To register for an event/program, please sign in on the right side of this page. If you are a member and/or already have an account, simply log in using your username and password. If you are not a member and/or do not have a user name or password, click on Create a New Account to easily create an account. If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Department at 212.382.6665 or If your question is regarding a CLE program, please call 212.382.6663.

Share this page
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


Please Sign In to Register