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Name and Gender Changes for Transgender New Yorkers
Monday, March 17, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

There is no charge for this program, please sign in to register.

Participants will learn how to obtain a judicial name change for transgender New York residents as well as how to update the sex designation on ID documents. For transgender people, a legal name change is a crucial step toward successfully obtaining employment, housing and education. But for many individuals, securing a legal name change can be an intimidating experience, involving interaction with the court system and judges, a process foreign to many people. Upon completion of the training, you may be eligible to participate in various pro bono name change projects, including the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund's Name Change Project or the Sylvia Rivera Law Project's program to change the names of incarcerated New Yorkers.

This live program will provide 2.0 NY transitional/non-transitional MCLE credits in professional practice

Speakers: Patricia Harrington, Intake Coordinator, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund; Anastasia Kaup, Ropes & Gray; Noah Lewis, Staff Attorney, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund; Elana Redfield, Staff Attorney, Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Director, SRLP's Survival and Self Determination Project; Chase Strangio, Staff Attorney, ACLU's LGBT & AIDS Rights Program; former Equal Justice Works Fellow at Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Sponsored by: LGBT Rights Committee, Jordan Backman, Chair

Cosponsored by: City Bar Justice Center; Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund; Sylvia Rivera Law Project

 

42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

 

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