Appointment to leading surrogacy committee

With a great deal of humility and honour, I have accepted an appointment as a member of one of the world’s leading surrogacy committees. I have been appointed as a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section’s Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee. Despite the mouthful, this is the surrogacy committee… Read More »Custom Single Post Header

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Appointment to leading surrogacy committee

With a great deal of humility and honour, I have accepted an appointment as a member of one of the world’s leading surrogacy committees.

I have been appointed as a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section’s Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee.

Despite the mouthful, this is the surrogacy committee of the American Bar Association, the world’s largest, richest and most powerful lawyers’ association in the world.

I have been appointed as one of two international members of the Executive Council, which is to run the ART committee. It is both humbling and a recognition by my international peers of my abilities.

The appointments come at a critical time, as there are currently moves to have a Hague convention to govern international surrogacy.

The council and committee are headed by Steve Snyder (pictured), a leading surrogacy lawyer from Minneapolis.

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Forced Marriage

On November 1st 2023, Accredited Family Law Specialist and Page Provan Director Stephen Page presented a paper at the Brisbane Zonta Club about forced marriage. I acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal peoples, on whose lands we meet today, their elders, past, present and emerging. Ruqia Hidari was aged 21 and living in Victoria, when, according to police,… Read More »Forced Marriage

ACT Government Surrogacy Bill

The ACT Government has today introduced a bill to amend the ACT’s surrogacy laws. The proposed changes are more incremental than fundamental. They include allowing a single person to undertake surrogacy, for the surrogate to be single if needed, a requirement for legal advice and counselling beforehand, a written agreement being required, that traditional surrogacy is… Read More »ACT Government Surrogacy Bill

Planning to resolve: ADR in ART

ADR can help resolve disputes in ART cases. ADR is not limited to mediation and arbitration. Other types of informal dispute resolution can resolve disputes. When assisted reproductive treatment cases go off the rails, they can have the next level of bitterness and volatility. There can be a keen sense of betrayal when things don’t… Read More »Planning to resolve: ADR in ART