Transgender Persons & the Law
Representing and working for transgender clients
- Product Number: 2170046RBC
CLE Credits, earn up to:
3 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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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.
Agenda & Materials
9:00 - 9:15 AM
Welcome and IntroductionEva Jellison, Esq., Wood & Nathanson LLP , Boston
9:15 – 9:35 AM
Trans 101eLecture Add to CartLee Vanderlinden, Northeastern University School of Law , Boston
9:35 – 10:05 AM
Best Practices in Your Law Practice and Being a Good AllyeLecture Add to Cart
10:05 – 10:35 AM
Public AccommodationseLecture Add to CartMason J. Dunn, GLSEN , New York
10:35 – 10:50 AM
Networking and Refreshment Break
10:50 – 11:30 AM
Practice Points – Insurance & HealthcareeLecture Add to CartKT Crossman, Esq., Transformative Justice Legal Services , Boston
11:30 - 11:50 AM
Practice Points – ImmigrationeLecture Add to Cart,
11:50 AM – 12:00 PM
"Ask the Experts" Q&A SessionPanel
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