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Legal Strategist in Family Planning | Compassionate Attorney & Litigator | Shareholder @ Bernstein Shur

Eviana Englert

Eviana Englert is a transformative Legal Strategist, experienced Litigator, and respected Attorney on a mission to redefine what is possible for future families. Specializing in LGBTQIA+ family rights, they are reshaping opportunities for parents with a human-centric approach to legal guidance in building a family, the reproductive journey, estate planning, and legistlative work for family planning clients. 

Englert believes deeply that being a good lawyer necessitates first being a good human. As a proud Shareholder at Bernstein Shur, known for its progressive ethos, Englert champions inclusive family formation, guiding clients through a dynamic legal landscape and advocating for equitable access to parenting resources. They specialize in LGBTQ+ Family Formation, adeptly handling Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Second-Parent Adoption, while their expertise in Litigation & Dispute Resolution reinforces their commitment to transparent and honest client advocacy.

Englert’s leadership has been marked by dedication and innovation, reflected in their active memberships and contributions to key organizations. As a dedicated advocate for LGBTQ+ clients, they serve as Treasurer for The OUT Foundation, and as Secretary on the Executive Board for Partners for World Health, promoting health, inclusivity, and justice. Englert also holds memberships in the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and the LGBT Bar Association of New York, amplifying their impact in legal advocacy. 

Furthermore, as a Contributor to the ABA Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, Englert brings valuable insights to complex legal matters. Their thought leadership is evident in editorial works for the Law Journal for Social Justice and Vermont Law News, particularly on issues like the plight of undocumented LGBT youth.

Englert’s former roles have been pivotal in shaping their expertise. Serving as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and Assistant Corporation Counsel in New York’s Special Federal Litigation, they honed skills in high-stakes environments. Their time at the United States District Court for the District of Vermont and The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice not only offered crucial insights into the complexities of justice and rights protection but also naturally complemented their passion for guiding families through the legal intricacies of family formation.

Englert uniquely combines their personal journey as an expecting queer parent with their professional expertise. Their experience in navigating the path to parenthood enriches their understanding of the evolving dynamics in health, parenting, and reproductive technology, driving their advocacy for inclusive family formation. Committed to representing non-spousal relationships and diverse family structures, Englert leverages their own parenting experiences to champion the rights of others in the LGBTQIA+ community to realize their own family dreams. 

Educationally, Englert’s journey from a pre-med track to a Juris Doctor at Vermont Law and Graduate School, with roles such as Symposium Editor for the Vermont Law Review, highlights their diverse interests and dedication to learning. Their BA in Philosophy and Spanish from Mount Holyoke College enriches their perspective, as does their bilingualism and passion for running.

Englert is not just a legal expert; they are a beacon of change, courageously leading and advocating for accessible family planning and LGBTQIA+ rights. Their unique blend of compassion, expertise, and advocacy positions them at the forefront of family law, ready to navigate and shape future opportunities for families everywhere.

 

Shaping today’s legal opportunities for tomorrow’s future families.

Leading Expertise:


  • The Unique Challenges the LGBTQ+ Community Faces in Family Planning

  • How to Enhance Family Planning Education and Awareness

  • Why Transparency and Honesty are Critical in Legal Guidance

  • Why Everyone Should Have the Opportunity to be a Parent

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