Transgender Law Brownbag Lunch CLE Event

August 7, 2009

Bring a lunch and join NLG SF for two interactive CLEs about working with, for, and as transgender people in a legal practice. We will be offering 1 Legal Ethics credit hour, and 1 Eliminating Bias credit hour. Attendees can come for one or both CLEs, although we highly recommend attending both. Both CLEs are designed to be accessible to attorneys, law students, and legal activists of all levels of experience working with the transgender community. Non-attorneys are encouraged to attend.

Hastings Law School
Room K
198 McAllister St, San Francisco
11am-12pm: Legal Ethics
12pm-1pm: Eliminating Bias in Law
NLGSF Member Rate: $40 for one CLE, $60 for both
Non Member Rate: $60 for one CLE, $90 for both
Join today and save $20-30!

Law Students/Legal Workers/Non-Credit Seeker Rate: $10 for one CLE, $15 for both (suggested donation only, no one turned away for lack of funds)

To pre-register and ensure a seat, email Micah Ludeke at, and write "CLE Pre-Registration" in the subject line. In the body, state which CLE you are attending, or both, and whether you are an NLG member, a non member, or a law student/legal worker/not seeking CLE credit. Payment can be made at the event by cash, check, Visa, or Mastercard.

The Legal Ethics CLE will discuss sustaining a socially just practice, and how to do so within, and beyond the California Rules of Professional Conduct. Alexander Lee, Angela Perone, and Micah Ludeke will present this collaborative CLE. Participants will discuss best practices and walk through ethical dilemma hypotheticals, examining responsibility to clients, community justice, and professional ethical requirements in the context of working with transgender clients and colleagues, and working as transgender professionals.

The Eliminating Bias CLE will explore barriers to access and effective resolutions for working with, as, and for members of the transgender community. Carlos Villarreal, Dani Williams, and Micah Ludeke will provide real-practice examples and lead an interactive discussion about working with transgender clients, working in the law as a transgender person, and working with transgender people in law. Topics will include confidentiality and disclosure in a network and reputation-based profession, credibility and confidentiality with transgender clients, and balancing ally and agent identities when doing advocacy work.