Bet Tzedek Offices
Since the election, there has been an increased sense of urgency in the transgender community about securing identity documents that reflect their identities. In response, Bet Tzedek is assisting clients with completing petitions and providing information on this process. Volunteers who join us for this clinic will have the opportunity to meet with the clients, review their options regarding name and gender marker changes, and, if requested by the client, assist the client in drafting the name and gender maker change petitions.
No prior experience is necessary. Prior to meeting clients, all volunteers will receive training. The training covers education and sensitivity training on gender identity; the process for filing name and/or gender marker change petitions in Los Angeles Superior Court; applying for fee waivers; updating federal and state identity documents; and special considerations for undocumented immigrants, people with criminal records, and individuals under 18. All volunteers will receive CLE credit for the training. By joining us, there will be no expectation of an ongoing representation or responsibility to the clients assisted.
Betty St. Marie
Free to All In-House Counsel
ACC Southern California is partnering with Bet Tzedek for a Name and Gender Marker Change clinic.