Students participating in the Name and Gender Change Workshop will:
- Conduct intake interviews with clients seeking to obtain court-ordered name and gender changes
- Identify possible legal issues
- Research and discuss findings with supervising attorneys
- File pleadings on behalf of clients
- Discuss options with clients including changing name and gender markings on driver’s licenses, passports, and other government-issued IDs
Note: Many of the workshop’s clients are Spanish speakers, so Spanish language proficiency will be considered in all applications.
Supervision: Students will provide legal services through NGCW under the supervision of attorneys from Berkeley Law’s clinical partner, at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC).
Time Commitment: There will be one training at the beginning of the fall semester and about one workshop per month from September to April. Students should expect a monthly commitment of 3-4 hours not including training, which will likely take 3 hours. Completing all workshops with NGCW should provide student volunteers enough time to fulfill the 25 hour Dean’s Grant Requirement.
For more information, please contact the student leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org.