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  • Description
    This CLE course, presented by adoption law specialist and professor Rachel Paras, Esq., will explain all the legalities and procedures in the adoption process in New York.
    The course will explain:
    • Legal definition of adoption
    • Types of adoption
    • Adoption procedures
    • Identifying potential adoptive children and parents
    • Obligations and responsibilities of parties
    • Legal Effect of Adoption/Confidentiality (DRL §117)
    • Gay marriage law in New York and its impact on adoption
    • Section 374 of Social Services Law
  • Instructor Bio

    Rachel Paras

    Rachel Paras, Esq. has been specializing in adoption law since 2006 and teaches courses on the subject as an adjunct professor. A graduate of St. John’s University School of Law where she was on the senior staff of Law Review and received numerous honors and accolades, Paras clerked for Honorable Frank Maas of the Southern District of New York and acted as a Litigation Associate in corporate civil defense.