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New Quinn Presentation Available: “Assisted Reproductive Technology Contracts: Drafting Fundamentals”

From the course description: "Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) contracts include extremely complex and sensitive issues that prompt a number of drafting concerns for attorneys. In her third installment on ART, Colleen Quinn returns to guide attorneys through the important considerations surrounding ART contract drafting.  Ms. Quinn will provide an extensive road map that incorporates specific structural techniques that will help demystify the ART contract.  In addition, she will provide practical examples Read More

Quinn Helps Craft Bill to Make Adoption Easier for Same-sex Couples in Virginia

Two bills hoping to make second parent adoption easier for couples in Virginia, including same-sex couples, are headed to the 2014 General Assembly. ... The language of the bill has been a large part of Equality Virginia’s legislative schedule for this session. While EV is holding comments on the bill till next week, one of the legal experts that helped draft the bill, Richmond lawyer and adoption expert Colleen Queen, responded to Read More

“Adopting Through an Adoption Lawyer”: Radio Show Featuring Quinn

Hear Colleen Quinn and other leading adoption attorneys interviewed concerning: What is the adoption process in the US when adopting a baby through an adoption attorney? How do you find an adoption attorney? Who finds the prospective birth mothers? What questions should you ask before hiring? And much more Listen now »

GayRVA.com: “Two-Mom Births Give Hope in New York, But Virginia Still Behind”

Though fertility treatments across the country have started to practice a “two-mom” approach which would allow female same-sex couples to share a role in the biological process, laws around same-sex marriage and parenting are making it difficult for states like Virginia to recognize both women as the parents. ... “In New York they have same-sex marriage and they have same-sex adoption, we don’t have any of that here,” said Colleen Quinn, director Read More

The New York Times: “Alimony for Your Eggs”

THE end of a marriage is always sad, but divorce can be particularly devastating for a woman who still wants children but whose fertility is on the decline. Her ex may have many years left to start a new family of his own, but by the time she meets a new partner, it may be too late. Read more »

GayRVA.com: “Adoption, Parenting Not an Easy Step for Virginia’s Same-sex Couples”

Raising a child is a major step in a relationship that couples have taken for thousands of years. For some families, adoption is the best opportunity to take part in this aspect of life due to physical or biological restraints. Many same-sex couples wishing to start a family have turned to adoption, but laws restricting adoption to heterosexual couples continually make it harder for children to go to loving same-sex homes. Currently, Read More

Quinn Installed as President of the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association (MRWBA)

"Colleen M. Quinn has been installed as president of the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association (MRWBA). Quinn is a principal at Locke Partin DeBoer & Quinn, where she directs the firm’s Women’s Injury Law Center and the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center. Quinn is a graduate of William and Mary and the University of Virginia School Of Law." From The Herd: Promotions, new hires and departures for 8.6.13.

New Quinn Presentation Available: “Ethical Representation of the Placing Parent in Adoptions”

From the course description: "In adoption proceedings, it is crucial that attorneys follow the appropriate ethical guidelines in representing the placing parent in order to avoid, and reduce, contested placements. In addition to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys has an additional Code of Ethics that is especially attuned to the issues of placing parent fraud and other adoption issues. Join Colleen Quinn Read More

New Quinn Presentation Available: “Ethically Drafting Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Contracts”

From the course description: "Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) contracts include extremely complex and sensitive issues that prompt a number of ethical concerns for attorneys. In this extremely beneficial program, Colleen Quinn guides attorneys on the ethical standards of ART contract drafting under both the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive (AAARTA) Code of Ethics. She will begin by reviewing common conflicts of interest in Read More

“Building Families and Rebuilding Lives”: Super Lawyers Article Features Quinn

Colleen M. Quinn discussed her practice in a recent issue of Virginia Super Lawyers: Clients of multidisciplinary lawyer Colleen Quinn have a history teacher to thank. “When we would get our tests back, which were multiple choice, if I got an answer wrong that I thought should be right, I would argue,” Quinn says. “Initially all the students would roll their eyes like, ‘Oh, gosh, there she goes again,’ and Dr. Read More

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New Quinn Presentation Available: “Assisted Reproductive Technology Contracts: Drafting Fundamentals”

From the course description: "Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) contracts include extremely complex and sensitive issues that prompt a number of drafting concerns for attorneys. In her third installment on ART, Colleen Quinn returns to guide attorneys through the important considerations surrounding ART contract drafting.  Ms. Quinn will provide an extensive road map that incorporates specific structural techniques that will help demystify the ART contract.  In addition, she will provide practical examples Read More


Quinn Helps Craft Bill to Make Adoption Easier for Same-sex Couples in Virginia

Two bills hoping to make second parent adoption easier for couples in Virginia, including same-sex couples, are headed to the 2014 General Assembly. ... The language of the bill has been a large part of Equality Virginia’s legislative schedule for this session. While EV is holding comments on the bill till next week, one of the legal experts that helped draft the bill, Richmond lawyer and adoption expert Colleen Queen, responded to Read More


“Adopting Through an Adoption Lawyer”: Radio Show Featuring Quinn

Hear Colleen Quinn and other leading adoption attorneys interviewed concerning: What is the adoption process in the US when adopting a baby through an adoption attorney? How do you find an adoption attorney? Who finds the prospective birth mothers? What questions should you ask before hiring? And much more Listen now »


GayRVA.com: “Two-Mom Births Give Hope in New York, But Virginia Still Behind”

Though fertility treatments across the country have started to practice a “two-mom” approach which would allow female same-sex couples to share a role in the biological process, laws around same-sex marriage and parenting are making it difficult for states like Virginia to recognize both women as the parents. ... “In New York they have same-sex marriage and they have same-sex adoption, we don’t have any of that here,” said Colleen Quinn, director Read More


The New York Times: “Alimony for Your Eggs”

THE end of a marriage is always sad, but divorce can be particularly devastating for a woman who still wants children but whose fertility is on the decline. Her ex may have many years left to start a new family of his own, but by the time she meets a new partner, it may be too late. Read more »


GayRVA.com: “Adoption, Parenting Not an Easy Step for Virginia’s Same-sex Couples”

Raising a child is a major step in a relationship that couples have taken for thousands of years. For some families, adoption is the best opportunity to take part in this aspect of life due to physical or biological restraints. Many same-sex couples wishing to start a family have turned to adoption, but laws restricting adoption to heterosexual couples continually make it harder for children to go to loving same-sex homes. Currently, Read More


Quinn Installed as President of the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association (MRWBA)

"Colleen M. Quinn has been installed as president of the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association (MRWBA). Quinn is a principal at Locke Partin DeBoer & Quinn, where she directs the firm’s Women’s Injury Law Center and the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center. Quinn is a graduate of William and Mary and the University of Virginia School Of Law." From The Herd: Promotions, new hires and departures for 8.6.13.


New Quinn Presentation Available: “Ethical Representation of the Placing Parent in Adoptions”

From the course description: "In adoption proceedings, it is crucial that attorneys follow the appropriate ethical guidelines in representing the placing parent in order to avoid, and reduce, contested placements. In addition to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys has an additional Code of Ethics that is especially attuned to the issues of placing parent fraud and other adoption issues. Join Colleen Quinn Read More


New Quinn Presentation Available: “Ethically Drafting Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Contracts”

From the course description: "Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) contracts include extremely complex and sensitive issues that prompt a number of ethical concerns for attorneys. In this extremely beneficial program, Colleen Quinn guides attorneys on the ethical standards of ART contract drafting under both the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive (AAARTA) Code of Ethics. She will begin by reviewing common conflicts of interest in Read More


“Building Families and Rebuilding Lives”: Super Lawyers Article Features Quinn

Colleen M. Quinn discussed her practice in a recent issue of Virginia Super Lawyers: Clients of multidisciplinary lawyer Colleen Quinn have a history teacher to thank. “When we would get our tests back, which were multiple choice, if I got an answer wrong that I thought should be right, I would argue,” Quinn says. “Initially all the students would roll their eyes like, ‘Oh, gosh, there she goes again,’ and Dr. Read More

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