Whose Rights are they, Anyway ?, The SciTech Lawyer, Vol. 12 Issue 4, Summer 2016 (co-authored with Stephen Page).


Intending Parenthood, Family Advocate (published by the ABA Section of Family Law), Summer 2016. 


Bruce Hale was profiled in Northeastern Law Magazine, (published by Northeastern University School of Law), summer 2016, for his work with the ABA in creating an official ABA position on regulation of international surrogacy.


Scholarly publication : 

Regulation of International Surrogacy Arrangements, 36 Suffolk Transnat'l L. Rev. 501 (Abstract can be viewed here or here.)



The American Bar Association, one of the largest groups of lawyers in the country, has adopted a position regarding international surrogacy arrangements.  Bruce Hale is one of the principal drafters of this position, which protects children through stability of parentage determinations while upholding the reproductive rights of the adults involved.  The position helps to inform the US Department of State as it works with the Hague Conference on Private International Law to explore options for regulating international surrogacy.


Bruce attended the February 2016 ABA House of Delegates meeting to witness the resolution being passed without opposition.  To see the resolution approved by the ABA, click here (ABA website).  The full report may be downloaded here(ABA website). 


In Massachusetts, Bruce Hale has been part of a team working to implement parentage laws to address the specific needs of children born through assisted reproduction and their families.  Senate Bill 2502 was introduced into the legislature in January 2017 as S.969.  The original bill was revised with language that Bruce helped to develop, and was favorably reported out of the Judiciary committee.  The legislative session ended without the bill coming to a vote on the senate floor, so Bruce will be working on this again at the start of the next session in January 2019.

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Assisted Reproductive Technology:

A Lawyer's Guide to Emerging Law and Science, Third Edition.  

ABA Publishing, 2018. 

(Co-authored with Maureen McBrien.)

See more about this book on the ABA website.