CLE Seminar: Professionalism With & Legal Issues Impacting Transgender Pennsylvanians


Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is pleased to join with ACLU of Pennsylvania and Bar Association of Lehigh County to sponsor a CLE seminar for attorneys interested in Transgender legal issues.

This session will provide information that will help lawyers respectfully and effectively serve transgender clients. The experienced faculty will also discuss the current legal landscape and the progress being made with respect to a wide range of issues affecting transgender people including anti-discrimination protection, accurate identity documents, access to transition-related medical care, parentage and child custody, treatment of transgender students at school, and discrimination in the criminal justice system.

The session will be presented by:

Leslie Cooper - a senior staff attorney at the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project. Since joining the Project in 1998, much of her work has focused on protecting the rights of LGBT parents and their children. She was lead counsel in the cases that brought down Florida’s notorious ban on adoption by lesbians and gay men and a similar restriction in Arkansas. Leslie has brought cases involving a range of issues including the freedom to marry, LGBT students’ rights at school, employment discrimination against LGBT and HIV-positive workers, and access to healthcare for transgender prisoners. She was counsel in Whitewood v. Wolf, the case that brought marriage equality to Pennsylvania. She graduated from New York University School of Law and received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Attorney Carl Charles - A Skadden Fellow at the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project. He graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where he served as a Vice President of the Student Bar Association. Carl has experience in LGBT advocacy with a focus on transgender youth and adults impacted by the criminal justice system. Carl’s fellowship at the ACLU focuses on developing the law for transgender and gender expansive youth who are homeless, in out of home care, and in the juvenile justice system.

Molly Tack-Hooper - a staff attorney at the ACLU of Pennsylvania where she works on civil liberties impact litigation and advocacy in a broad range of substantive areas, including LGBT rights. Molly was part of the litigation team that won Whitewood v. Wolf, the case that brought marriage equality to Pennsylvania. Molly obtained her law degree in 2009 from the NYU School of Law and her undergraduate degree in 2002 from Brown University. In 2009 and 2010, she clerked for the Honorable Michael H. Dolinger, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of New York. In 2010 and 2011, she served as a Legal Fellow at the ACLU of Pennsylvania

Bar Association of Lehigh County Lunch & Learn Seminar Registration & Lunch: 11:45 AM
1 Ethics Credit Seminar: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Tuition: Members $40.00; Non-members $55.00 (this event is not a fundraiser for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center)
To Register (REQUIRED): Call Nancy @ 610.433.6401 Ext: 16 Email: [email protected] 
May 25, 2016 at 11:45am - 1:15pm
Bar Association of Lehigh County
1114 W Walnut St
Allentown, PA 18102
United States
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Nancy Devers · · 610.433.6401 Ext: 16