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Surveying smart software buys

Software is an important tool for a start-up lawyer, and choosing the right tools can ease operations and increase workflow, Toronto lawyers Sara Cohen and Anatoly Dvorkin say ... Read more

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Case highlights need for sperm donor clarification

A gap in Ontario fertility law remains after a groundbreaking lawsuit was suddenly settled, leaving lingering questions over rights of sperm donors and the parents they assist, ... Read more

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Biological parents face legal challenge

Many Canadian provinces are operating with out-of-date legislation that falls out of line with the needs of today’s families, Toronto fertility lawyer  Sara Cohen says on CBC’s ... Read more

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Success of case at SCC to impact sperm and egg donation

The ultimate success of the Pratten v. British Columbia (Attorney General) case at the Supreme Court of Canada will not only have far-reaching consequences for the practice of ... Read more

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Cohen to provide fertility law primer

Toronto fertility lawyer  Sara Cohen  is set to share her insight into the cutting edge world of fertility law in this week’s Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Fertility Law 101 ... Read more

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Time to stop denying access to IVF based on age

A recent policy change by the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine to endorse providing donor eggs and embryos for transfer to women up to the age of ... Read more

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Motion 408: Abortion as a health issue (but IVF as a criminal matter)

By Sara Cohen Earlier today, Mark Warawa's Motion 408 to condemn gender-based abortion was unanimously declared unvotable. According to an  article  in the pro-life ... Read more

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Competing rights remain an issue in sperm donor cases

A trio of cases dealing with sperm donation and/or the children conceived from its use have highlighted the inherent tension between the rights of donors, intended parents and ... Read more

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No provincial funding for IVF treatments discriminatory

The provincial government has no plans for routine funding of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments – a move Toronto fertility lawyer  Sara Cohen says is wrong both legally and ... Read more

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Fertility Law Canada named best new blog

Toronto fertility lawyer  Sara Cohen  has won a Canadian Law Blog Award, or Clawbie, for Fertility Law Canada , named "one of the most fascinating new law blogs" in the country. ... Read more

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It's not about the money

By Sara Cohen There has been a veritable flood of articles in Canadian media recently about the practice of California IVF: Davis Fertility Center Inc. creating embryos to sell ... Read more

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Thrown out sperm donor decision not surprising

Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen says she is not surprised the B.C. Court of Appeal has thrown out an earlier decision that sided with a woman in favour of people being able ... Read more

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Embryo donation an option to consider

Many Canadians who use in vitro fertilization don't realize embryo donation is an option even if their fertility clinic does not offer it, says Toronto fertility lawyer Sara ... Read more

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Bill impacts assisted human reproduction in Canada

A recent omnibus bill has sweeping socio-legal implications to the use of assisted reproductive technologies in Canada beyond the highly publicized closing of the country’s ... Read more

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Expertise aimed at arranging a surrogacy should be welcomed

When it comes to surrogacy, reproductive legislation should be amended to welcome the involvement of those with specialized training and expertise in managing the ... Read more

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Building a family after cancer: The role of fertility law

While a cancer diagnosis can take away future dreams and plans, it doesn’t have to take away someone’s ability to build a family, says Toronto fertility law lawyer  Sara ... Read more

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Case may set precedent on legality of sperm donor agreements

An Ontario case set to consider the paternity rights of a sperm donor later this year has many people hoping for some clarification when it comes to the enforceability of sperm ... Read more

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"Love what you do" and the rest will follow, says Cohen

Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen tells Femme-O-Nomics about her daily inspiration and the best advice she’s ever received for their weekly Wavemakers feature on female ... Read more

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From Bay Street to the world of fertility law

Toronto lawyer  Sara Cohen tells Project Sweet Spot about her journey from Bay Street commercial litigator to becoming a fertility lawyer -  including the importance of ... Read more

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Single parents by choice: Cohen writes in Fortylicious

By Sara Cohen Assisted human reproduction in Canada, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), egg donation, sperm donation and ... Read more

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