Reno, Nev. – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law conducted an informative summit on recent developments in adoption and family law in April 2015.
The Honorable Justice Nancy Saitta, Supreme Court of Nevada, and the Honorable Judge Michael Nash (ret.), Los Angeles County Superior Court, were expert panelists who discussed the changing landscape of adoption and family law as it relates to same sex marriage, reproductive alternatives and more, across the country and in Nevada. NCJFCJ CEO Mary Kay Bickett, JD, served as moderator with an introduction by Dan Hamilton, Dean of the William S. Boyd School of Law.
Trends included in the discussion were:
- Same-sex marriage adoptions and child custody
- Firearms and foster care
- Assisted reproductive technology / infertility in relation to adoption law
- Ethical considerations in adoption
About the NCJFCJ: Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.
About the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law: The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law has more than 400 students and offers three juris doctor degree programs: a full-time day program, a part-time day program and a part-time evening program. The school also offers a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Gaming Law and Regulation and three dual degree programs: a J.D./MBA, a J.D./M.S.W. and a J.D./Ph.D. It is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the American Association of Law Schools. For more information about the William S. Boyd School of Law and its programs, visit law.unlv.edu.