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LGBTQ Families and the Law
April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Jonathan Lane of JD Lane Law gets many questions about polyamory and the law as a lawyer who represents clients with diverse sexual practices and identities in Maryland and DC. In this workshop he will address a wide range of topics, including the following:
Is polyamory legal?
What can I do to protect the rights my partner and I have during our relationship?
How can I protect myself in case we break up?
Can my kids be taken away from me because I’m poly?
Why should I consider hiring an LGBTQ-friendly lawyer?
In addition to these questions and many more addressed in his prepared presentation, Mr. Lane will take additional questions from the audience.
This workshop is free and does not require advance registration. Just come!
Jonathan D. Lane is an attorney and mediator at JD Lane Law, a law firm in Maryland and Washington, DC. His practice focuses primarily on family law, including divorce, child custody, and protections for non-traditional families. He is interested in protecting the rights and self-determination of all individuals, partnerships, and families. He is especially focused on representing members of sexually diverse communities, including clients who identify as kinky, LGBTQ, polyamorous, and/or swingers. Jonathan has an extensive history of pro bono service and is committed to serving clients at a range of income levels. Other areas of his practice include bankruptcy, contracts, and immigration.
Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Change and received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award. He graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in Political Science and Environmental Studies. As an undergraduate, he proposed, developed, and implemented the first solar energy installation on campus, and served on the staff of X Magazine, a sex and sexuality magazine published by the Student Forum on Sexuality.