Ep 37 Queer and Trans Legal Clinic

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  • 03:27  Interview with CB with the Queer and Trans Legal Clinic

My guest today is CB, a volunteer lawyer with a Minneapolis / Saint Paul based Queer and Trans Legal clinic that helps people in the trans and queer communities by providing free legal advice help in navigating legal issues specific and common to the trans and queer communities.  The services are provided through a network of volunteer lawyers, who provide free 15-30 minute legal consultations and help those who identify as trans and queer navigate legal issues and help find and identify solutions.

The Queer and Trans Legal Clinic meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7pm. The Exchange: 3405 Chicago Ave. S, Mpls. MN

2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 2-4pm, and the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11-1pm. @ Family Tree Clinic: 1619 Dayton Ave. #205. St. Paul, MN

What we can do to help: Attorneys will be available to give information, forms, and advice about identity document corrections, such as name changes and gender marker changes. We can advise about the process in Minnesota and help you figure out how other states work. We can help fill out forms, make phone calls, get information from third parties, and provide written information about your legal issue. Name and gender marker info specific to Minnesota: https://www.outfront.org/library/changename

Do you have another type of legal issue? We can help with general information about the law and referrals to other free and low cost resources.

Make an appointment at: http://goo.gl/forms/HMceLQMBEkk2NbK13
Walk-ins are welcome, too!

Before you visit us: Gather all documents that are related to your legal question. Bring these with you when you meet with the lawyer. Things to look for: letters from government agencies, court orders, existing identity documents, lease agreements, court records such as criminal history.

Think about what outcome you would like, so the lawyer knows what you are trying to do and what is most important to you to resolve the problem. If you have a friend, advocate, or caseworker who is helping you with your legal issue, consider bringing them with you.

You can also contact queertranslegal@gmail.com with questions.

For a complete list of Volunteer Lawyers Network clinics, see https://www.vlnmn.org/vln-clinics

Queer & Trans Legal Clinic Links

Homepage: http://vlncc.wikispaces.com/Transgender+Issues

Appointment page: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe63PCfgMQcY5ZdZBdS4jjJTWzXlIk_dw0N2Dd7N4X0RXFpEA/viewform?c=0&w=1

Email: queertranslegal@gmail.com

The Exchange Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheExchangeMinneapolis/

Family Tree Clinic website: http://www.familytreeclinic.org/

If you need help, you have a fantastic place to ask.

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  • Do you know what’s really odd?
    • Numbers you can’t divide by two
  • The inventor of the throat lozenge died
    • There will be no coffin at their funeral

Are you even reading these?  If you are, this is where the bad jokes I just heard today go, and apparently my son Drake has the same horrible sense of humor I do.  Julie and I were making dinner, I put one of our limes on the floor and asked her if she knew what it was.  I then picked it up and said it was a good “pick up lime”…she obviously walked out of the kitchen – I’m sure it was because the joke was so funny that she was having difficulty catching her breath.  ANYWAY, my son came downstairs and I told him I had just told Julie a hilarious joke, I then promptly set the lime on the floor again, and he promptly picked it up and told me that was the best pick up lime he had ever seen.  We fist bumped (because we’re cool and hip), and realized we had made the same terrible joke within 5 minutes, without talking to each other.  If I didn’t love my son already, that moment would’ve sealed the deal, with zest.

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