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Trans Legal Services Network Directory

September 15, 2021


Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
1901 Sixth Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203   
Cynthia Lamar-Hart: 205.254.1038
Provides workshops and pro bono legal services for name and gender changes in Alabama.


Arcoíris Liberation Team
Phoenix, AZ
Jon Beebe Giudice:
Arcoíris works with trans migrant communities both in- and outside of immigration detention.

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
PO Box 41863 Tucson, AZ 85717
Abby Louise Jensen, Vice President: 520.477.7096
Does support and advocacy for southern Arizona’s trans community and offers assistance with ID changes.


Lauro Law, PLLC
210 S. Pulaski St. Little Rock, AR 72201
Mike Lauro: 501.613.6529
Provides basic information about legal aspects of transition and assistance with name and gender marker changes


Bay Area Legal Aid
1735 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94612
Provides low-income clients with free civil legal assistance, effective referrals, and legal representation.

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
1111 I Street, Suite 310, Modesto, CA 95354
Mateo Mossey, LGBT Program Coordinator: ​209.577.3811
CRLA provides free legal aid to eligible low-income individuals through 16 field offices in the Central Valley, Central Coast, and other agricultural regions of the state. CRLA’s LGBT legal assistance focus on immigration services, as well as legal name and gender change petitions, and employment and education discrimination cases.

Chazan Family Law, PC
​225 S Lake Ave, Suite 300, Pasadena, CA 91101
Alana Chazan: 323.739.6329
​Provides representation to trans/GNC clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody proceedings, establishment of parentage, second-parent adoptions, and name and gender changes.

East Bay Community Law Center
2921 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA 94703    
Daniel Faessler: 1.855.693.7285
Provides low-income clients and those living with HIV with free civil legal assistance and representation. Assists clients in the followings counties: Alameda, Contra Costa Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Sonoma.

Gender Health Center
2020 29th St., Ste. 201 Sacramento, CA 95817
Ben Hudson, Executive Director: 916.455.2391
Offers counseling and advocacy services on a sliding scale. Advocacy includes help with name and gender marker changes, health insurance options, economic empowerment, and legal health clinics.

L.A. LGBT Center
1625 N. Schrader Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
Legal clinic provides help preparing name/gender change legal docs. Also provide legal assistance for survivors of violence, immigration issues, and discrimination.

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
4 North Second Street, Suite 1300
San Jose, California 95113
Intake: 408.280.2420 
Provides low-income clients in Santa Clara County with free civil legal assistance, effective referrals and legal representation and runs a name and gender marker change clinic.

LetsGo! Liberation Clinic at El Centro, UCLA Law School
Los Angeles, CA
Operates name and gender marker clinics with partner organizations.

Red Light Legal
1322 Webster St., Ste. 210 Oakland, CA 94612
Kristina Dolgin: 510.457.1399
Provides direct legal services, legal representation, community education, and effective policy advocacy to sex workers in all corners of the industry.

Transgender and Non-Binary Name and Gender-Marker Change Legal Clinic
The San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103
Helen Lockett: 619.606.2692
The clinic is held on the first Tuesday of every month, 6:30pm-8:30pm, helping individuals complete court documents to change their name and/or gender-marker. Appointments highly encouraged. Sponsored by USD School of Law, Tom Homann LGBT Bar Association, and The Center.

Transgender Law Center
1629 Telegraph Ave., Ste. 400 Oakland, CA 94612
TLC’s advocacy, programs, and litigation advance the rights of transgender people across the country by changing law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live authentically and free from discrimination.


The Colorado Name Change Project
1151 S Huron St, Denver, CO 80223
CNCP provides information & workshops on name and gender marker changes, instructions and forms on their website, and referrals to pro bono or low-cost legal assistance if individuals require additional help.

The GLBT Community Center of Colorado
1301 E. Colfax Denver, CO 80218
Sable Schultz, Transgender Programs Manager: 303.733.7743
The Center provides support services for transgender people in Colorado.


Correia & Puth, PLLC
1400 16th Street NW, Suite 450, Washington DC 20006
Jonathan C. Puth: 202.602.6500
Represents transgender clients who have experienced discrimination due to their gender identity in the workplace, at schools or universities, in healthcare settings, or other places of public accommodation.

Pershing Law PLLC
1416 E St NE, Washington DC 20009
Stephen B. Pershing, Esq: 202.642.1431
Name and gender marker changes, discrimination

Washington, DC
Steering Committee:
Partners with WWH to run the name and gender marker change clinic and offers financial assistance for individuals changing their identity documents.

Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program
1701 14th St., NW Washington, DC 20009
Amy Nelson, Director of Legal Services: 202.939.7627
Runs a free monthly Name and Gender Change Clinic and offers legal services related to medical care, immigration, discrimination, access to insurance, and public benefits.


Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF)
122 E. Colonial Drive, Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32801
Laura Pichardo-Cruz: 800.405.1417

Free civil legal assistance to no- and low-income residents in central Florida, including employment and housing discrimination, name and gender marker changes, and access to healthcare.

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
423 Fern Street, Ste 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Kimberly Rommel-Enright: 561.822.9769
Full range of services for LGBTQ clients including family law (divorce, domestic violence, name changes, adoptions, and surrogacy/sperm donor contracts); housing; bankruptcy; and guardianship, and assistance for transgender minors and their parents in obtaining name changes and seeking to obtain HRT.

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
4500 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 340 Miami, FL 33137    
Sean Rowley: 305.576.0080
LGBT Justice Project represents transgender individuals in the areas of housing discrimination and name changes. 

Southern Legal Counsel
​1229 NW 12th Ave, Gainesville, FL32606
Simone Chriss: ​352.271.8890
​Transgender Equality Project runs statewide clinics providing pro bono assistance for name and gender marker changes.

TransLatin@ Coalition, Florida Chapter    
Arianna Lint,
Advocacy organization offering assistance with name and gender marker changes in Florida.


Emory University School of Law LGBTQ Legal Services 
Insurance denials, health care advance directives, community resources


People’s Law Office
1180 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
Joey Mogul: 773.235.0070
Attorneys from People’s Law Office in Chicago have been successfully fighting for the civil rights of victims of police brutality, wrongful convictions, false arrest and other abuses for over 40 years

Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois
4707 N. Broadway, Ste. 307 Chicago, IL 60640
Avi Rudnick, Volunteer Attorney: 773.272.1822
​Holds a Name Change Mobilization last Friday of every month. Also offers free criminal legal services to low-income and homeless transgender and gender non-conforming people

TransLife Center, Chicago House
1925 N. Clybourn Chicago, IL 60614
Elizabeth Ricks, Legal Director and Staff Attorney: 773.248.5200
​The TransLegal Program provides holistic and affirming legal services, self-help legal assistance, and legal education to transgender people.


Law Office of Barbara J. Baird
445 N. Pennsylvania St., Ste 401 Indianapolis, IN 46204    
Barbara J. Baird: 317.637.2345

The De Brota Law Firm LLC
1389 W. 86th Street #261, Indianapolis, IN 46260     
Amy Ficklin DeBrota: 317.848.5555    
Amy DeBrota handles transgender discrimination claims and name and gender marker changes.  She offers pro bono petitions for name and gender marker changes for individuals with a household income of $40,000 or less.

Transgender Resource, Education and Enrichment Services 
2043 South Bend Ave #255, South Bend, IN 46637    


​Rainbow Health Clinic, University of Iowa College of Law
​Boyd Law Building, Iowa City, IA 52242
​Len Sandler: ​319.335.9023
​The Law and Policy in Action Clinic at UI College of Law partners with the Rainbow Health Clinic to create an Iowa guide to changing ID documents and otherwise assist with the legal needs of trans/GNC patients.


Kansas Legal Services
​340 S. Broadway St., 2nd Floor, Wichita, KS 67202
Ellen Bertels: 316.265.9681
Name and gender marker changes, identity document corrections, advanced directives, and other legal support

University of Kansas School of Law Legal Aid Clinic
1535 W 15th St, Lawrence, KS 66045
Professor Meredith Schnug: 785.864.9291    
Name and gender marker changes


The Hite Law Group
701 Loyala Ave, Ste. 403 N.O., LA 70113    
Nicholas J. Hite: 504.252.0678
A holistic legal practice specializing in all forms of advocacy and litigation for trans people anywhere in Louisiana.

Louisiana Trans Advocates
650 N 6th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802    
Supports transgender communities across the state through social support, education, empowerment, and advocacy in order to promote self-determination of gender identity and gender expression for everyone.


Portland Legal, LLC
P.O. Box 8585 Portland, ME 04101    
Zack Paakkonen: 207.518.8663
Provides sliding scale and sometimes pro bono legal services for a variety of transgender legal issues.


FreeState Justice, Inc.
231 E. Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Offers legal help with name and gender marker changes, discrimination, family law, and violence.

Law Office of Amanda J. Hackett, LLC
6909 Laurel Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20913    
Amanda J. Hackett: 240.331.6379
Provides sliding-scale LGBT-focused immigration and asylum legal services.

Trans Maryland Name Change Program   
Lee Blinder: 917-744-5583
Peer-to-peer guidance on name and gender marker changes (not legal services)


Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
PO Box 960784 Boston, MA 02196    
Advocacy and community-building organization with an ID Project to assist with name and gender marker changes.


Community Health Awareness Group
1300 W. Fort St. Detroit, MI 48226    
Offers help with the name change process along with a variety of programming to support the trans community.


Gender Justice Minnesota
550 Rice St. St. Paul, MN 55103
Legal and policy advocacy organization that sometimes represents individuals in legal cases brought under federal civil rights statutes like Title VII or Title IX as well as state statutes like the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

Rainbow Health
2577 W Territorial, St. Paul, MN 55114
Phil Duran, Legal Director, Health Care Access: 612.373.2426
Provides legal information and advocacy around discrimination, identity documents, and public/private insurance coverage and appeals, as well as systems-change work with State and local agencies.

Volunteer Lawyers Network Community Clinic
1619 Dayton Ave #205, St. Paul, MN 55104   
CB Baga: 612-766-7819
A walk-in legal services clinic at the Minnesota Trans Health Coalition and Family Tree Clinic, specializing in gender marker and name change and insurance access.


Dana Bumgardner, PLLP
727 W 5th Street, Laurel, MS 39440    


Madeline Johnson, Esq.
2555 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Provides services around ID documents and discrimination

Metro Trans Umbrella Group
438 N. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63130 
Sayer Johnson: 314.2702155
Provides support and advocacy for the trans community in Missouri.

Shook, Hardy, & Bacon Law Firm
2555 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108
Mary Olson: 816.474.6550
Provides pro bono representation to members of the transgender community for name changes and gender marker corrections in the Kansas City area, in both Kansas and Missouri.

Kathy Wysack, Attorney at Law
3203A S. Grand Blvd., Ste. A St. Louis, MO 63118
Kathy Wysack-Rood: 314.771.4494 
Helps with name and gender marker changes in St. Louis, MO and Downstate Illinois areas


Legal Aid of Nebraska
209 S 19th St, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68102
Talia Hughes, Intake Paralegal: 402.348.1069
Provides civil legal aid to low income people in Nebraska including advice, referrals and representation. Provides walk-in assistance for name changes at Omaha and Lincoln offices.

Watke, Polk & Sena LLP
2712 S. 87th Ave. Omaha, NE 68124
Joni Watke: 402.884.7444
Provides ID document services at a reduced rate.  Also practice family law.


Gender Justice Nevada
900 Karen Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Provide name and gender change assistance and transgender advocacy.

Transgender Allies Group
316 California Ave., Ste 149 Reno, NV 89509
Brooke Mylath, President: 775.742.8673
Do not currently serve clients for name and gender change work, but can refer to legal aid that will.


Garden State Equality
40 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
Provides assistance to NJ residents who are victims of harassment or discrimination.


Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico
149 Jackson St. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108
Adrien Lawyer, Co-Director: 505.200.9086
Offers a variety of support services for trans people, including info and referrals on legal issues.


Arrowood Law
PO Box 20511, South Huntington, NY 11746 
Charlie Arrowood: 516.331.1317  
Sliding scale name and document change assistance across NY

Browde Law, P.C.
Kristin Prata Browde: 914.861.9119
Provides legal assistance in family law, divorce and civil litigation, and other areas. Provides free legal services for name changes.

Empire Justice Center Civil Rights Project
1 W Main St, #200 Rochester, NY 14614 
Provides direct legal services to low-income LGBTQ individuals across Upstate New York and Long Island (outside of New York City), advocates for LGBTQ-related policies, and offers technical assistance and training for courts, service providers, and community members. 

Gender Justice Clinic, Cornell Law School

Legal Services NYC
Provide free legal services in a variety of civil legal matters impacting the trans community, including employment, housing, public benefits, family, name changes, gender marker changes, life planning, consumer and immigration.

LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
393 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 
Brett Figlewski, Legal Director: 212-353-9118
Offers several pro bono legal clinics devoted to serving the LGBTQ community. The clinics are staffed by volunteer attorneys who provide general guidance and legal referrals, but not legal representation.

LGBTQ Law Project, New York Legal Assistance Group
7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor New York, NY 10004
Provides free legal services in a variety of civil legal matters impacting the trans community, including employment, housing, public benefits, shelter access, name changes, gender marker changes, family law and life planning.

Peter Cicchino Youth Project, Urban Justice Center
40 Rector St., 9th Floor New York, NY 10006
Offers free legal services for homeless and street-involved youth under 25 in NYC and NYS prisons, including name changes, updating identity documents, immigration status, navigating criminal issues, and public benefits.

Milo Primeaux, Esq.
P.O. Box 665, Dansville, NY 14437-0665 
Milo Primeaux: 585.612.1071
Represents transgender clients with name changes, and LGBTQ+ clients who have experienced discrimination in employment, education institutions, healthcare and health insurance, housing, access to credit, and places of public accommodation. Sliding-scale fee available for clients who demonstrate financial need.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
147 W. 24th St., 5th Fl New York, NY 10011
Stefanie Rivera, Client Services: 212.337.8550 x308
Direct representation of TGNCI people in the NYC area or incarcerated in NYS prisons on name and gender marker changes. Limited ability to represent in prisoner rights, health care, and immigration issues.

Law Office of Beth C. Thomas, PLLC
30 3rd St, Troy, NY 12180 
Beth Thomas: 518.805.9577
Name and gender marker changes, discrimination and harassment


Connie J. Vetter, Attorney at Law
1208 The Plaza Charlotte, NC
Wills and estate documents, name changes, gender marker changes, adoptions, surrogacy, and adult guardianship.

Law Offices of Ali Nininger-Finch
6325 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27615
Ali Nininger-Finch: 984.329.2288
Assists with name and gender marker changes on a sliding scale. Also provides expungement services, help with small business and nonprofit startup issues, judicial bypass/waiver, domestic violence protective orders, and limited criminal defense.

Freedom Center for Social Justice
4921 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205
Provides support for trans communities across North Carolina.


TriState Trans
Step by step guide to legally changing documents in North Dakota


Equitas Health Name and Gender Change Legal Clinic  
Attorneys will provide one-on-one counseling about the name and gender change process at regular free clinics.

Scott E. Knox, Attorneys at Law
13 E. Court St., Ste. 300 Cincinnati, OH 45202
Scott E. Knox: 513.241.3800
Provides legal services for discrimination issues and name and gender marker changes.


Oklahomans for Equality
621 E 4th St, Tulsa, OK 74120
Provides legal services to the transgender community.


Basic Rights Oregon
310 SW 4th Ave., Ste. 300 Portland, OR 97204   
Provides information and referrals for name and gender marker changes and other legal support.

Outside In
1132 SW 13th Ave. Portland, OR 97205
Provides name and gender marker change assistance in Oregon.


Garden of Peace Project
P.O. Box 174 Homestead, PA 15120
Michael David Battle, Executive Director: 412.879.0477
(Trans)ition Project provides assistance with name and gender marker change paperwork.

Mazzoni Center
21 S. 12th St., 13th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107
Thomas W. Ude, Jr., Legal and Public Policy Director: 215.563.0657
Legal Help Desk: 
Provides legal services for elder issues, discrimination, harassment, family law, name change, wills, and youth, as part of the Center’s mission to provide quality health and wellness services in an LGBT-focused environment.

1315 Spruce St, Phila, PA 19107    
Julie Chovanes: 267.235.4570
Providing legal, social, and medical services to trans people, and education about trans people to the greater community. Legal services are in house and primarily litigation.


LGBT Law Clinic, University of Puerto Rico School of Law
PO Box 23349, UPR Station San Juan, PR 00931
Nora Vargas Acosta: 787.999.9553


TransAction South Dakota
​PO Box 91614, Sioux Falls, SD 57106    
​Runs a name and gender change clinic throughout the state to assist with updating legal name and IDs.


Rubenfeld Law Office, P.C. 
2409 Hillsboro Rd., Ste. 200 Nashville, TN 37212
Abby Rubenfeld: 615.386.9077 
Practices family law, contract law, criminal law, personal injury, and LGBT law.


Trans Legal Aid Clinic Houston

Trans Name and Gender Marker Project
Student-run project of the Mithoff Pro Bono Program at Texas Law (University of Texas School of Law).


Rainbow Law Free Clinic
Utah Pride Center. 255 East and 400 South in Salt Lake City
Provides free legal assistance for name and gender marker changes the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm.

Transgender Education Advocates of Utah
P.O. Box 521928 Salt Lake City, UT 84152
Candice Metzler 
Provides information on the name and gender change process.


University of Richmond School of Law Trans Law Collaborative
1010 N. Thompson St. Richmond, VA 23230
Collaborates on semi-annual name and gender marker change clinic and provides advice and support.

Virginia Equality Bar Association
Operates recurring name and gender marker change clinics in Richmond and traveling clinics throughout the state


Lavender Rights Project
2425 6th Ave S, Seattle WA 98134
Dusty LaMay: 206.639.7955

Direct legal services by and for trans and queer communities, including harassment, discrimination, all transgender related legal care, health access, family law, divorces, estate planning, employment discrimination and adoptions. Services are all cost free or sliding scale based on income.

North Sound Law     
Spencer Bergstedt:

QLaw Association of Washington 
Runs a legal clinic that offers services for any civil legal issue facing LGBTQ community members. 


Fairness West Virginia
303 Washington St. West Charleston, WV 25302 
Andrew Schneider, Executive Director: 304.806.2220 
Provides information, support and referrals for name and gender marker changes.


Foley & Lardner, LLP
777 E. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202
Morgan J. Tilleman: 414.271.2400 


GLAD- Legal Advocates and Defenders for the LGBTQ Community
18 Tremont Street, Suite 950 Boston, MA 02108    
Jennifer Levi: 
J.D. Melendez:    
Henry Thomas:
Provides state-specific resources and referrals. Serves CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT.


Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave. Montgomery, AL 36104    
Litigation on LGBT rights issues, including employment discrimination and on behalf of incarcerated individuals.
Serves AL, FL, GA, LA, and MS.


125 Broad St., 18th Floor New York, NY 10004
Chase Strangio, Attorney: 212.549.2500

Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20036 

Lambda Legal
120 Wall St., 19th Floor New York, NY 10005    

National Center for Lesbian Rights
870 Market Street, Suite 370 San Francisco, CA 94102
Ming Wong, Helpline Attorney: 800.528.6257

National Center for Transgender Equality
1400 16th Street NW, Suite 510 Washington, DC 20036    

National LGBTQ Task Force
1325 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20005     

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
20 West 20th Street, Ste. 705 New York, NY 10011
AC Dumlao, Name Change Project: 646.862.9396 



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