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iStand 2019: Hope On the Horizon has ended
Join fellow parents and friends of internationally-abducted children in Washington DC, May 22-24 for iStand 2019: Hope on the Horizon!

The schedule is in development, and we’ll be announcing speakers soon.

Check out past conferences schedules for 2016,  2017 and 2018 and get ready for an expanded and more powerful gathering in May!

Register today!
Thursday, May 23 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
NEW! Legal Track

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New this year!

The half-day Legal Track runs concurrent with afternoon general conference sessions. The Legal Track begins at 1 pm, following iStand Keynote Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, and assembles judges, attorneys, mediators and advocates to strengthen connections, share successful legal strategies for IPCA prevention and returns, and identify public policy solutions and legal training opportunities to resolve International Parental Child Abduction.

The Legal Track is by invitation only.

Moderators
avatar for Nadia Eley, J.D.

Nadia Eley, J.D.

Nadia Eley has over a decade of experience in consulting, training and project management for various U.S. Department of Justice national programs. She has worked with federal, state, tribal and local level government, practitioners, and community-based organizations to develop sustainable... Read More →

Speakers
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Joel Zuckerman

Maxwell Barke & Zuckerman, LLC.
Joel is a longtime friend of the cause and attorney for parents with children abducted to foreign nations. He has spoken at several previous iStand conferences and frequently joins the Network for congressional advocacy rounds and other reform efforts.Joel earned a B.S. (Counseling... Read More →
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Molshree A. Sharma

partner, Partner Boyle, Feinberg and Sharma Family Lawyers
MOLSHREE “MOLLY” SHARMA, Partner Boyle, Feinberg and SharmaFamily Lawyers Who Mean BusinessMolshree A. Sharma (“Molly) is a savvy, accessible, aggressive and sensitive advocate on behalf of her clients who are facing the various challenges of divorce or the work often arising... Read More →
avatar for Rami Zahr, JD

Rami Zahr, JD

Rami Zahr was Senior Case Manager at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). For over twelve years, he successfully managed hundreds of cases involving children abducted to Hague and non-Hague countries. In addition, he developed abduction prevention strategies... Read More →
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Allison Hollabaugh Parker

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
Allison Hollabaugh Parker joined the Helsinki Commission in January 2012 as Counsel. Her portfolio includes human trafficking, women's issues, international parental child abduction law and policy, and combating sexual exploitation of children.Allison serves as Legal Counsel to Representative... Read More →
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Preston Findlay

Counsel, Missing Children's Division, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Preston Findlay is Counsel for the Missing Children Division of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). In this role he provides legal technical assistance and training to law enforcement, attorneys, family members, and the public regarding international and... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
B 214/215 USIP

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