Diana Adams, Esq. is a lawyer and international thought leader on LGBTQ issues, and a popular Keynote Speaker available to give talks on current LGBTQ legal issues, including same-sex marriage, Assisted Reproductive Technology, the Supreme Court and the fate of LGBTQ Americans, comparative LGBTQ family law between the U.S. and Europe, and opportunities for corporate leadership with LGBTQ employees.
Below is a sample of talks Diana has given, but she is also happy to work with clients to customize a speaking topic or presentation for a specific audience.
International LGBTQ Family Law
Diana has a long history of social justice activism, and is working to protect the LGBTQ community across the U.S. and Europe. Diana is the founder and Director of the Euro LGBT Family Law Institute, bringing together leaders on LGBTQ family law across Europe. She is available to speak or teach courses on navigating the differences in LGBTQ law across borders and protecting the most vulnerable.
Sample class taught:
Polyamory, Evolving Family Structure & Nontraditional Family Law
Diana is a leader in support of polyamorous families and nontraditional family structures. Diana is passionately dedicated to helping form healthy, stable families, whether between same-sex couples, platonic co-parents, polyamorous families, or different-sex couples, by facilitating conversations that support the creation of clear personal agreements, as well as solid legal agreements to protect their families. Diana taught a semester long course at Cornell Law School on “Advanced Topics in Family Law: LGBTQ & Nontraditional Family Law.” Additional past courses taught on this subject include:
Courageous Conversations, Mediation, Conflict Resolution
Diana is a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer who utilizes these skills to bring peace and respect to family transitions, and also to support deescalation, conflict resolution, and assertive communication with conflict in other contexts.
Title IX-Compliance, Consent, Campus Safety, Sexual Assault Prevention
Diana has extensive experience teaching cultural competency regarding Title IX compliance and sexual assault prevention on college campuses as well as for businesses, organizations and community groups:
Diana teaches these courses regularly at the Yale College Consent & Communication program and at college campuses across the U.S.