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.