Fall Name Change Project Training CLE - December 2nd
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund's Name Change Project provides legal name change services to transgender New York City residents through partnerships with some of New York City’s most prestigious law firms. Our next training will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010.
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund's Name Change Project provides legal name change services to transgender New York City residents through partnerships with some of New York City's most prestigious law firms.
For many transgender people, a legal name change is an important step toward conforming their legal identities to their lived experience. A lack of appropriate identity documents can deter people from applying for jobs, school, and public benefits, and can lead to discrimination.
But securing a legal name change can be a challenging experience, involving interaction with the court system and judges that is foreign to many people. By providing people with adequate legal representation, we ensure that clients can successfully complete the process and move forward with their lives.
In the three years since it was founded, the Name Change Project has helped almost 600 people. But we're only able to do it with the help of our committed law firm partners and the pro bono legal services they provide.
In addition to an initial training, TLDEF provides ongoing support to all attorneys participating in the project. It's a great way to get client contact and courtroom experience while helping someone in need. Participating attorneys must be admitted to the bar or have a supervisor at the firm who is admitted.
We have a significant demand for Spanish-speaking attorneys. If you speak Spanish, we welcome your participation. Please consider joining us for this training to learn more about the Project and the clients we serve.
What: Fall Name Change Project Training CLE
Where: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 200 Park Avenue, NYC (map)
When: Thursday, December 2nd, 3pm - 4pm
RSVP: Space is limited. Please register here.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this program has been approved for transitional/non-transitional credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hours, of which .5 credit hour may be applied to the areas of professional practice requirement and .5 credit hour may be applied to the skills requirement.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 credit.