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Adoption Law and Practice in Georgia

08


November 08, 2019

7:45 AM - 3:30 PM

Atlanta - Bar Center Atlanta Georgia 30303

7:45 REGISTRATION and coffee (All attendees must check in upon arrival. A removable jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:10 WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW –
James B. Outman, Chair, Hester Outman LLC, Norcross – Atlanta

8:20 NAVIGATING ICPC – whether Georgia is the Sending State or the Receiving State –
Niesha Robinson, ICPC Unit Director, Georgia Division of Family & Children Services, Atlanta

8:45 ADDRESSING THE RIGHTS OF THE FATHER – WHETHER HE BE A LEGAL FATHER OR AN ALLEGED BIOLOGICAL FATHER
Justin Y. Hester, Hester Outman LLC, Norcross

9:15 BRAVE NEW WORLD OR EGGS, GAMETES, AND EMBRYOS, OH MY! – An introduction to assisted reproductive technology, focusing on recent and developing case law, particularly relating to eggs, gametes, and embryos, and ownership and transfer issues –
Richard A. Horder, Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP, Atlanta.

9: 55 Break

10:05 EFFECTING THE REVOCATION OF A WRITTEN VOLUNTARY SURRENDER
Christina E. Campbell, The Campbell Law Practice, LLC, Atlanta

10:25 COMPLYING WITH THE SERVICE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE ADOPTION CODE
Sherriann H. Hicks, The Hicks Law Group, Lawrenceville

10:55 MAINTAINING PROFESSIONALISM WHILE USING SOCIAL MEDIA
Erin H. Gerstenzang, ENG Law Firm, Atlanta-

11:55 Lunch

12:20 CHANGES TO GEORGIA’S CHILD ABUSE REGISTRY AND ITS IMPACT ON ADOPTION
Diana Rugh Johnson, Diana Rugh Johnson, P.C., Atlanta

12:50 REPRESENTING FOSTER PARENTS IN CONFLICT WITH DHS: WHOSE BEST INTERESTS?
Josie Redwine, Josie Redwine, P.C., Marietta

1:20 Break

1:30 POST ADOPTION CONTACT AGREEMENTS
Lori M. Surmay, Law Office of Lori M. Surmay, P.C., Atlanta

2:00 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ADOPTION PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE, LEGISLATION, AND CASE LAW
James B. Outman, Hester Outman LLC, Atlanta

2:30 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS REGARDING ISSUES IN ADOPTION PRACTICE: Opportunity for an interactive discussion between registrants and presenters – 60 minutes
Moderator:
Richard A Horder, Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP, Atlanta
Panelists: all presenters

3:30 Adjourn

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Total Hours* Ethics Professionalism Trial Practice
*The 6 total hours include 0 ethics, 1 professionalism and 3 trail practice hour.

Seminar Number: 10325