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Women’s Injuries Discussed on Legal Aid Radio

Colleen Quinn was a recent guest on Central Virginia Legal Aid Radio, discussing women's injuries. From the broadcast: "Private attorney Colleen Quinn talks about women's injuries, whether from assault, sexual assault, or rape, and explains how these cases are presented from initial evidence gathering to trial strategy." Listen to the complete broadcast  »

Virginia Adoption Law: a State and Federal Perspective

By Colleen M. Quinn, Esq.

I. The Home Study What is it? Assessment of the person(s) seeking to adopt Done by local licensed child-placement or adoption agency Usually about $2000 -$2500, “sliding scale” often the norm Typically requires: Criminal record check and child protection services (CPS) clearances for all adults in the household Medical clearance Medical, educational, vocational, mental health histories Financial wherewithal Recommendations from non-relatives Agency must “certify” or recommend that the person(s) is/are suitable to adopt Certification or Read More

New Quinn Presentation Available: “From Prosecution to Suit: Civil Recoveries for Criminal Acts”

From the course description: "When the unthinkable happens and someone becomes a victim of a rape, sexual assault or other crime of violence, justice is often sought through the criminal justice system. However, there is another important side to seeking justice beyond criminal sanctions and penalties against a perpetrator: the civil remedies that may be afforded to a victim of a crime of violence. Although sometimes the victim Read More

Permissible Adoption Payments in Virginia FAQ

Question 1: Can we as Virginia residents pay an attorney out in California his fee to match us with a birth mom or find us a child to adopt? Answer: No that is an illegal and unlawful payment that could subject you to a Class 6 felony charge in Virginia. Question 2: Can we as Virginia residents pay “We Will Find you a Baby Adoptions” a fee to match us with a Read More

Oh Baby, Adoption’s a Fabulous Option!: Colleen M. Quinn Esq. presents a Free Workshop on April 24

Oh Baby, Adoption’s a Fabulous Option!: Colleen M. Quinn Esq. presents a Free Workshop on April 24

Click here to download a PDF of the announcement.

Making Sure Your Medical Bills Get Paid if You are in an Accident

If you are in an accident – and you are injured – be sure to know the various sources for getting your medical bills paid. These include: health insurance, workers compensation (if the accident happened while you were on the job), medical payments coverage and, lastly, liability coverage. Regardless of who is at fault for the accident– it is important to check to see if there is medical payments coverage. If Read More

What Can a Court Decide in a Divorce?

Other than dissolving the marriage, what other decisions can a divorce court make? Jurisdiction for divorce cases in Virginia is created by laws passed by the Virginia General Assembly. The Circuit Courts in Virginia have jurisdiction over divorces. By statue, the Circuit Courts can not only dissolve the marriage once grounds for divorce have been established, but once the court has jurisdiction over the divorce, it can enter orders related Read More

VIRGINIA THIS MORNING: NAWBO/Girl Scouts Partnership

Attorney Colleen Quinn, who serves as the current President of the Richmond Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) was featured on Virginia This Morning, Channel 6, on March 28, 2012, regarding NAWBO’s new mentorship program with the Girl Scouts. http://wtvr.com/2012/03/28/virginia-this-morning-nawbogirl-scouts-partnership/

Gamete Donation – Buyer Beware

Protecting Donors as to the Sperm They Donate and Protecting Recipients of the Sperm Used to Create: The Unfortunate Story of a “Sperm Warranty” Gone Afoul - By Colleen M. Quinn, Esq., Fellow of AAARTA and AAAA The recent lawsuit out of North Texas underscores the need for donors and recipients of gametes (sperm or egg) to seek out legal counsel as well as other means of protective action. If you have Read More

Victory in Virginia as Senate Votes to Stall Personhood Bill

Locke & Quinn and surrogacy attorney Colleen M. Quinn applaud the decision by the Virginia Senate on February 23, 2012, to table HB1 and end its prospects of passage this year. This bill would have established that legal personhood existed at “every stage of human development.” Such a law would have endangered access to a number of crucial aspects of reproductive medicine: IVF, contraception, and treating ectopic pregnancies all would have Read More

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Women’s Injuries Discussed on Legal Aid Radio

Colleen Quinn was a recent guest on Central Virginia Legal Aid Radio, discussing women's injuries. From the broadcast: "Private attorney Colleen Quinn talks about women's injuries, whether from assault, sexual assault, or rape, and explains how these cases are presented from initial evidence gathering to trial strategy." Listen to the complete broadcast  »


Virginia Adoption Law: a State and Federal Perspective

By Colleen M. Quinn, Esq.

I. The Home Study What is it? Assessment of the person(s) seeking to adopt Done by local licensed child-placement or adoption agency Usually about $2000 -$2500, “sliding scale” often the norm Typically requires: Criminal record check and child protection services (CPS) clearances for all adults in the household Medical clearance Medical, educational, vocational, mental health histories Financial wherewithal Recommendations from non-relatives Agency must “certify” or recommend that the person(s) is/are suitable to adopt Certification or Read More


New Quinn Presentation Available: “From Prosecution to Suit: Civil Recoveries for Criminal Acts”

From the course description: "When the unthinkable happens and someone becomes a victim of a rape, sexual assault or other crime of violence, justice is often sought through the criminal justice system. However, there is another important side to seeking justice beyond criminal sanctions and penalties against a perpetrator: the civil remedies that may be afforded to a victim of a crime of violence. Although sometimes the victim Read More


Permissible Adoption Payments in Virginia FAQ

Question 1: Can we as Virginia residents pay an attorney out in California his fee to match us with a birth mom or find us a child to adopt? Answer: No that is an illegal and unlawful payment that could subject you to a Class 6 felony charge in Virginia. Question 2: Can we as Virginia residents pay “We Will Find you a Baby Adoptions” a fee to match us with a Read More


Oh Baby, Adoption’s a Fabulous Option!: Colleen M. Quinn Esq. presents a Free Workshop on April 24

Oh Baby, Adoption’s a Fabulous Option!: Colleen M. Quinn Esq. presents a Free Workshop on April 24

Click here to download a PDF of the announcement.


Making Sure Your Medical Bills Get Paid if You are in an Accident

If you are in an accident – and you are injured – be sure to know the various sources for getting your medical bills paid. These include: health insurance, workers compensation (if the accident happened while you were on the job), medical payments coverage and, lastly, liability coverage. Regardless of who is at fault for the accident– it is important to check to see if there is medical payments coverage. If Read More


What Can a Court Decide in a Divorce?

Other than dissolving the marriage, what other decisions can a divorce court make? Jurisdiction for divorce cases in Virginia is created by laws passed by the Virginia General Assembly. The Circuit Courts in Virginia have jurisdiction over divorces. By statue, the Circuit Courts can not only dissolve the marriage once grounds for divorce have been established, but once the court has jurisdiction over the divorce, it can enter orders related Read More


VIRGINIA THIS MORNING: NAWBO/Girl Scouts Partnership

Attorney Colleen Quinn, who serves as the current President of the Richmond Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) was featured on Virginia This Morning, Channel 6, on March 28, 2012, regarding NAWBO’s new mentorship program with the Girl Scouts. http://wtvr.com/2012/03/28/virginia-this-morning-nawbogirl-scouts-partnership/


Gamete Donation – Buyer Beware

Protecting Donors as to the Sperm They Donate and Protecting Recipients of the Sperm Used to Create: The Unfortunate Story of a “Sperm Warranty” Gone Afoul - By Colleen M. Quinn, Esq., Fellow of AAARTA and AAAA The recent lawsuit out of North Texas underscores the need for donors and recipients of gametes (sperm or egg) to seek out legal counsel as well as other means of protective action. If you have Read More


Victory in Virginia as Senate Votes to Stall Personhood Bill

Locke & Quinn and surrogacy attorney Colleen M. Quinn applaud the decision by the Virginia Senate on February 23, 2012, to table HB1 and end its prospects of passage this year. This bill would have established that legal personhood existed at “every stage of human development.” Such a law would have endangered access to a number of crucial aspects of reproductive medicine: IVF, contraception, and treating ectopic pregnancies all would have Read More

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