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Serving the LGBTQ+ Community

Cultural Competence, Challenges in the Courtroom, and Common Legal Issues

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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.

Practice Areas


Tiffany Cobb Esq. Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (Center City)
Kae E. Greenberg Esq. The Center for HIV Law and Policy
Barrett Marshall Esq. Centre Safe Civil Legal Representation Project
Kadeem G. Morris Esq. Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (Center City)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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