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Kelly Jordan's Papers & Presentations
  • “ART Class:  Assisted Reproductive Technology Class – Six Questions Answered” February 2009, 28.1 C.J.F.L. 71.

  • The Law Society of Upper Canada, Family Law, The Voice of the Child, Receiving Evidence from Children, March 5, 2009

  • Osgoode Professional Development Program, Pension and Benefit Entitlements Upon Marriage Breakdown,  Establishing a Beneficial Interest to a Spouse’s Pension, February 2006

  • Ontario Bar Association, Adoption & Beyond: Reproductive Technologies and Family Formation in the 21st Century, The Impact of Assisted Reproductive Technologies on the Law of Parentage, June 2003

  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Legal Issues for Common Law Cohabitants, Grave Consequences for Common Law Couples,
    May 2003

  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Financial Issues for Middle Class Families, Common Law Cohabitants: Are you in or are you out? November 2001

  • Ontario Conference of Judges Annual Family Law Program, The Facade of Familial Recognition: The Persistence of Discrimination Against Same-Sex Families, September 20th, 2001

  • Infertility Network, panelist, The Changing Face of Egg, Sperm, and Embryo Donation, an International Symposium, Legal Issues for Gay and Lesbian Families: Known Sperm Donor Contracts; Co-parenting Agreements; Same-Sex Adoptions, May 1999

  • The Canadian Institute, Family Law Issues for Same-Sex Couples,
    Substitute Decision Making for Same-Sex Couples, April 1995

  • Lesbian/Gay Parenting Support Groups 1996 - present

Michael Battista's Papers & Presentations
  • TORONTO: "Immigration and Refugee Challenges for the LGBT Community", Ontario Bar Association, April 10, 2014

  • TORONTO: "The Application of International Human Rights Law in Relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity", Law Society of Upper Canada/Ontario Bar Association Pride Reception, June 25, 2013.

  • MONTREAL: Michael presented to the annual meeting of the Canadian Bar Association's Immigration Section on the topic of medical inadmissibility in May, 2013.

  • TORONTO: "When Immigration and Family Law Collide" Jarvis Court Open Bar Series, March 2012.

  • TORONTO: "HIV and Immigration to Canada": A presentation to the Committee on Accessible AIDS Treatment, February 2011.

  • TORONTO: "If I was a family lawyer .. these are the immigration issues
    I would want to know": a presentation to the Family Law section of the Ontario Bar Association at the OBA Institute. February 2011.
  • TORONTO: "Medical Inadmissibility to Canada - Making Your Case!", legal education seminar for the Ontario Bar Association. May, 2009.

  • NEW YORK: "The Canadian Option:  Canadian Immigration 101", a presentation to Immigration Equality. November 2008.

  • TORONTO: "HIV and Medical Inadmissibility to Canada", presentation
    of abstract to the Ontario AIDS Network and Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment conferences. November, 2008.

  • TORONTO: "HIV and Immigration to Canada", presented to the HIV Outpatient Clinic Coordinator Seminar, organized by the Ontario AIDS Bureau. May 2008.

  • WINNIPEG: "Current Issues in Canada's Immigration Law", presented
    to the Law Society of Manitoba. April 2008.

  • TORONTO: "Options for Refused Refugee Claimants", presented at the New Directions immigration and refugee law conference organized by Parkdale Legal Services. April 2008.

  • WINNIPEG: "HIV and Immigration to Canada", two days of workshops presented to the Improving Access Project organized by Nine Circles Community Health Centre and Sexuality Education Resource Centre. April 2008.

  • TORONTO: International AIDS Conference: “The Use of International
    Law in Advancing Refugee Claims Based on Sexual Orientation”. August, 2006.

  • GENEVA: Presentation to the United Nations Committee against
    Torture on Canada’s compliance with the UN Convention against Torture.May 2005.

  • ZAGREB, Croatia: Presentation on the Integration of Refugees and Immigrants in Canada, the Centre for Peace Studies, Zagreb.
    April, 2005

  • SAN FRANCISCO: Presentation to Immigration Equality San Francisco
    on lesbian/gay immigration to Canada. May, 2004.

  • OTTAWA: House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, witness testimony regarding the processing of same sex couples under the proposed Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. March 2001