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Lawyer prep for assisting LGBT clients

In one of the first events of its kind in the state, the New York State Bar Association is hosting a continuing legal education program for lawyers on how to handle key issues when representing LGBT clients in light of Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down state laws that prohibited same-sex couples from marrying.

Same-sex marriage has been legal in New York since 2011, but the new legal landscape poses legal issues for New York attorneys and their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients.

The CLE program, “Representing LGBT Clients After Obergefell,” will feature practical advice for attorneys on how the ruling affects the family, employment, trusts and estates areas of practice, and will address current legal issues affecting the transgender community.

To view the full program, visit www.nysba.org/obergefell.

The event, which will be simultaneously webcast, runs from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at CUNY Graduate Center Recital Hall, 365 Fifth Ave., New York. To view a video of state bar President David P. Miranda discussing the Obergefell ruling, visit www.nysba.org/videos.


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