CLE | Transgender Name Changes for Pro Bono Attorneys

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | TIME: Noon to 1:30 p.m. | LOCATION: CNY Philanthropy Center, 2nd Floor Ballroom, 431 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202 | MCLE: 1.5 (0.5 Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias, 1.0 Skills) | COST: FREE if you agree to volunteer for a Transgender Name Change case, Otherwise: $35 Member, $45 Non-Member, $15 Paralegal. Under NYS rules this CLE has been APPROVED for both Newly Admitted and Experienced Attorneys. A copy of the OCBA Tuition Waiver may be reviewed here.

This training prepares you to assist transgender individuals with obtaining name and gender marker changes as a volunteer for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc.

Covered Topics Include:

  • Cultural Competency and Sensitivity in working with Transgender Clients
  • A look at NY Civil Rights Law Article 6, Sec. 60 et. Seq.
  • Gender Marker Change Process
  • Updating Birth Certificates in NYS, NYC, and other states
  • Name Change of Minors — Notice, Best Interest
  • PLUS: Other Common Legal Issues Transgender Clients face and How to Screen for Those Issues
    • Access to Healthcare
    • Discrimination in Public Accommodation
    • Discrimination in Employment
    • Complications with Family Law

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