Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Same-Sex Divorce, Parentage for Same Sex Couples - A Networking/Professional Development Event


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Crown Plaza Boston – Newton Hotel
320 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458

5:30-6:00 PM Meet and talk with other professionals – Share ideas ~
Make new contacts ~ Enjoy refreshments
6:00-7:30 PM Lecture and Discussion

Attorney Joyce Kauffman will discuss the intricacies and complications of same sex divorce. Discussion will include:

• Impact of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act;
• Custody and Parentage Issues;
• Portability of Same Sex Marriage;
• Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions.

Speaker Biography: JOYCE KAUFFMAN is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and a trained Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer. Her practice focuses exclusively on family law, with an emphasis on issues impacting the LGBT community. Attorney Kauffman is a member of the Family Law Advisory Council of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, former co-chair of the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association (now known as the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association), and former chair of that organization’s Family Law Section. She is also a member of the Emeritus Board of Directors of Family Equality, a national organization advocating for the rights of LGBTQ families. Lawyers Weekly selected her as one of the Lawyers of the Year in 2009.

Register here.