Name and Gender Change Workshop

NGCW Name Gender Change WorkshopIn Name and Gender Change Workshops, we help transgender and gender variant clients apply for court-ordered name and gender marker changes, and provide them guidance for updating this information on their state and federal identity documents. Our student volunteers will have the opportunity to learn more about these administrative processes while also developing their skills working with clients.

We are broadening the SLP this year to allow interested students the opportunity to expand their participation during their second semester, by working on policy and research around issues impacting our clients (i.e. researching whether residency requirement policies are applied to transgender and gender-variant folks seeking name and gender changes in certain superior courts even though they are not required for other civil filings). Assistance may also be needed in updating our paperwork and materials as laws and policies change year to year.

Supervision: Students will provide legal services through NGCW under the supervision of attorneys from Berkeley Law’s clinical partner, the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC).   

Time Commitment: 

  • Three clinics per semester, running 3-4 hours each. 
  • Students may anticipate spending approximately 15 hours per semester in the SLP, including trainings.
  • If students choose to do additional policy and research work with us, hours will be flexible based on student availability and interest.

For more information, please contact the student leaders at ngcw@berkeley.edu