Surrogacy and Employment Law: When It’s Not Your Pregnancy, Is It Your Leave of Absence?” — The medical science behind motherhood has ushered in a legal debate surrounding employee benefits and other workplace matters. International family law experts will discuss how the law regarding leave of absence is applied in surrogacy situations.
Oct. 12, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Monroe

“Self-Represented Litigants as Opposing Parties: What to Do, What to Do!” — The economy has had a major effect on family law as some people choose to stay together because they can’t afford a divorce, while others represent themselves in court because they can’t afford an attorney. This panel will discuss the impact of self-represented litigants on the courts.
Oct. 11, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Adams

The full conference brochure and agenda can be found here.

News reporters may attend the conference at no charge. For media credentials or other information, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo, , -1039.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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