Academics

Paralegal Studies Program Hosts Adoption Law Presentation

by Nancy Crosby | May 10, 2013

Joel KirshIn January, students in the LAW 380 Family Law class had an opportunity to hear a presentation on adoption law given by attorney Joel Kirsh of Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. Kirsh and his brother, Steven Kirsh, have been serving the adoption needs of Indiana families for more than 30 years. In his presentation, Kirsh shared that their firm had helped over 2,500 children find loving homes through their adoption services.

The presentation, sprinkled with humor, photos, and personal experiences, centered on distinguishing between fact and myth. Students were given a ‘pop quiz’ to demonstrate how difficult it can be to discern the truth about adoption.

Kirsh defines his career as very rewarding, stating that in his opinion, Indiana adoption laws are the best in the country. Talking to the class, he specifically outlined steps the firm goes through for a newborn adoption. Paralegal students described the presentation as “extremely interesting and engaging.” Future presentations, designed to strengthen students’ knowledge and help prepare them well for paralegal positions, are being planned.

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