Practicum students represent diverse members of the LGBT community in a range of civil legal matters. Examples of cases the practicum has worked on include:
One of the practicum’s most important services is the program for name and gender marker changes. Discrimination against transgender persons is often exacerbated by their identity documents being misaligned with regard to their legal name and gender marker.
The Cornell Law School Advocacy for LGBT Communities Practicum provides free legal assistance to low-income LGBT people in Tompkins County and the surrounding area. To be eligible for our services, you must:
The LGBT practicum assists clients with the following kinds of cases:
If you would like more information or to request assistance, please call our office at (607) 255-4196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that due to limited resources we can only take on new cases at certain times during the year. If our intake is closed or we are unable to assist you, we will refer you to another organization that may be able to help.