Texas Law Trans Name and Gender Marker Project

Students will meet with transgender individuals who are seeking to legally change their name and gender marker on basic forms of identification. Students will collect information and documents from individuals and explain the name and gender marker change process. After the intake session, students will draft the petition and order for name and gender marker change from a template with instructions. Students also will be invited to participate as volunteers at the exit session (date TBD), where clients will receive petitions, orders, and guidance on their hearings.


Trans Name and Gender Marker Project, Mithoff Pro Bono Program

The Trans Name and Gender Marker Project is a student-led internal project of the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program in partnership with OUTLaw.

Project Details

Project Date

Friday October 16

Project Time
Approximate hours of work requested
7 hours, including training
Monday October 5, 5pm-7pm in TNH 2.124
Skills used
Client interviewing/counseling; community education/outreach; document preparation; cultural competence
Project location
The Q Austin, 2906 Medical Arts, community center within walking distance (3 minutes) of law school
727 E. Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705
Number of student volunteers requested
Class year preference
1L, 2L, 3L, LLM
Required skills
Interest in and experience serving LGBTQ, and especially transgender, communities preferred, but not required
To Apply
Submit email stating interest to Sarah Sedgwick at ssedgwick@law.utexas.edu; if interested but cannot attend either the October 16 session or the training, please indicate for which sessions you will be unavailable.