Trans and Nonbinary Legal Advocacy in New York: Using Good Laws to Address New Challenges

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Program Chair:

Carl Charles
Lambda Legal

  • This program will provide an overview of the current developments in New York State and federal laws impacting trans and nonbinary people, including the case before the Supreme Court regarding transgender plaintiff Aimee Stephens and her right to Title VII employment protections. After surveying updates to state and federal laws impacting trans and nonbinary people, panelists will discuss how practitioners can adapt and adjust their advocacy skills to address new and ongoing challenges faced by trans and nonbinary clients in various settings, including in criminal court, in accessing name changes and other affirming identity documents, and accessing other social services like health and aging services.

    Live Program & Webcast: Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers
    No further discounts apply

  • Ezra Cukor
    Supervising Attorney, Gender-Based Harassment Unit
    NYC Commission on Human Rights
    AC Dumlao
    Program Manager
    Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF)
    Mik Kinkead
    Staff Attorney – Rikers Island Civil Re-Entry Project
    The Legal Aid Society – Civil Practice
    Bronx Neighborhood Office
    Chanel Lopez
    Transgender Communities Liaison
    NYC Commission on Human Rights

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Introduction of Panelists
    9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. City, State and Federal Law Landscape for Trans and Nonbinary People
    10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Adapting Advocacy Skills: How Practitioners Can Best
    Address New and Ongoing Challenges Faced by Trans and
    Nonbinary Clients in Various Settings Including:

    • Criminal court
    • Accessing name changes and other affirming identity documents
    • Accessing other social services like health and aging services
    10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Q&A and Closing

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    2.0 Total: 1.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
    New Jersey:
     2.2 General
     2.0 General
     1.5 General

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Civil Rights, Zoey Chenitz, Chair
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Rights, Noah Lewis & Geoffrey Wertime, Co-Chairs

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |