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Law & Sexuality Journal Symposium
Durable Relationships Under the Law
Friday, January 29, 2010
Tulane University Law School, Weinmann Hall
The 2010 symposium, Durable Relationships Under the Law, will cover a variety of topics including the kinds of policy concerns, public and private discourse, upcoming legislation, regulations, treaties, and practices that pertains to LGBT concerns. Panels will cover the unique legal considerations that LGBT clients face when seeking legal instruments such as: power of attorney, orders of adoption, wills, property transfers and how to better serve these clients. Panels will also address the specific needs of trans-gender clients, and clients who are victims of intimate partner violence. Please scroll down to view a full schedule of this year's symposium panels.
- $50: General Registration
- $25: Students and faculty (non-Tulane), government and nonprofit employees, paralegals
- $0: Tulane students, faculty and staff
- Fee includes course material and refreshment breaks
- Confirmation will be sent upon receipt of registration
Cancellation and Refund
- We offer a full refund, less a $10 cancellation fee, through January 28th
- CLE credits for this symposium will be recognized in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.
- Attorneys licensed in 60-minute states will receive a maximum of 4.0 hours.
- Attorneys licensed in 50-minute states will receive a maximum of 4.8 hours.
Schedule for Friday, January 29th
10:30 – 11:15 Registration
11:15 – 12:15 State of the Gay-tion
Steve Ralls, Director of Communication, Immigration Equality
Emily Hecht, Senior Legislative Counsel, Family Equality Council
D’Arcy Kemnitz, Executive Director, The National LGBT Bar Association
Randy Evans, Forum for Equality
12:15 – 12:55 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Intimate Partner Violence
Wayne A. Thomas, Jr., Staff Attorney, Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
Terra Slavin, DV Lead Staff Attorney, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Morgan Lynn, Staff Attorney, Women Empowerment Against Violence
John Nechman, Katine and Nechman LLP
Bernadette D’Souza, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
2:05 – 3:05 Trans-Law
Sharon McGowan, Staff Attorney, ACLU LGBT and AIDS Project
Katie Eyer, Research Scholar, Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality, University of Pennsylvania
Kyler Broadus, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Lincoln University
M. Dru Levasseur, Transgender Rights Attorney, Lambda Legal
3:05 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Durable Legal Instruments
Jerry Simoneaux, Staff Attorney, Harris County Probate Court
Regina O. Matthews, Martzeil and Bickford
Stacey Morris, AIDSLaw of Louisiana
Louise Bievenu, AIDSLaw of Louisiana
4:15 – 4:30 Wrap-up
4:30 – 6:00 Reception
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