On Demand Webcast

Transgender Persons & the Law

Representing and working for transgender clients

2170046RBC
Thursday, 11/3/2016, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Recorded Webcast, www.mcle.org, Recorded Webcast
3 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

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.

9:00 - 9:15 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Eva Jellison, Esq., Wood & Nathanson LLP, Boston, Chair
9:15 – 9:35 AM
Trans 101
Lee Vanderlinden, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston
9:35 – 10:05 AM
Best Practices in Your Law Practice and Being a Good Ally
Connor M. Barusch, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services, Boston
10:05 – 10:35 AM
Public Accommodations
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
KT Crossman, Esq., Transformative Justice Legal Services, Boston
11:30 - 11:50 AM
Practice Points – Immigration
Hema Sarang-Sieminski, Esq.
11:50 AM – 12:00 PM
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session
Panel

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Table of Contents

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., Howell
Hema Sarang-Sieminski, Esq., Boston
Lee Vanderlinden, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston

Speaker(s)

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