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Community Law Workshops

 

 

CLWLogoCSE offers a series of free Community Law Workshops (CLW) in the communities we work with. The goal of CLW’s is to empower LGBT people in the South to protect our rights to the full extent possible under current laws. CLWs take two forms: (1) community education sessions led by attorneys about special topics in LGBT law, such as name changes and family rights; and (2) legal clinics at which volunteer attorneys provide pro bono services (e.g. completing health care power of attorney forms). We are proud to collaborate with community partners and law firms to provide these free workshops, listed below.


2014 CLW SERIES

Topic: Stand up for Equality When You File Your NC Taxes

Led by: Todd Greene, CPA of Brader Greene

Date and Time: Feb. 5, 2014 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Location: First Congregational UCC | 20 Oak Street, Asheville, NC, 28801

Description: Because of Amendment One, North Carolina is instructing married same-sex couples to file taxes as single. Join us for this workshop about specific, lawful strategies you can use to stand up for equality when you file your state taxes. Please note: Individual tax consultations will not be provided.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456634984550673/


LGBT in the South Conference: Advocacy Within and Beyond the Law” – A two-day conference about LGBT advocacy and legal issues in the South

Date and time: February 28 – March 1, 2014 (all day)

Learn more: Visit the conference website for a full agenda, location, registration and scholarship information

Lead sponsors: The Hart Law Group, the Campaign for Southern Equality and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Full list of co-sponsors available at the conference website.

Overview: Join us for this dynamic two-day conference will provide education about LGBT law in the South, on topics ranging from Name Changes in NC; to transgender rights; to estate planning.


Topic: LGBT Rights – Drop-In Clinic, Hattiesburg, MS

Date and time: March 26, 2014 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM (at the CSE Family Dinner)

Location: Jackie Dole Sherril Community Center

Overview: Meet with CSE’s Legal Team to learn more about your rights and connect to resources.


2013 CLW SERIES

The Human Rights Campaign was the lead sponsor for our 2013 Community Law Workshop Series.

Topic: Transgender in the Workplace: Your Rights and How to Protect Yourself Against Discrimination

Date and time: March 9, 2013 | 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Location: Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship | 1135 State Park Road, Greenville, South Carolina

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/475589055836222/

Led by: CSE’s Legal Team

Lead Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign

Partnering Law FirmsCogburn & Brazil and Walton Law Office

Co-sponsors: Gender Benders, Greenville UU Rainbow Committee, ReBirth Church, Southern Poverty Law Center

Note: Please join us for a Family Dinner that will start right after the CLW. Details to come!


Topic: History in the Making: U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments in the DOMA and Prop 8 Cases

On March 26 and March 27, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the “DOMA” and “Prop 8″ cases. This CLW will involve a short presentation about oral arguments by CSE’s Legal Team followed by a community conversation.

Live stream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XmSufZTT38

Tune in at 6:30 p.m. EST to join the conversation with questions from anywhere in the country!

Date: March 28, 2013 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Location: Friendship Hall, First Congregational Church | 20 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Led by: CSE’s Legal Team and Craig White

Lead Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign

Partnering Law Firms: Cogburn & Brazil and Walton Law Office

Co-sponsor: Southern Poverty Law Center

Note: Free childcare provided


Topic: What It All Means: The U.S. Supreme Court Decisions in DOMA and Prop 8

Date: Jun 26, 2013

Location: Friendship Hall, First Congregational Church | 20 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Led by: CSE’s Legal Team

Lead Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign

Partnering Law Firms: Cogburn & Brazil and Walton Law Office

Co-sponsor: Southern Poverty Law Center


Topic: Know Your Rights and Complete a Mississippi Advanced Health-Care Directive

Join attorney Diane Walton of CSE’s Legal Team for a series of free legal clinics about how LGBT people and families in Mississippi can protect your rights.

Here’s the schedule:

 

July 10: Gulfport, Miss.

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Location: Harmony Hall, 2514 19th Ave. Gulfport, MS 39501

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/622976457714105/

 

July 12: Hattiesburg, Miss.

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Location: Jackie Dole Sherill Community Center, 220 W. Front St., Hattiesburg MS 39401

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/147069108817193/

 

July 15: Jackson, Miss.

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Location: Eudora Welty Library | 300 N State St, Jackson, Mississippi 39201-1705

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/630303316980604/

July 18: Tupelo, Miss.

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Location: Link Centre | 1800 W. Main Street, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/207155946107993/

Sponsors of Mississippi legal clinics:

Lead Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign

Partnering Law Firms: Cogburn & Brazil and Walton Law Office

Co-sponsor: Southern Poverty Law Center


Topic: Health Care Power of Attorney Clinic at Blue Ridge Pride – Complete Your Forms On-Site with a Volunteer Attorney

Date: October 5, 2013; 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Blue Ridge Pride, downtown Asheville, N.C.

Led by: CSE’s Legal Team

Lead Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign

Partnering Law Firms: Cogburn & Brazil and Walton Law Office

Co-sponsor: Southern Poverty Law Center


CSE is proud to be a sponsor of Wake Forest University School of Law OUTLaw’s clinic:

Topic: Health Care Power of Attorney Clinic at PRIDE Winston-Salem – Complete Your Forms On-Site with a Legal Volunteer

Date and time: October 19, 2013 | 12:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Location: PRIDE Winston-Salem | Booth located on Trade Street, between 6th and 7th Streets, Winston-Salem, NC

Led by: Wake Forest University School of Law OUTLaw


2012 CLW SERIES


TopicLGBT Estate PlanningKnow Your Rights, Protect Your Rights (two-part workshop)

Dates:

  • Part I: Saturday, April, 21, 2012: 10 AM – 12 PM; Topics: overview, powers of attorney and advanced directives
  • Part II: Saturday, April, 28, 2012: 10 AM – 12 PM; Topics: wills, trusts, and other tools to achieve your goals
  • Special note: Both sessions are recommended, but you can come to just one!

Led by:

Location: Friendship Hall, First Congregational Church | 20 Oak Street, Asheville, NC

Childcare: Free childcare provided

Lead Sponsor: First Congregational UCC, Asheville

Co-sponsors: Center for Participatory Change, Western NC Citizens to End Institutional Bigotry, Pisgah Legal Services, Walton Law Office, Cogburn & Brazil Law Office P.A., Equality NC, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Southern Poverty Law Center, Lambda Legal


Topic: LGBT Rights in NC, Post May 8

Led By: Connie J. Vetter, Charlotte Attorney

Date: Monday, May 14, 2012 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM  (directly following CSE’s Charlotte WE DO training, which will take place from 5:30 – 7:00 at the same location)

Location: Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church | 9704 Mallard Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262-9738

Questions and more information: info@southernequality.org | 828.761.1224

Topic: Name Change Workshop: for Trans Folks, LGBT Families and Professionals Working with the LGBT Community

Led by: Sarah Brown, Moon Law, LLC; J.J. Andrighetti, Andrighetti Law Firm; and CSE’s Legal Team

Date: June 6, 2012 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Location: Greenville UU Fellowship, 1135 State Park Road  Greenville, SC 29609

Co-hosts: Gender Benders and Greenville UU Rainbow Committee

Co-sponsors: Center for Participatory Change, Western NC Citizens to End Institutional Bigotry, Cogburn & Brazil, P.A., Walton Law Office, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Southern Poverty Law Center, Lambda Legal, Moon Law, LCC, and Andrighetti Law Firm


Topic: What Amendment One Means for You and Your Family (Asheville)

Led by: Meghann Burke and Diane Walton, Asheville attorneys

Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Location: Friendship Hall, First Congregational UCC | 20 Oak Street, Asheville, NC

Childcare: Free childcare provided

Lead Sponsors: Campaign for Southern Equality, Pisgah Legal Services, Equality NC, First Congregational UCC

Co-sponsors: Center for Participatory Change, Western NC Citizens to End Institutional Bigotry, Cogburn & Brazil, P.A., Walton Law Office, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU of NC, Lambda Legal


Topic: What Amendment One Means for You and Your Family (Charlotte)

Date: Friday, July 27, 2012 | 7 – 9 p.m.

LocationReBirth Church | 1825 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC

Led by: Attorneys Meghann Burke, Connie J. Vetter and Diane Walton

Childcare: Free childcare provided

Lead Sponsors: ReBirth Church and Equality NC

Co-sponsors: Center for Participatory Change, Western NC Citizens to End Institutional Bigotry, Cogburn & Brazil, P.A., Walton Law Office, Aaron G. Walker of the Dameron Burgin Law Firm, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Southern Poverty Law Center, Lambda Legal and ACLU of North Carolina


Topic: What Amendment One Means for You and Your Family (Asheboro)

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012 | 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Location: Asheboro Public Library meeting room | 201 Worth Street, Asheboro, NC

Led by: Meghann Burke, Attorney

Lead Sponsors: The Eagle’s Nest and Equality NC

Co-Sponsors: Center for Participatory Change, Western NC Citizens to End Institutional Bigotry, Cogburn & Brazil, P.A., Walton Law Office, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Aaron G. Walker of the Dameron Burgin Law Firm, Southern Poverty Law Center, Lambda Legal and ACLU of North Carolina


Topic: What Amendment One Means for You and Your Family (Winston-Salem)

Date: Saturday, September 15th, 2012 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.

LocationGreen Street United Methodist Church | 639 S Green Street, Winston-Salem, NC

Led by:  Attorneys Bradley J. Weidemann and Diane Walton

Childcare: Free childcare provided

Lead Sponsors: Green Street United Methodist Church, Equality Winston-Salem and Equality NC

Co-sponsors: Center for Participatory Change, Western NC Citizens to End Institutional Bigotry, Cogburn & Brazil, P.A., Walton Law Office, Aaron G. Walker of the Dameron Burgin Law Firm, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Southern Poverty Law Center, Lambda Legal and ACLU of North Carolina


Topic: What Amendment One Means for You and Your Family (Durham)

Date: Saturday, September 22th, 2012 | 5 to 6:30 p.m.

LocationPilgrim United Church of Christ (UCC) | 3011 Academy Road, Durham, NC

Led by:  Attorneys Meghann Burke and Sharon Thompson

Lead Sponsors: Equality NC and Pilgrim UCC

Co-Sponsors: Center for Participatory Change, Western NC Citizens to End Institutional Bigotry, Cogburn & Brazil, P.A., Walton Law Office, Aaron G. Walker of the Dameron Burgin Law Firm, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Southern Poverty Law Center, Lambda Legal and ACLU of North Carolina


Topic: Health Care Power of Attorney Workshop at Blue Ridge Pride: Meet with a Volunteer Attorney and Complete Your Forms On-Site

Date: October 6, 2012

LocationBlue Ridge Pride, Downtown Asheville, NC

Led by: CSE’s Legal Team

Co-sponsors: Center for Participatory Change, Western NC Citizens to End Institutional Bigotry, Pisgah Legal Services, Cogburn & Brazil, P.A., Walton Law Office, Aaron Walker of Dameron Burgin, P.A., Equality NC, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Southern Poverty Law Center, Lambda Legal


2011 Series


Topic: LGBT Family Rights in NC (after the Boseman ruling)

Date: February 2011

Location: First Congregational UCC, Asheville, NC

Led by: CSE’s Legal Team, Diane Walton, Connie Vetter and Jeff Marsucci

Co-sponsors: Coalition for Equality, National Center for Lesbian Rights, First Congregational UCC


Topic: Health Care Power of Attorney Workshop at Blue Ridge Pride: Meet with a Volunteer Attorney and Complete Your Forms On-Site

Date: September 2011

Location: Blue Ridge Pride, Downtown Asheville, NC

Led by: CSE’s Legal Team

Co-sponsors: Center for Participatory Change, Western NC Citizens to End Institutional Bigotry, Walton Law Office, Equality NC, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Southern Poverty Law Center,