Fall Name Change Project Training


We're pleased to invite attorneys from our partner law firms to TLDEF's Fall Name Change Project training, celebrating National Pro Bono Week

WhereShearman & Sterling LLP, 599 Lexington Avenue

WhenThursday, Oct. 29th, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

RSVPRegister here (required).

Space is limited.  Lunch will be served.


About the Project

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund's Name Change Project provides legal name change services to transgender New York City residents through partnerships with more than 20 of New York City's most prestigious law firms.

For many transgender people, a legal name change is a first step towards conforming their legal identities to the way they identify and live their lives. But securing a legal name change can be an intimidating experience, involving interaction with the court system and judges that is foreign to many people. By ensuring that transgender people have adequate legal representation when seeking name changes, TLDEF's Name Change Project ensures that they can successfully negotiate the legal process and move forward with their lives.

In just the two years since it was founded, the Name Change Project has helped more than 300 people. But we're only able to do it with the help of our committed law firm partners and the pro bono legal services they provide.

In addition to an initial training, TLDEF provides backup support to all attorneys participating in the project. It's a great way to get client contact and courtroom experience while helping someone in need. Participating attorneys must be admitted to the bar or have a supervisor at the firm who is admitted.


Thank You

The Name Change Project is made possible by the generous support of:

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
DLA Piper
The Hollyfield Foundation
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Howrey LLP
Kaye Scholer LLP
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Paul Rapoport Foundation
Ropes & Gray LLP
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
White & Case LLP