Category Archives: LGBTQI

IACP Forum – Honoring the Past & Celebrating the Future

Hightlights of the 2015 Forum IACP Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training This two-day course is perfect for professionals who are just getting started in Collaborative Practice or who would like to review core competencies and complete Introductory Training which meets IACP Standards. For more details, see page 15. Deeper Learning As part of the 34 […]

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Empathy for LGBT Clients and Their Spouses presented by Charles Spiegel, JD and Lissa Rapoport, JD

A presentation created by Dr. James Walton from Los Angeles which will include guided imagery and discussion. ON: WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 AT: Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Avenue, Santa Rosa TIME: Light Fare Social 5:00 – 5:30 pm PROGRAM: 5:30 – 6:45 pm PROGRAM FEE: $35.00 which includes Lite Fare; MCLE/BBS Credits will […]

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Men Having Babies San Francisco – Gay Surrogacy conference

View the entire program on YouTube Following the successful collaboration in offering a mini-conference early 2014, Our Family Coalition and Men Having Babies are teaming again for a full day conference. The expanded program will include (see below for more details): Overview of surrogacy and comparison with other parenting options. Step-by-step guidance and peer advice […]

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Marital Planning Post Perry, Windsor

from Marital Planning Post Perry, Windsor  blog post by Charles Spiegel at The Bay Area Reporter The Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry means that same-gender couples in California can choose to marry, or not. The knowledge that marriage equality for same-gender couples in California is here to stay means that we finally […]

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Adoption Advice after Windsor and Perry

Analysis of the two US Supreme Court LGBT rights decision (Windsor and Perry).  In short, I think their positive effect on adoption is in states where marriages are legal, including in the future after California marriages begin again this summer, largely because all federal rights will be equally available to same gender married couples. As […]

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Supreme Court consideration of Prop 8

Our local LGBT weekly newspaper, www.ebar.com, is providing a wide range of coverage as we await the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decisions. Last issue included articles about how our advocates rightly argue for our case, and how the City is prepared to issue, and how couples can get, marriage licenses and then married, if that […]

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From Criminals to Newlyweds in 10 Years

Ten years ago, Lambda Legal won an historic Supreme Court victory in Lawrence v. Texas, overturning all remaining state sodomy laws. This month, the Court will rule on two important marriage cases and its holdings will no doubt rest upon the decision in Lawrence and, if victorious, further clarify the rights to freedom and equality […]

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Charles Spiegel in the March 2013 Balif Newsletter

Charles Spiegel was featured in the March 2013 Balif Newsletter Read the newsletter here

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Pride Activities

Gay Future Dads is marching in SF on Sun. June 27 with Our Family Coalition .   Or come join the cable car of Independent Adoption Center (IAC). 

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“Choosing Children” Film Screening

On Tuesday September 14, 2010, many Bay Area organizations are joining together for a community-wide screening and celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of Choosing Children.  This Night at Herbst Theater (S.F.) will celebrate the filmmakers Debra Chasnoff and Kim Cluasner, and the then attorney for the Lesbian Rights Project, and most recently presiding judge of the […]

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  • Contact Charles Spiegel

    Main Office and Mailing Address: 1102 Sanchez St
    San Francisco, CA 94114

    (415) 644-4555 CharlesSpiegelLaw@gmail.com

    Also Seeing Clients:
    at 870 Market St., S.F., Ca.
    and in Montclair (Oakland)
    and in Orinda.

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  • About Charles Spiegel

    Charlie Spiegel's San Francisco practice includes prenuptial planning, divorce and custody mediation, adoption, surrogacy and real estate matters. Charlie served as Co-Chair of the National Board of Lambda Legal, and was a founding Executive Director of Our Family, the bay area's LGBT family organization. He served on the Board of Directors for KidsTurn.org and Collaborative Practice California; and and now serves on the Board of CP-SF.com.

    Charlie has had 20 years of wide experience in real estate since graduating New York University School of Law with honors, He received a Fammy award from San Francisco's Jewish Family & Children's Services in 2009 for his advocacy for families. He has lived and raised his family in the SF Bay Area since just before the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.