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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

June 7 Attorney Seminar on Gender Identity and Low-Income Client Rights at NYC Bar Association

Gender Identity and Expression and Low-Income Clients' Rights: Ethical Considerations and Practice Tips for Legal Services Casehandlers with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Clients
--How do your clients’ gender identities affect the legal recognition of their family relationships, access to health care and housing, and rights to immigration status?
--Will your clients feel safe to come out to you -- and will your representation be compromised if they don’t?
--When and how should you ethically disclose your client’s gender identity?
Co-sponsored by the LGBT Rights Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York and the Legal Aid Society

A free -- pro bono -- CLE June 7, 12-4 p.m., NYC Bar Association, CLE room

1 ethics credit and 3 professional practice credits
Currently confirmed speakers:
Dru Levasseur, National Transgender Rights Attorney, Lambda Legal
Ksen Pallegedara, National Advisory Committee of the Lambda Legal/Child Welfare League of America initiative Fostering Transitions
Dr. Jillian T. Weiss, Associate Professor of Law and Society, Ramapo College of New Jersey; author of Transgender Workplace Diversity: Policy Tools, Training Issues and Communication Strategies for HR and Legal Professionals
Sydney Tarzwell, Staff Attorney/Skadden Fellow, Peter Cicchino Youth Project, Urban Justice Center
Pooja Gehi, Staff Attorney, Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Victoria Neilson, Legal Director, Immigration Equality

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: Please register by emailing your contact information to: civiltraining@legal-aid.org. Please put Gender Identity in the subject line.
***PLEASE NOTE: This CLE is open to private attorneys and law students, although attorneys and staff from non-profit legal services providers will be given priority in registration.

Registration will be on a "first come first registered" basis.

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