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Representing LGBT Clients After Obergefell (2015)

Representing LGBT Clients After Obergefell (2015)


4.0 Total MCLE Credits in Professional Practice

The 2011 New York State Marriage Equality Act established that both same-sex and opposite-sex couples are to be treated equally under the law, thereby enabling lesbian and gay couples to marry.  Two succeeding U.S. Supreme Courts Cases, United States v. Windsor (2013), and now Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) extended marriage equality to all 50 states.  However, the LGBT Community still faces significant obstacles to achieving complete equality under the law.  Taking a practice-based approach, an experienced panel addresses the key issues facing attorneys today when representing LGBT clients.  Practice areas to be covered include family, employment, trusts and estates and transgender law.  


Program Topics:

Marriage and Same-Sex Parenting

Key LGBT Issues in Employment Law Practice

Estate Planning After Obergefell     

Representing the Transgender Client

Program Faculty:

Eric I. Wrubel (Program Chair), Partner, Warshaw Burstein LLP, New York, NY

Carol Buell, Partner, Weiss, Buell & Bell, New York, NY

Margaret Canby, Partner, Blank Rome LLP, New York, NY

Jennifer Levi, Director, GLAD Transgender Rights Project, Boston, MA

Meredith R. Miller, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Solo & Small Practice Initiatives, Touro Law Center, Central Islip, NY

Lisa Ayn Padilla, Principal, Estates for Lifemates, New York, NY

Hollis V. Pfitsch, Deputy Commissioner, Law Enforcement Bureau, New York City Commission on Human Rights, Brooklyn, NY

Thomas Sciacca, Principal, Law Offices of Thomas Sciacca, PLLC, New York, NY

Prof. Lewis A. Silverman, Director, Family Law Clinic, Touro Law Center, Central Islip, NY

Darnley D. Stewart, Of Counsel, Outten & Golden LLP, New York, NY

Pauline Yeung-Ha, Partner, Grimaldi & Yeung LLP, Brooklyn, NY

Ezra YoungEsq., Law Office of Jillian T. Weiss, P.C., Tuxedo Park, NY


Total Credits: 4.00 | Areas of Professional Practice: 4.00

Non-Member Price: $235.00
Published Date:
  • September 11, 2015
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VEB94
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 4.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 4.0