Transgender 101

Event Description

Deadline to Register: April 19, 2017

Government lawyers have special duties and relationships with members of the public.  In addition, MSBA Public Law Section’s Diversity Plan makes education on diversity issues a high priority for members.  While persons who are transgender have become far more visible today, still, of the letters in the “LGBTQ alphabet” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer), the “Ts” (transgender persons) are far less discussed or understood.  Transgender persons 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.   In this session you will learn what it means to be a “trans” person; what you as a public lawyer, and fellow human, can do to make trans people feel welcomed and accepted.  You will also learn the “basics” regarding pronouns, “passing,” and the bathroom wars.  In addition, the current status of transgender individual legal rights in Minnesota and other states will be discussed with a focus on the impact the law plays in a transgender person’s daily life.


Ellie Krug

National speaker, diversity consultant and author Ellen “Ellie” Krug  will provide her “Transgender 101” course/discussion, and will share what it means to be transgender.  Elllie offers tips and advice on how to be inclusive toward anyone who identifies as trans. Her talk will also include some brief sharing of Ellie’s personal story. 

CLE Credits:

2.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credits approved | Event Code: 238281


Public Law Section Member or Public Attorney:  $10.00
MSBA Member not in the section: $15.00  
Non-Member:  $25.00 
Law Student: Free

Join the Public Law Section:  $27.00 ($17 for Public Attorneys/Legal Services)  MSBA members who are not members of the Public Law Section can join the section & attend this CLE for FREE. New memberships will run through June 30, 2017. Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Shawn Carlson to register for this meeting at no charge. 

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is not available.

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Questions? Contact Shawn Carlson | 612-278-6305

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Friday, April 21, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

B-107 / Freeman Building Saint Paul, MN United States