I Have to Adopt My Own Kid? The Parentage Act's Impact on LGBTQ+ Families (EDI211109)

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)


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Presented by the Diversity, Equity, &Inclusion Committee and the LGBT Section

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Connecticut’s Parentage Act provides interesting opportunities and challenges. A learned panel will discuss how this law came about, why it was necessary, and opportunities and challenges for LGBTQ+ and other families.

You Will Learn

  • The backstory behind the Connecticut Parentage Act, what it is, and why it was necessary
  • An overview of the new process to declare parentage under the Act
  • The impact of the process on LGBTQ+ and other families and why it’s an issue

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in the Parentage Act, LGBTQ+ issues, and human rights issues.


(Includes electronic materials)
Member $35
Non-Member $70
Student Member $15


Jenna Cutler Jenna Cutler
Ryan Ryan Deluca LLP, Bridgeport

Beck Fineman Beck S. Fineman
Ryan Ryan Deluca LLP, Bridgeport

Meghan Freed Meghan Freed
Freed Marcroft LLC, Hartford

Douglas NeJaime Douglas NeJaime
Yale Law School, New Haven


Michelle Querijero2 Michelle Querijero

CLE Credit

CT: 1.0 CLE Credit (0.5 General; 0.5 Ethics)
NY: 1.0 CLE Credit (0.5 AOP; 0.5 D & I)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for non-transitional CLE credits.

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml. Financial hardship information is available upon request.

If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.

Closed captioning will be available during the seminar presentation for virtual attendees. 


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