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Serving the LGBTQ+ Community


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  • Start Date:2023-06-22 20:00:00
  • End Date:2025-06-22 20:00:00
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  • Level:Basic
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$249.00 ["ProPass"]

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Overview

Have you ever corrected a judge misgendering a litigant or attorney in a courtroom? 
Does your client consultation form list all genders?
Do LGBTQ+ people feel recognized and valued at your firm? 

In a rapidly evolving culture of identity, it is vitally important for attorneys to cultivate interpersonal, administrative, and legal competence in working with the LGBTQ+ community. 

This program will be presented in three parts covering client interactions, courtroom competence, and workplace inclusion and belonging. You will learn about LGBTQ+ identity, best practices in representing community members in safe, respectful ways and how to be a better colleague to those with identities different from their own. The presenters will discuss all of these topics within the framework of professional responsibility and provide a broader ethical context for developing an inclusive legal system and profession. 

Experienced panelists will cover:

  • General information on language, identity, and documentation with a focus on practical application in interview and intake processes. 
  • Case strategy and courtroom approach for representing community members and for being a supportive and allied colleague when microaggressions occur in trial situations
  • Legal issues that LGBTQ+ individuals often face and what attorneys can expect in many of those cases

Earn ethics credit in each of the three subject areas.

  • Cultural Competence
    1.1 Competence, 1.4 Communication, 1.6 Confidentiality
  • Trial Issues
    3.3 Candor to the Tribunal
  • Common Legal Issues
    4.1 Truthfulness in Statements to Others, 4.4 Respect for Third Parties

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download.

Recorded in June 2023.

Faculty

Tiffany Cobb Esq.

Tiffany Cobb is a staff attorney in Community Legal Services’ Housing Unit. Before joining the housing unit, she completed a Master’s degree in development and urban studies. She previously worked as a case manager at a shelter for survivors of domestic violence and interned and worked for various nonprofits, focusing on ending and preventing homelessness in Los Angeles, California. Tiffany received her J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2020. She received her BA from Vanguard University of Southern California in 2011.

Barrett Marshall Esq.

Barrett Marshall is
the Director of the Civil Legal Representation Project at Centre Safe. Their
practice is focused on civil litigation to promote safety and stability for
survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. A graduate of Penn State
and Temple University Beasley School of Law, Barrett has spent their career
focused on representing low-income, LGBTQ, and other marginalized
populations. Their experience includes litigation and policy work in LGBTQ
civil rights at Mazzoni Center Legal Services, a term as visiting clinical
professor in Family Law at Temple, and service as the inaugural director of
the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project at Community Legal Services. In
addition to this they have consistently served as an adjunct law professor
teaching LGBTQ rights, family law, and public health law. Their published
work includes “LGBTQ Youth and Concerns Specifically Facing Transgender
Youth” in Representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients in
Pennsylvania (3rd edition) and “Walking While Trans: Profiling of Transgender
Women by Law Enforcement, and the Problem of Proof” for the William and Mary
Women and the Law Symposium (2018). Barrett strives to be trauma-informed and
intersectional in their law practice and centers the experiences of the most
marginalized people as means of meeting the needs of all
clients.

Kadeem Morris Esq.

Kadeem Morris is a Divisional Supervising Attorney in the Housing Unit at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. Kadeem co-leads the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project and the implementation of Right to Counsel in Philadelphia. Kadeem also Co-chairs the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Civil Gideon Taskforce. Kadeem received his J.D. from The Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law in 2017. He received his BA with Honors from the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury in 2014. Before joining CLS, Kadeem was a Martin Luther King Fellow and Staff Attorney with the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project.

Kae Greenberg Esq.

Kae Greenberg is a staff attorney at the Center for HIV Law and Policy where he advocates for the decriminalization of people living with HIV as well as the rights of all people with stigmatized health conditions. He previously worked as a supervising attorney in the Housing Unit at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia. His practice focused on providing legal representation to indigent tenants facing eviction and helping them maintain housing. Prior to CLS, he was an assistant defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Among other honors, Kae was a Beasley Scholar at Temple University Beasley School of Law, from which he graduated in 2011. His published work includes, “Still Hidden in the Closet: Trans Women and Domestic Violence,” in the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice, and “Best Practices in Policing,” in the book Transgender Intimate Partner Violence. In his past life, Kae worked as a theater electrician and lighting designer in NYC and is currently the resident lighting designer for Tangle Movement Arts.


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