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90-minute live streaming program
  • January 9
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

How to Establish and Prove Paternity in Court

January 9

Understand how to establish paternity in the eyes of the court.

Recent estimates show that about 40 percent of births in the United States occur outside of marriage, up from 28 percent in 1990. If the parents of a child are not married at the time a child is born, paternity must be established before a man is deemed to be the legal father. Various rights, responsibilities and benefits follow a paternity adjudication. This program will help family law attorneys understand the practical nuts and bolts of establishing and proving parentage. As a result, you will be able to identify the statutory presumptions of parentage (including marital status, genetic test results and other factors) and understand how competing presumptions are resolved by the court. In addition, you will learn about the Uniform Parentage Act and the potential application of parentage laws to situations involving same-sex couples and/or assisted reproductive technology.

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Agenda

Historical Overview and Perspective
  • Parentage Actions Were Considered Quasi-Criminal
  • Charlie Chaplin Case
  • Uniform Parentage Act
  • Importance of Establishing Parentage in Today's Society
Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP)
Parentage Lawsuit
  • How to Start a Parentage Lawsuit
  • Statutory Presumptions
  • Right to Counsel
  • Role of the Public Authority
  • Issues to Be Determined
  • Role and Types of Genetic Testing
Distinct Considerations
  • Same-Sex Relationships
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
Actions to Establish Non-Paternity or Paternity Disestablishment
  • VAP
  • Lawsuit
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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CO CLE 2.0 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education for a maximum of 2.0 hours of CLE. Subject to approval.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Missouri Bar for 1.8 hours of CLE.
     
  • MS CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been reviewed by the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education and approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, Inc. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • VA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
  • NALA 1.5
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.5 hour(s).
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This live webinar is primarily designed for attorneys. Other legal professionals may also benefit from attending.

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Faculty

Theresa Farrell-Strauss

Theresa Farrell-Strauss

Hennepin County Attorney's Office

  • Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney in the Child Support Division
  • More than 30 years of experience in family and juvenile court
  • Frequent trainer for staff and the child support community, including the Family Law Institute, Legal Advice Clinics, Minnesota Family Support and Recovery Council, and the Collaborative Law Institute
  • Authored a chapter on child support for the Minnesota Child Custody Deskbook, which is updated annually and published by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
  • Graduate of Macalester College and William Mitchell College of Law, now known as Mitchell Hamline Law School
Marian Saksena, Esq.

Marian Saksena, Esq.

Dewalt, Chawla + Saksena, LLC

  • Partner with the Minneapolis law firm of DeWalt, Chawla + Saksena, LLC, where she specializes in family and juvenile law
  • Served on numerous statewide advisory boards and committees, including the Uniform Parentage Act Task Force and the Minnesota Supreme Court Juvenile Protection Rules Committee
  • Regularly conducts seminars on topics related to family and juvenile law
  • Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list, as well as the Minnesota Top 50 Women list
  • Graduate of Grinnell College and the University of Minnesota Law School
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Product ID: 406912
Published 2020
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