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Representing Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

On March 6, 2015 at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse, Health & Medicine held this free CLE for criminal defense attorneys presented in partnership with the People's Law Office, the Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois, and the ACLU. The course addressed the experiences of transgender youth & adults in the legal system—from police treatment during arrest to strategies and pitfalls in court, to the rights and needs of clients in locked facilities.  Advocates and attorneys presented their experiences and expertise to ensure that transgender clients receive zealous representation that considers their unique needs and circumstances. 

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