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Common Risks for Common Law Relationships

March 7, 2014

Family Matters - Episode 208
Same-Sex Parenting

View it here!

Justice Harvey Brownstone interviews Kelly Jordan about same-sex families and the question of anonymity and the right to privacy for sperm donors.(at 14:20)

TV Judge sheds light on
Ontario judiciary

April 8, 2013 | Law Times

State Pursues Donor to Pay Child Support - Could it happen in Canada? January 2, 2013 | CTV News Channel

Same-Sex Divorce Options Explored by Harper Government
January 12, 2012 | CBC News

Federal government intervening in cases about validity of same-sex marriages

Parenting Issues

Judge orders warring parents to read, report on three books
The Toronto Star - October 28, 2010



Q Interview about the film Last Chance:
CBC - June 5, 2013

Last Chance chronicles five LGBT refugees - people facing persecution in their home countries as they attempt to achieve refugee status in Canada. Listen Here audio

Plagiarism alleged in some Canadian Refugee Board decisions:
Globe and Mail - October 12, 2012

Immigration officer shoots down residency claimant for failing to prove he's gay - July 10, 2012

Canadian immigration rules blur when illness is involved
The National Post - May 16, 2012

Couple fights federal surrogacy policy to bring their boy back to Canada
August, 2011 | Toronto Star

A Toronto couple is stranded in India for six years before finally convincing the Canadian government to allow them to bring their son home.

Reforms Introduce New Challenges for Gay Refugees
Advocates worry efforts to speed up claims will damage decision-making
July 4, 2011 | Law Times



Kelly Jordan and Michael Battista received great feedback for their recent presentations on Current and Emerging Issues in Fertility Law sponsored by Osgoode Hall on February 26, 2014.


Community Service Award - JULY 14, 2013 - Michael Battista has been awarded the Community Service Award from the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto. The award is given to remarkable people who have made a significant contribution to the community outside of MCC.


Law Society of Upper Canada Pride Reception, June 25, 2013 - Michael Battista participated on a panel
Promoting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights as Human Rights: The Application of International Human Rights Law in Relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. See the Gazette for more coverage.


Crown Counsel Summer School, Hamilton, June 18, 2013 - Michael and Kelly participated in a mock trial covering immigration and family issues as a training exercise for Ontario goverment lawyers.


Inside Out Film Festival, Toronto, May 26, 2013 – Jordan Battista LLP sponsored the screening of the award winning film "I Do" which depicts the human impact of immigration laws that discriminate against same-sex couples in the U.S.


Canadian Bar Association's Immigration Section Annual Conference, Montreal, May 11, 2013 – Michael Battista spoke about HIV and medical inadmissibility on a panel that included Justice Barnes of the Federal Court and a representative from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Canadian Bar Association's Halifax Pride Reception, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 25, 2013 – Michael Battista delivered the keynote address at this annual reception.


Q Interview about the film Last Chance: Last Chance chronicles five LGBT refugees - people facing persecution in their home countries as they attempt to achieve refugee status in Canada. Listen Here.


Canadian Bar Association Fall 2012 Meeting - Kelly Jordan attended the November 2012 CBA meeting in Ottawa as Past Chair. She continues to sit on the executive, serving as Chair of the Committee on tax issues dealing with Canada Revenue Agency.


Six Minute Family Lawyer: On December 5, 2012, Kelly Jordan and Michael Battista delivered a presentation to Ontario family lawyers at theAnnual Six Minute Family Lawyer. The topic was the intersection of family and immigration law.


Michael Battista presented at the Law Society of Upper Canada's Annual Immigration Law Summit on November
26, 2012 on the topic of family class sponsorships.


IAML Conference in Arizona - February 2013 - Kelly Jordan presented jointly with Gary Debele from Minnesota on the differences in the law of assisted reproduction between Canada and the United States.


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