LGBT Bar LA and Bet Tzedek
Name/Gender Change MCLE and
Since the election, there is an increased sense of urgency amongst many in the transgender community about securing identity documents that reflect their identities, and a need for trained volunteers to help complete the paperwork.
The LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles and Bet Tzedek Legal Services have mobilized to provide rapid response MCLE training on how to complete the paperwork necessary to obtain a court order changing one's name and gender in California. Then volunteer at a community legal clinic to help trans members of our community ensure that their IDs and other documents match their identities!
The training will cover the paperwork necessary to file a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court; fee waivers; the process for changing federal identity documents like passports and immigration paperwork; and special considerations for undocumented immigrants, people with criminal records, and youth under 18. The first training is Monday, November 28, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.* (registration link on side bar)
After the training, you can also sign up to volunteer with Bet Tzedek Legal Services at clinics at the LGBT Center and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles that will be held over the next couple of months. The first community legal clinic will be on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at a central location TBA. (registration link on side bar).
* We will be providing the same training as part of the all-day community legal clinic on 12/11/2016. Volunteers for that clinic can attend either training. Attorneys, law students, legal other legal workers, and community members are all welcome to be trained and volunteer. You do not need to commit to volunteering at any clinics to receive the training.
Join LGBT Bar LA today! LGBT Bar LA's memberships run from January 1 to December 31. New members who sign up for a 2017 membership before December 31, 2016 will receive the remainder of 2016 for free! Learn more about the benefits of membership with LGBT Bar LA here.