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Trans Lives and Emerging Law: Steps Forward, Steps Backward

Date: Friday, June 2, 2017 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Venue: Meeting Room / Walker Area Community Center  Walker, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $0.00

Although the US Supreme Court remanded the Grimm appeal to lower courts, the discussion about the legal rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming people is guaranteed to rage on. This two-part session will offer both a review of key areas of substantive law affecting this population (including areas such as identity documents, employment and educational rights, and the ever-riveting area of bathroom law), as well as an exploration of key provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Code of Judicial Conduct which affect the practice of law.


Phil Duran - OutFront Minnesota Legal Director Phil Duran began volunteering with OutFront Minnesota in 1997 and joined the staff in 2000. A graduate of the University of Minnesota law school, his work focuses on legal information, referral, and education; state legislative research and analysis; state administrative agency, judicial, and local government public policy; and direct representation in selected public-assistance and human-rights cases. He is well-known for his work regarding legal issues facing transgender people.

Phil represented OutFront Minnesota on G
overnor Dayton's Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying, and co-chaired the Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity subcommittee of the Minnesota Judicial Branch's Committee for Equality and Justice. He is past President of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and was a member of the Minnesota State Advisory Committee to the US Civil Rights Commission. A dditionally, he is a past member of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission and a founding board member of the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association. He currently serves as a member of the City of Minneapolis Transgender Issues Workgroup.

Jean Gustafson – Jean grew up in the Duluth area, graduated from UMD and graduated from the University​ of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. She practices elder law, child protection and mental health law in Brainerd and is licensed to practice law in South Dakota and Utah. She was awarded the 2017 Minnesota Lavender Bar Association Greater Minnesota fellowship. Jean is very involved with the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA). She serves on the Elder Law Section governing council for 2017-2018. She is an elder law education committee member for 2017 and serves on the 2017 elder law institute planning committee. She has also served as a volunteer judge in Aitkin County for the MSBA’s Mock Trial program. Jean is very involved in the local community, including being the moderator for the Crow Wing County volunteer attorney program. She lives in Crosby with her two youngest children, her partner, their cat and her partner's dog who recently adopted her.

Co-Sponsor:  15th District Bar Association

CLE:  1 EOB Credit and 1 Standard Credit (applied for)

Cost:  Free

Remote partipation is not available for this program.

No sessions have been associated with this event.