Assisted Reproduction Technology and Its Implications for Family Law

Event Description

CLE Webinar Program is from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.   

This program is sponsored by the MSBA Family Law Section. Therefore, the Family Law Section business meeting is now meeting afterwards from 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM. All Family Law Section members are welcome and encouraged to attend. The meeting agenda and materials will be sent closer to the meeting date.

Please note the presentation done remotely through live webcast via Zoom. Attendees will have the option to view online and/or dial-in. Currently, all bar association programming is REMOTE-ONLY participation. There will be NO in-person attendance until further notice. Thank you.   

Program Description:

This presentation will explore Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) and family formation issues in the context of family law. In particular, the presentation will provide an overview of the various kinds of contracts that get drafted in these matters and challenges that currently exist in Minnesota regarding the process of establishing legal parentage in ARTS cases. Of particular interest to family law practitioners, whether you do assisted reproduction work or not, will be how genetic material should be addressed in your divorce decrees and the impact of the assisted reproduction process on custody and parenting time disputes, especially for our same-sex clients.


Gary A. Debele, Attorney | Messerli Kramer

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard Credit | Event code: TBD

Remote Participation: 

Webcast and/or phone participation is available. Please indicate your remote option for dial-in when registering (dial-in attendees only need to email Toll fees may apply from a landline.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.             


Family Law Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members NOT in Section:  $5.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $10.00
Law Students: Free

Online Deadline to Register: March 11, 2021

Join the Family Law Section: MSBA members who are not members of the Section can join and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact the program manager to register for this CLE at no cost. Want more information about the Family Law Section?  


Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.


Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.


The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:

Geen Mui

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM