Marriage Equality Series: Practical Implications for a Post-DOMA Landscape

Marriage Equality Series: Practical Implications for a Post-DOMA Landscape

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This series explores the legal and practical implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding marriage equality. The post-DOMA (Defense Of Marriage Act) legal landscape is complex and raises many new and puzzling questions and problems that lawyers will be asked to address and resolve.

This series is intended to serve as a venue for a collaborative exploration by faculty, practitioners and students of an important and rapidly evolving set of social and legal issues.

Scheduled Sessions

1 - January 22, 2014

Part I - Marriage & The State - A History: What Comes with the "Status"?
Moderators: Professor Charlton Copeland and Dean Raquel Matas
Panelists: Professor Kunal Parker and Dean Ileana Porras

Part II - History of the LGBT Marriage Equality Movement & Internal Debate
Panelists: Professor Rebecca Mae Salokar, FIU and Attorney Elizabeth F. Schwartz, Elizabeth F. Schwartz, P.A.

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2 - February 5, 2014

Federal/State Constitutional Law - Recent Cases
Moderator: Professor David Abraham
Panelists: Vice Dean Patrick Gudridge, Professor Caroline Corbin, Attorney Theodore H. Uno, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

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3 - February 19, 2014

Part I - Conflict of Laws - Relocation of LGBT Spouses and their Families (and their Assets)
Moderator: Professor Sergio Campos
Panelists: Professor Charlton Copeland, Professor Bela A. Walker, Roger Williams U. School of Law, and the Hon. Marc K. Leban, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida

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Part II - Portability- Divorce & Adoption
Moderator: Hon. Scott Bernstein, Host, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida
Panelists: Attorney Elizabeth F. Schwartz, Elizabeth F. Schwartz, P.A. and Professor Kele Stewart

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4 - February 26, 2014

Family Law - Marriage, Prenuptial Agreements, Children
Moderator: Professor Mary Anne Franks
Panelists: Professor Zanita Fenton, Professor Robert Latham, and the Hon. Scott Bernstein, Host, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida

Readings: Forthcoming

5 - March 5, 2014

Part I - Private Ordering: Estate Planning/Power of Attorney
Moderator: Attorney Elizabeth F. Schwartz, Elizabeth F. Schwartz, P.A.
Panelists: Professor Stephen Urice and Attorney Richard C. Milstein, Ackerman LLP

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Part II - Private Ordering: Employment
Moderator: Attorney Monica Williams Harris, Jackson Lewis
Panelists: Attorney Averill L. Dorsett, City of Ft. Lauderdale and Attorney Pedro P. Forment, Jackson Lewis

Readings:
Be familiar with the Hollingsworth and Windsor opinions, and the Pareto v. Ruvin complaint, all posted under Feb 5 readings. Please also refer to the attached PowerPoint presentation.

6 - March 19, 2014

Federal Regulatory - Including Military and Veteran Affairs, Health Care, Social Security
Moderator: Professor Marc Fajer
Panelists: Professor JoNel Newman, the Hon. Judith Rubenstein, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, and Attorney Daniel Tilley, ACLU, FL

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7 - April 2, 2014

Part I - Tax issues - Federal/State
Moderator: Professor Stephen Urice
Panelists: Professor Leigh Osofsky and Attorney Israel Sands, Israel Sands Law, P.A.

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Part II – Immigration: In-Bound and Out-Bound/ LGBT Couples & Families Traveling Abroad - Duties of the U.S. Moderator: Attorney Sarah Lea Tobocman, Gunster Panelists: Attorney Mariana Ribeiro, Gunster, Attorney Luis Font, Font Law Group, P.A. and Professor Rebecca Sharpless

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8 - April 9, 2014

The Future - States/Federal

Moderators: Professor Charlton Copeland and Dean Raquel Matas
Panelists: Executive Director Kevin M. Cathcart, Lambda Legal, NY, Executive Director Kate Kendell, NCLR, and Attorney Theodore H. Uno, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Readings: Forthcoming

For More Information & Registration

For questions or more information about this lecture series, please contact us at: marriageequalitycourse@law.miami.edu

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If requesting CLE, click here to register.

Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.

University of Miami School of Law
Faculty Meeting Room
Law Library, G477


Who Can Attend?
This series is open to students, practitioners, the judiciary, and the UM community.

What is the Format?
Each session will be led by a moderator and co-taught by a panel comprised of academics, practitioners and/or judges with subject matter expertise. Each session will provide ample time for participant discussion and be followed by a casual social event to allow for continuing engagement.

Is There Credit?
The sessions have been made available to students for credit or audit and are open to practitioners. In addition, CLE Credit will be requested for each session and for the whole series.

Are there Any Costs?
If requesting CLE, the cost is $50 per session (2 CLE) or $300 full series (16 CLE).

For questions or for more information please contact us at: marriageequalitycourse@law.miami.edu


This series has been coordinated by: Miami Law’s OUTLaw Student Organization, Associate Dean Raquel M. Matas, Attorney Elizabeth Schwartz., Associate Dean Ileana Porras, and Professor Charlton Copeland.

In addition to the University of Miami School of Law, the discussions are sponsored by:

OUTLaw

GALLA

Miami Law Alumni Association

Brinker International