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Solo Small Firm Section: Transgender 101 for the Legal Community

June 1@8:30 am-10:00 am

Presenter: Ellen “Ellie” Krug, Attorney, Author, Consultant

Persons who are transgender have become far more visible, which is reflective of greater societal acceptance. Still, of the letters in the “LGBTQ alphabet” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer), the “Ts” (transgender persons) more often face unique challenges relative to personal relationships, public interactions, and many other things that non-transgender persons (the technical phrase is “cisgender”) take for granted.

What does it mean to be a “trans” person? What can other humans do to make trans people feel welcomed and accepted? What actions or words should they avoid? How does “passing” or not “passing” or the absence of legal rights in 30 states play into a transgender person’s daily life?

Even more, what will be the ramifications of the Trump-Pence Administration for the trans community?

Join national speaker, diversity consultant and author Ellen “Ellie” Krug as she shares what it means to be transgender and offers tips and advice on how to be inclusive toward anyone who identifies as trans. The talk will include some brief sharing of Ellie’s personal story of “coming out” as transgender while overseeing a trial firm in Iowa and a brief discussion of current legal issues facing trans Minnesotans. Come with questions!

Registration (and breakfast): 8:00-8:30 a.m.
CLE presentation: 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Location: Louisiana Café, 613 Selby Avenue, St. Paul
Credit: 1.5 Elimination of Bias credits approved
Cost (includes breakfast): $20 RCBA members $30 non-members