Assisted Reproductive Technology Law: Methods, Parental Status, Standards of Care, Contracts/Documents


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

Assisted reproductive technology (“ART”) law is a rapidly growing and ever-changing area of law. Increasingly, no matter an attorney’s specialty — family law, estate planning, probate, litigation, etc. – practitioners are encountering clients with assisted reproductive technology-related legal issues. This two-hour course is designed for attorneys seeking to better understand the role of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy in creating families; providing an overview of the state of the law internationally and in the United States, bioethical aspects of ART, and the role of attorneys in protecting the rights of parents, donors, surrogates, and children.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Assisted reproductive technology legal issues
•   The regulation of ART internationally and in the United States
•   Gamete and embryo donation and surrogacy contract drafting best practices
•   Potential and actual claims in the expanding area of ART litigation

Date / Time: April 8, 2020

•   3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern
•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Central
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mountain
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: April 8, 2020

Ellen Trachman, Esq. is an attorney specialized in assisted reproductive technology law and the founder of Trachman Law Center, LLC. In addition to practicing law, she is the co-founder of Colorado Surrogacy (Bright Futures Families), a surrogacy matching and support organization. Ellen co-hosts a podcast entitled I Want To Put A Baby In You, focused on educating and sharing personal stories of assisted reproduction. She is a weekly columnist on assisted reproductive technology legal issues for the legal news website Among numerous recognitions, in 2018, Ellen was named one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.

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Section I. Basics of assisted reproductive technology legal issues, encompassing sperm, egg, and embryo donation and surrogacy

Section II. An overview of the regulation of ART internationally and in the United States

Section III. Gamete and embryo donation and surrogacy contract drafting best practices

Section IV. Potential and actual claims in the expanding area of ART litigation