On April 7, Jenner & Block Department Counsel Allison N. Glover and Staff Attorney Anthony L. Nguyen successfully represented a transgender client for her name change hearing. The team was introduced to the client through the firm’s partnership with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) and its Name Change Project, which provides pro bono legal name change services to low-income transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people.
Despite the pandemic, Ms. Glover and Mr. Nguyen fully prepared the client for the hearing. As a result, the client effectively and succinctly answered all questions from the judge, who then granted her legal name change petition. The team is currently securing certified copies of the court order so the client can make necessary changes to identification documents. Partner Gail H. Morse supervised the team.