Michele L. Jackson, Chair of the Adoption Practice Group and founding member of Jocham Harden Dimick Jackson, PC, is a co-presenter at the NBI seminar on the Legal Aspects of International Adoption, on November 13, 2008 at the Hilton Indianapolis North. The day-long seminar is designed for other attorneys and professionals working in international adoption law. Attendees will learn proven techniques to manage the risks and realities of international adoption as well as the latest statutes and procedures affecting the process. Ms. Jackson is a featured faculty presenter, with four separate sessions including “Financial Assistance Available to Adoptive Parents” as well as a session focusing on “The Role of the Hague Convention,” an important aspect of compliance for international law and intercountry adoption. She will also present information related to completing an adoption, including all of the necessary steps for finalization and obtaining citizenship. Ms. Jackson has been an Adjunct Law Professor at the IU School of Law – Indianapolis since January 2005, where she has taught classes on International Comparative Family Law and International Organizations Law. She has also directed seminars and conferences as well as Continuing Legal Education classes on topics such as “How to Pursue International Adoption,” “A Child Without a Family,” and “CHINS in Indiana.” A frequent speaker, Ms. Jackson has addressed audiences in Indiana, Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Illinois. Her articles on subjects such as child labor, sexual exploitation, and the plight of orphans, have been features in the Human Rights Tribune, Human Rights Internet News and Kids’ Voice publications.