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

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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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.

Topics covered:

  • Name change process in Maryland; 
  • Publication requirement and waiver;  
  • Administrative gender change options;  
  • Court orders recognizing legal gender identity; 
  • Updating out-of-state birth certificates; 
  • Sealing case records in name and gender change cases;  
  • Working with transgender and gender non-conforming clients. 

This training is available to attorneys who commit to take one pro bono name/gender change case with FreeState Justice within one year of registration. Malpractice insurance, access to a mentor, and case support provided.

Questions? Contact Kiah Pierre at kpierre@probonomd.org or 443-703-3046.


June 9
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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