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Transforming the Law - Trans Experiences in Law Workshop

Transforming the Law - Trans Experiences in Law Workshop

Date & TimeThursday 13 August 2020 6-7.30pm
Format Webinar, Workshop
Price

Member

$0.00

Non-Member

$22.00

CPD Units 1.5
  • Professional Skills
Venue Online, Digital Delivery View Map

The Trans Experiences in Law Workshop will provide young lawyers with an insight into the lives and experiences of Transgender and Gender Diverse lawyers and students. This workshop aims to discuss the challenges faced by Trans and Gender Diverse lawyers when interacting with the law, and some of the ways they have adapted and overcome these challenges. 
 

Further details below.

Further Details

  • Full Description
    The Trans Experiences in Law Workshop will provide young lawyers with an insight into the lives and experiences of Transgender and Gender Diverse lawyers and students. This workshop aims to discuss the challenges faced by Trans and Gender Diverse lawyers when interacting with the law, and some of the ways they have adapted and overcome these challenges. 
     
    Key Topics
    • Experiences of trans and gender diverse lawyers/students interacting with the law 
    • Legal challenges and issues faced by this community 
    • LGBTIQ+ legal services in each state 
    • Emergence of TGD support groups. 
     
  • Presenters

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    Georgie Munro is an emerging trans cabaret artist, deputy registrar, and Law/Arts student at La Trobe University. They have an interest in working in and around administrative/human rights law from a range of angles and disciplines. Throughout her studies Georgie has worked on ways that intersectional feminist theory and law can be interwoven and plans to apply this to upcoming creative works. Exploring how the medium of cabaret can be utilised to educate audiences on trans/legal/feminist/and intersectional issues. They have worked on reforming La Trobe University's building design standards to include gender neutral bathrooms, and wrote a submission to the national building constructions codes to include gender neutral bathrooms, as well as consulting on other areas of policy and procedures within the university both as a staff and student. They currently sit on the Zoe Belle Gender Collective working group as the secretary.

     

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    Maddison is a woman of transgender experience and is currently a Solicitor in Griffith University’s in-house legal team in Brisbane. Originally from New Zealand, she moved to Brisbane in 2013 to continue her Law Degree at Griffith. She was recently appointed as the State Director of Queensland at Out for Australia, Australia’s largest LGBTI Non-Profit for young professionals, and is also a Committee Member of the Queensland Law Society’s Early Career Lawyers Committee. She was recognised as being one of Australia’s 30 most influential young LGBTI role models at Out for Australia’s 30 Under 30 awards in September 2019, and an inspirational woman in the law, by the Queensland Women Lawyer's Association in March 2020. She has a passion for LGBTI advocacy and is an accomplished public speaker on LGBTI and trans issues.

     

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    Sam was Victoria’s first LGBTIQ outreach lawyer and established the LGBTIQ Legal Service in 2018. Sam’s areas of interest include discrimination law, disability law and economic and social rights. Sam is passionate about equality for the trans and gender diverse community and is the first point of contact for the Roberta Perkins Law Project.

     

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    Brooke is completing her penultimate year of a law/science degree with a specialisation in microbiology. Brooke has a keen interest in the legal areas of Intellectual Property, Legal Technology, Pharmaceuticals, Human Rights and Media/Cybersecurity. Brooke is dedicated to supporting the LGBTIQ+ community and has been involved in various streams of activism including the recent Victorian birth certificate reforms. She is a regular volunteer on prominent transgender and gender diverse legal issues including being a Community Committee Member for the TGDiCH Consumer Advisory Committee. She has also recently obtained funding and is in the process of establishing a national support group for TGD lawyers/students called Transforming The Law.

     

  • Webinar – Important Information

    LIV webinars are designed to provide an interactive learning experience via a digital platform. Register as you would any of our other in-person programs and we’ll send you the webinar link and log in details the morning of the event date.

    Please note, instructions will be sent to the primary email address linked to your LIV account. If you do not receive an email from us, please check your contact details in your LIV profile to confirm the correct email. If you have still not received instructions from us within an hour of the event, please contact the events team on email or phone 03 9607 9473.