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Fertility Law in Canada: A Primer

with Lisa Feldstein

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Learning Options:

Live webinar with chat*
includes 60 day replay

9:00 am – 10:30 am (Pacific)
10:00 am – 11:30 am (Mountain)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Central)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Eastern)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Atlantic)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Newfoundland)

*This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A. SK attendees please verify whether you align with Central (MB) or Mountain (AB) time based on season and location.

Registration Fee:

Save $25
Register on or before February 5, 2021
$140.00 + HST

Register after February 5, 2021
$165.00 + HST

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Register 3+ attendees and save up to 25%. See our group discounts here. Contact jennifer@seminarpartners.ca.

CPD Credit Hours:

CPID Credit Hours

ON: This program contains 1.0 Substantive hour and 0.5 Professionalism hours.

BC: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours, including 0.5 hours of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management.

SK & NB: CPD application is pending.

Lawyers in all other mandatory CPD jurisdictions may count their actual attendance at the program towards their CPD requirement/plan.

Seminar Partners is an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario, and a pre-approved CPD Provider of the Law Society of British Columbia.

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Who Should Attend

This program will benefit lawyers from a variety of practice areas, including fertility law, family law, health law, estates and trusts, employment law, contract drafting, and even general practice.

About the Program

As Canadians increasingly turn to assisted human reproduction (AHR) procedures to help build their families, more lawyers need to ensure they have a basic understanding of this growing area of client need. Once the niche of only a handful of fertility law specialists, today lawyers in every practice area, including family law, estate planning, employment law and contract drafting, are encountering clients with reproductive technology-related legal issues. This webinar will create the necessary awareness for practitioners in every field to inquire about and better address matters relating to collaborative reproduction they may come across in their practice. Family health law™ lawyer Lisa Feldstein will provide an overview of common assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and terms, discuss who uses ART and the multiple participants that may be included in a child’s birth, and explain the regulation of ART and surrogacy in Canada, and what courts have done when faced with difficult questions of ART. In addition, she’ll offer practical advice for anyone considering building a fertility law practice or adding fertility law to their existing practice. Topics include:

  • Common assisted reproductive technologies
  • How ART and surrogacy intersect with succession, parentage, incapacity and other legal topics
  • The risks of remaining unaware of ART-related legal issues in your practice

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to acquire a basic comfort level with this rapidly growing and ever-changing area of law.

Meet Your Presenter

Lisa FeldsteinLisa Feldstein a health lawyer and the principal lawyer of Lisa Feldstein Law Office Professional Corporation (Markham). She focuses on serving family members as they interact with the health care system as caregivers, decision-makers and advocates. She calls her firm’s niche Family Health Law™. Lisa has advocated for clients before the Consent and Capacity Board, the Health Services Appeal and Review Board, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. In addition to practicing law, Lisa taught negotiation at Osgoode Hall Law School for six years, and is currently an Adjunct Professor at York University, where she teaches Health Care Law. She is a frequent writer and presenter on health related topics and regularly speaks to the media about the latest health law developments. In 2015 she won a Precedent Setter Award, which recognizes lawyers who have shown excellence and leadership in their early years of practice. She is also a past winner of the Canadian Law Blog Awards for best practitioner blog, familyhealthlaw.ca/blog.

Schedule (Eastern)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome and Introduction

What is reproductive/fertility law?

Regulation of Assisted Human Reproduction

Surrogacy in Canada

Egg/sperm donation in Canada

Tips for anyone pursuing fertility law

Program Wrap-up & Evaluation

Praise For Past Programs

"Very practical presentation that dealt with matters that arise constantly in my practice."

"Good practical info. I do a lot of this work and found it very useful."

"Excellent coverage of the topic. Right on point."

"Enjoyed the practical approach. One of the best CPD programs I have ever experienced."

"A dream presenter. Knowledgeable but very down to earth. Answers questions we deal with every day."

"Excellent - like a conversation with a colleague. I learned several new things."

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Registration Fees

All costs are in Canadian dollars before taxes.

HST/GST: 848208492

Until February 5, 2021

Fertility Law in Canada: A Primer with Lisa Feldstein, Thursday, February 25, 2021 $140.00

After February 5, 2021

Fertility Law in Canada: A Primer with Lisa Feldstein, Thursday, February 25, 2021 $165.00

Groups Save!

Register 3+ attendees and save up to 25%. See our group discounts here. Contact jennifer@seminarpartners.ca.

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