June 5, 2012

Re: 2012 Transgender Law Institute

The annual Transgender Law Institute at the National LGBT Bar Association will be held this year on Thursday, August 23, 2012, immediately prior to the Association’s annual Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair. The theme of this year’s Institute is TransMarriage, Parenting and Youth.

WHERE

The Transgender Law Institute and the Lavender Law Conference are being held at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009.

KEYNOTE

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Diana K. Flynn, Chief of the Appellate Section of the United States Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division since October 1986. In this capacity, she is responsible for the direction and management of the Division's litigation program in the United States Courts of Appeals and, under supervision of the Solicitor General, in the Supreme Court. Prior to her appointment as Appellate Chief, Ms. Flynn served in the Division as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General and as an appellate attorney. Before that, she spent several years engaged in the private practice of law. She is a 1979 graduate of Yale Law School and a 1976 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Rochester.

SCHEDULE

Our planned schedule for the day is as follows:

9:00 am-10:00 am Morning Plenary

10:00 am-11:00 am Keynote – Diana K. Flynn, Chief, Appellate Section, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice.

11:00 am-12:30 pm Morning panel – Beyond Bullying: Trans Youth and Education
Panelists: Joseph Wardenski (U.S. DOJ, Civil Rights Division) Sharon McGowan (U.S. DOJ, Civil Rights Division, Appellate Section), and additional experts.

12:30 pm-1:45 pm Lunch (provided by LGBT Bar Association – no formal presentation)

2:00 pm-3:15 pm Afternoon panel – Trans Marriage and Parenting (joint session with Family Law Institute)
Panelists: Jennifer Levi (GLAD), Shannon Minter (NCLR), Spencer Bergstedt (Attorney), and additional experts

3:30 pm-4:30 pm Discussion with local activists Ruby Corado and Jason Terry, D.C. Trans Coalition

4:30-5:00 Closing Session

5:00-6:00 pm Mixer, sponsored by GLAD


APPLY FOR THE INSTITUTE

Attendees may apply for admission to the Institute at http://www.lgbtbar.org/annual/program/transgender-law-institute/.  All applicants must be registered for the Lavender Law Conference. More information may be obtained from Jillian T. Weiss, Chair of the TLI 2012 Planning Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ABOUT THE NATIONAL LGBT BAR ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

The Lavender Law Conference, which first met in 1988, draws over 1,500 attendees and features over 35 workshops and panel discussions.

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