2020 LGBT Family Law Institute® Program and Schedule
The LGBT Family Law Institute® (“FLI”), a joint venture of the LGBT Bar and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, is a year-round membership group which allows experienced LGBTQ+ family law practitioners to share collective wisdom and to discuss cutting-edge legal strategies for representing members of the LGBTQ+ community on such matters as family creation, assisted reproductive technology, ethics, interstate and international parentage issues, estate planning, collaborative law, transgender issues, dissolution of relationships, and elder law. The annual meeting of FLI is held on the Friday of the Lavender Law® Conference each year and is open only to dues-paying members of FLI and the LGBT Bar. Annual meeting sessions are not formal lectures, but rather are structured to encourage participation from everyone in attendance. Further, the annual meeting gives participants an opportunity to network with lawyers from other states in order to build a cadre of family law practitioners throughout the country. To create an environment that encourages the free flow of information, registration is limited to 125 FLI members. The meeting will be closed and the proceedings will not be recorded.
The LGBT Family Law Institute® annual meeting is restricted to FLI members only and is not open to law students. Experienced family law practitioners wishing to join FLI and attend the annual meeting must submit an application, undergo an interview, and join both FLI and the LGBT Bar as dues-paying members before being approved to attend the meeting. Click here to see more details about the FLI application process.
The 2020 agenda will be posted in June 2020. Please see the 2019 agenda below for reference.
2019 Program and Schedule
(Breakout Sessions: Salon E and Salon K)
FLI Director: Tiffany Palmer, Jerner & Palmer
Program Committee Chair: Rebecca Levin, Jerner & Palmer
|8:30am-8:45am||Arrival and Welcome (Rebecca Levin/Tiffany Palmer)|
|8:45am-10:00am||State of the Union with NCLR (Shannon Minter)|
|10:00am-10:30am||FLI Relationship Building (Ellen Fischer, Rebecca Levin)|
|10:45am-12:30pm||Town Hall: Post-Marriage Equality Trends Across the Country in Parentage/Marital Presumption, Non-Marital Relationships and Other Legal Designations (Bill Singer)|
|1:30pm-2:45pm||Joint Program with Transgender Law Institute and Trusts & Estates Institute: Trans Name & Gender Changes 2.0 (Moderator: Ellen Fischer; Speakers: Josh Langdon, James Knapp, Arli Christian)|
Salon E: Donor Conception/Ownership of Genetic Material (Alana Chazan)
Salon K: Litigating in State vs. Federal Court: Considerations Under the Trump Administration/New Supreme Court (Debra Guston, Lee Carpenter)
|4:15pm-5:00pm||Closing Session (Future of FLI) (Tiffany Palmer)|