Name Change & Gender Identity Petitions: Representing Transgender & Gender Non-conforming Clients Effectively

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM | View the training:

  • Via LIVE WEBINAR: Join and interact with speakers and participants in real time via Zoom. You will be emailed the link to join within 1 week of the training.

  • Via WEBCAST RECORDING:  View on your device at a place and time convenient to you. You will be emailed access instructions once the webcast is ready to view (expected by mid-June). 

This training will enable attorneys to prepare and file petitions for change of name and for a decree of legal gender identity with the Maryland courts; understand and be able to advise clients on the differences between judicial and administrative options for gender changes; and represent transgender and gender non-conforming clients respectfully and in a way that affirms their human dignity. Attorneys taking the training must agree to accept 1 pro bono name/gender change case from FreeState Justice within 1 year of registering.

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