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Trans Legal Services Network Directory

August 26, 2019


Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
Birmingham, AL   205.254.1038
Cynthia Lamar-Hart
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
Does support and advocacy for southern Arizona’s trans community and offers assistance with ID changes.


Arkansas Trans Equality Coalition
Colin Robinson, Co-Founder:
Provides advocacy and social support services across Arkansas and runs a name and gender marker change clinic.

Lauro Law, PLLC
210 S. Pulaski St. Little Rock, AR 72201    
Mike Lauro
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    
Sarah Demarest, Attorney
Provides low-income clients with free civil legal assistance, effective referrals, and legal representation.

East Bay Community Law Center
2921 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA 94703    
Daniel Faessler
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
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    
Drian Juarez, Trans Economic Empowerment Project Manager
Legal clinic provides help preparing name/gender change legal docs. Also provide legal assistance for survivors of violence, immigration issues, and discrimination.

LetsGo! Liberation Clinic at El Centro, UCLA Law School
Los Angeles, CA    323.960.9279!-Liberation.aspx
Paul Martin, Clinic Chair
Operates name and gender marker clinics with partner organizations.

Red Light Legal
1322 Webster St., Ste. 210 Oakland, CA 94612    
Kristina Dolgin
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
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
Ilona Turner, Legal Director
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.

Bet Tzedek – Medical Legal Partnership
3250 Wilshire Blvd, 13th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90010    
Jordan Aiken, Equal Justice Works Fellow
This project focuses on improving the health and well-being of low-income transgender individuals in Los Angeles through a medical-legal partnership providing education, collaborative advocacy, and legal services.

​Chazan Family Law, PC
​5066 Eagle Rock Blvd, Suite E, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Alana Chazan:
​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. 

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
1111 I Street, Suite 310, Modesto, CA 95354

Mateo Mossey, LGBT Program Coordinator,
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.


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    303.733.7743
Sable Schultz, Transgender Programs Manager
The Center provides support services for transgender people in Colorado.


Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program
1701 14th St., NW Washington, DC 20009    
Amy Nelson, Director of Legal Services
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.

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.

Correia & Puth, PLLC
1400 16th Street NW, Suite 450, Washington DC 20006
Jonathan C. Puth,
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.


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

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
4500 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 340 Miami, FL 33137    
Sean Rowley
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
​Transgender Equality Project runs statewide clinics providing pro bono assistance for name and gender marker changes.

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

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
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.


Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois
4707 N. Broadway, Ste. 307 Chicago, IL 60640    
Avi Rudnick, Volunteer Attorney
​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.

People’s Law Office
1180 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60642    
Joey Mogul
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


Indiana Transgender Network

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

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

The De Brota Law Firm LLC
1389 W. 86th Street #261, Indianapolis, IN 46260
317-848-5555     Amy Ficklin DeBrota:
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.


​Rainbow Health Clinic, University of Iowa College of Law
​Boyd Law Building, Iowa City, IA 52242
​Len Sandler:
​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.


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

Louisiana Trans Advocates
701 Loyala Ave, Ste. 201 N.O., LA 70113    
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, Esq.
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
Laura DePalma, Managing Attorney,
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
Provides sliding-scale LGBT-focused immigration and asylum legal services.


Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
PO Box 960784 Boston, MA 02196    
Alexis Edwards 
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.

JustUs Health
2577 W Territorial, St. Paul, MN 55114  
Phil Duran, Legal Director, Health Care Access
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
Courtney Baga,
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


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

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

Shook, Hardy, & Bacon Law Firm
2555 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108    
Mary Olson
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.

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


Legal Aid of Nebraska
209 S 19th St, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68102    
Talia Hughes    Intake Paralegal
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.

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


Gender Justice Nevada
401 S. Marlyand Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89101    
Steven K.
Provide name and gender change assistance and transgender advocacy.

Transgender Allies Group
316 California Ave., Ste 149 Reno, NV 89509    
Brooke Mylath, President
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    
Aaron Potenza,
Provides assistance to NJ residents who are victims of harassment or discrimination.

LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
393 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ    
Brett Figlewski, Legal Director
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.


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

New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
714 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102    505-247-1023    
Nathaniel Lukas Redekopp
The New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) provides legal assistance to low-income immigrants facing deportation, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied minors.


Advocacy for LGBT Communities Clinic, Cornell Law School
Law school clinic that includes assistance with name and gender marker changes, often for incarcerated individuals.

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

LGBTQ Law Project, New York Legal Assistance Group
7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor New York, NY 10004    
Lorenzo VanNess
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.

Milo Primeaux, Esq.
P.O. Box 665, Dansville, NY 14437-0665

Milo Primeaux, Esq.,  
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. 


Peter Cicchino Youth Project, Urban Justice Center
40 Rector St., 9th Floor New York, NY 10006    
Megan Stuart, Staff Attorney
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.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
147 W. 24th St., 5th Fl New York, NY 10011    
212.337.8550 x308
Stefanie Rivera, Client Services,
Mik Kinkead, Prisoner Justice Project,
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.

Transcend Legal    347-612-4312
Direct legal assistance with name and gender changes as well as to trans people denied insurance coverage.

LGBT Rights Project, Empire Justice Center
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. 

Legal Services NYC
Manhattan Legal Services           Dan Pepitone, 646.442.3144,
South Brooklyn Legal Services    Cathy Bowman, 718.237.5571, cbowman@sbls,org
​Bronx Legal Services                   Jack Newton, 718.928.3691,
Queens Legal Services                Jose Abrigo, 347.592.2288,
​Staten Island Legal Services        Lorilei Williams, 718.233.7480,
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.



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 Annelise Nininger-Finch
6325 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27615
Ali Nininger-Finch
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    
Faye Seidler,
Step by step guide to legally changing documents in North Dakota


Oklahomans for Equality / Bryant Law
1644 S. Denver Ave. Tulsa, OK 74119     
(918) 600-4064
Alyssa Bryant Alyssa@BryantLawTulsa.Com
Provides legal services to the transgender community.


Name and Gender Change Legal Clinic, Equitas Health / TransOHIO    
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
Provides legal services for discrimination issues and name and gender marker changes.


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    
Violeta Wallace, Transgender Services Coordinator,
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
(Trans)ition Project provides assistance with name and gender marker change paperwork.

1315 Spruce St, Phila, PA 19107    267.235.4570    
Julie Chovanes,
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.

Mazzoni Center
21 S. 12th St., 13th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107    
Thomas W. Ude, Jr., Legal and Public Policy Director
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.


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


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.


Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center and University of Memphis Law
892 S. Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104    
Kayla Gore, Transgender Services Specialist

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

Collective Justice Legal Group, P.C.
2045 Evelyn Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Lucas Cameron-Vaughn
Representation for TGNC community members including civil rights matters related to education, employment, housing, immigration, and family law on a flat fee, sliding scale, or pro bono basis.


​Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
​Throughout Texas including Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, the Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio
​Kelsey Snapp:
​Provides free legal services to low-income clients, including name and gender marker changes, civil rights and discrimination cases, and other legal issues.

Law Office of Katie Sprinkle, P.C.
Carrollton, TX    
Katie Sprinkle:
Practices in LGBT law and family law, including name and gender marker changes and marital law

Gender Education, Advocacy & Resources (GEAR), Dallas Resource Center
5750 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas 75235 214-521-5124
GEAR is dedicated to empowering transgender people through advocacy, support and medical services. 

Trans Legal Aid Clinic Houston
Lou Weaver,,;
Fran Watson,
Daney De La O,

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


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

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.


Health Brigade
1010 N. Thompson St. Richmond, VA 23230    
Trans Programs Coordinator Jen Gallienne, 
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


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

North Sound Law     
Spencer Bergstedt: 

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

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. 


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


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


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.

The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
601 W. 26th St., Ste. 325-20 New York, NY 10001    
Matthew Skinner, Executive Director
Offers multiple regular legal clinics. Serves NJ and NY.


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


Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20036    
Alison Gill, Senior Legislative Counsel 

Lambda Legal
120 Wall St., 19th Floor New York, NY 10005    
M. Dru Levasseur, Transgender Rights Director 

LGBT & HIV Project, ACLU
125 Broad St., 18th Floor New York, NY 10004    
Chase Strangio, Attorney 

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

National LGBT Task Force
1325 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20005    
Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan, Trans Civil Rights Project:

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

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


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