My orphan paper- Surrogacy Australia conference
No longer would I be presenting my paper about who is a parent for international surrogacy arrangements (or more properly put, Australia’s bizarre schizoid view about who can be a parent- you might be for some purposes but not others), but instead I was asked to chair the legal session and to moderate a panel of lawyers discussing surrogacy. All a great honour, and I am very lucky and humbled that I was asked. But there was my orphan paper. Luckily it will still be published as part of the conference papers. I will also post it on my blog.
And who are the lawyers on the panel? They are:
- Professor Jenni Millbank, in my view Australia’s leading academic legal expert on surrogacy
- Steve Snyder, chair of the American Bar Association’s Assisted Reproduction Technology Committee, and head of IARC surrogacy in Minneapolis
- John Weltman of Circle Surrogacy in Boston
- Amit Karkhanis of Kay Legal from Mumbai
I am very lucky that I have had the opportunity to work with or consult with Jenni, Steve, John and Amit.
I am an associate member of the American Bar Association. Steve and John are members. Amit is an associate. I also serve as one of two international representatives on the American Bar Association’s Assisted Reproduction Technology Committee.
Jenni and I are members of the International Surrogacy Forum.