- Science – Cloning
Bernard F. Siegel, Juris Doctor. He has authored articles in the fields of legal history, medical malpractice, and sports promotion.
He is a frequent lecturer and faculty member at continuing legal education seminars sponsored by the Bar and the American Bar Association in the areas of entertainment, arts, sports law and the Internet.
Most recently, he co-founded, the International Hospital Relief Foundation, a non-profit corporation, devoted to providing direct medical relief throughout the world. IHRF has sent medical relief missions to Nigeria, Honduras and Jamaica and serves the inner-city community of Miami. Mr. Siegel presently is a member of the board of directors and general counsel for that organization.
Mr. Siegel is strongly committed to protecting the rights of children. He devoted part of his practice to representing parents of missing children and as an advocate for missing children. He served several years as a member of the board of directors of Children’s Rights of America, a non-profit child advocacy group recognized by President George Bush as a “point of light” organization.
For his community efforts and service Mr. Siegel was honored by public proclamation by the Mayor and County Commission.
Mr. Siegel maintains an “AV” rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest rating in legal ability and ethics.
Mr. Siegel has filed a petition in Juvenile Court seeking to have a guardian appointed for “Baby Eve”, the alleged first cloned human being. As the first human cloning case, the matter represents a case of first impression, seeking to define the rights and protect a cloned child from substantial risk of harm.