Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) contracts include extremely complex and sensitive issues that prompt a number of drafting concerns for attorneys. In this program, Colleen Quinn guides attorneys through the important and fundamental considerations surrounding ART contract drafting. First, Ms. Quinn covers drafting pre-requisites and what information must be gathered prior to contract drafting as well as useful resources. Then she provides an extensive road map that incorporates specific structural techniques to help demystify the ART contract. Next, Ms. Quinn covers the thorny ethical issues often faced by the ART practitioner. Finally, Ms. Quinn provides practical examples and sample contract provisions to assist practitioners in drafting provisions covering everything from pre-screening, physical exams & psychological evaluations, and payment methods to labor notification, breaches and remedies. Do not miss this thorough examination of ART contract drafting that both new and seasoned practitioners in the field will appreciate.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- Create, update or improve upon an existing ART contract
- Provide clients with a prerequisite checklist as well as questionnaires for contract drafting
- Draft around complex issues such as abortion and selective reduction
- Put enforceable breach provisions in the ART contract
- Understand choice of law and enforceability issues
- Ethically represent your clients
- How to grasp the new world of family creation options
- The essential prerequisites to ensure are completed prior to contract drafting and to ensure smooth contract negotiations
- How to organize and structure the contract
- How to avoid ethical mishaps and map out the choice of law and parentage processes
- The most essential contract provisions
- The New World of Family Creation Options.
- Prerequisites Prior to Contract Drafting.
- Ethically Addressing Choice of Law, Enforcement and Conflict of Law Issues.
- Ensuring Competent and Proper Legal Counsel for all Parties.
- Structure and Organization of the Contract.
- The Most Essential Contract Provisions.
- Avoiding Common Ethical Mishaps.