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Transgender Equal Rights: Understanding & Complying with the New Law

Thursday, June 14, 2012 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


The Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights law becomes effective July 1, 2012 -- are you ready?

This session will cover how the new legislation will impact your work environment, your practice and your clients. Lawyers of all practice areas are encouraged to attend, where they will be provided with an introduction to the transgender community, an overview of the legislation, and practical, skill-focused tips both in compliance with the law and in representation of transgender clients. Ample time will be devoted to identifying additional resources and addressing attendee questions. 

~Presented by the MLGBTQ Bar Association's Committee on Transgender Inclusion~

Specific Topics Include:

  • Transgender 101: An Introduction to the Community
  • Representing Transgender Clients
  • Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Bill: Overview and Compliance


  • Alex Coleman, JD, Ph.D, moderator
  • M. Barusch, Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • Liz Monnin-Browder, Ropes & Gray
  • Catherine E. Reuben, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP
  • Erika Rickard, Office of Attorney General Martha Coakley
  • Astrid Tsang, WilmerHale

Sponsored By:




Katherine Elmore


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