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First Friday Webinar - Providing Respectful and Culturally Competent Services to LGBT Clients


  • Starts:

    02/05/2016 - 10:30 AM
  • Ends:

    02/05/2016 - 11:30 AM




Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are incredibly diverse, are found in all communities, and have a variety of legal needs. Unfortunately, a common difficulty for low-income LGBT people with legal problems is finding legal aid that is LGBT-friendly and culturally competent. Becoming more familiar with LGBT communities and issues facing LGBT people is key for legal aid attorneys to increase access to justice for LGBT people in the communities they serve.

The presentation will explain the basics of culturally competent legal services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients. By the end of the session participants should be able to:

  • understand the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity
  • develop strategies for how to outreach to LGBT people in their communities
  • develop ideas for how to modify their practices, including intake and case files, that drive the provision of quality services to LGBT clients.

Our presenters are: Lisa Cisneros, who directs CRLA’s LGBT Program, a program dedicated to legal advocacy on behalf of rural, low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in California. And, Ming Wong, who is the Supervising Helpline Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a national legal non-profit committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families by doing work with an intersectional understanding of justice.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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