Gender Affirmation Clinic with Texas Law Gender Affirmation Project and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Students will meet with transgender individuals who are seeking to correct or update their legal names and/or gender markers on basic forms of identification. Students will collect information and documents from individuals, explain the name and gender marker change process, and draft petitions and orders. This clinic will focus on serving the trans community of the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso, as well as other border regions.

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Gender Affirmation Project, Mithoff Pro Bono Program

The Gender Affirmation Project is a student-led internal project of the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program. The Mithoff Program is hosting the January GAP Clinic with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA). TRLA provides free civil legal services to low-income residents in 68 Southwest Texas counties, and represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout the state and in six other southern states. TRLA also operates public defender programs that serve 10 Texas counties, representing low-income people accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile crimes in state court. TRLA is the third largest legal services provider in the nation and the largest in the state of Texas. TRLA serves approximately 23,000 clients each year.

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