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Transgender Persons & the Law

Representing and working for transgender clients

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    MCLE, in conjunction with the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association’s Committee for Transgender Inclusion, presents a seminar about representing and working for transgender clients. 

    Due to the unsettling reality that transgender individuals experience some of the highest rates of discrimination in areas including housing, education, employment, healthcare, policing, and public accommodation it is especially important that the transgender community can access attorneys that not only treat people of all genders with respect and professionalism, but that also understand the unique challenges facing the transgender community. 

    Participating educators and advocates learn proper terms and decorum and are exposed to practical issues that many transgender clients face within and in addition to their legal problems. Participants receive “best practice” samples of documents and coaching on how to advise judges and other parties about how to be sensitive to the experience of transgender clients. Panelists identify unique issues affecting transgender clients in certain areas of practice such as criminal defense, family law, healthcare, and estate planning. Finally, panelists provide insight on how to litigate gender identity and expression specific discrimination, both in Massachusetts and federally.

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    Agenda & Materials

    • 9:00 - 9:15 AM

      Welcome and Introduction

      Eva Jellison, Esq., Wood & Nathanson LLP , Boston, Chair
    • 9:15 – 9:35 AM

      Trans 101

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      Lee Vanderlinden, Northeastern University School of Law , Boston
    • 9:35 – 10:05 AM

      Best Practices in Your Law Practice and Being a Good Ally

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      Connor M. Barusch, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services , Boston
    • 10:05 – 10:35 AM

      Public Accommodations

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      Mason J. Dunn, Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition , Boston
    • 10:35 – 10:50 AM

      Networking and Refreshment Break

    • 10:50 – 11:30 AM

      Practice Points – Insurance & Healthcare

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      KT Crossman, Esq., Transformative Justice Legal Services , Boston
    • 11:30 - 11:50 AM

      Practice Points – Immigration

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      Hema Sarang-Sieminski, Esq., Victim Rights Law Center , Boston
    • 11:50 AM – 12:00 PM

      "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

      Panel

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    Chair

    Eva Jellison, Esq., Wood & Nathanson LLP, Boston

    Faculty

    Connor M. Barusch, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services, Boston
    KT Crossman, Esq., Transformative Justice Legal Services, Boston
    Cameron David McGinn, Esq., Orlans, PC, Waltham
    Hema Sarang-Sieminski, Esq., Victim Rights Law Center, Boston
    Lee Vanderlinden, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston