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Dykema Pro Bono Efforts to Help Launch the Name Change Project in Michigan Featured in Pride Source

September 28, 2015

Dykema’s pro bono efforts with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund to launch its Name Change Project in the state of Michigan were featured in the Pride Source article, “Unique Partnership Offers Support for Legal Name Changes.”

The article highlights the Name Change Project, which provides legal assistance for transgender people who are seeking to change their legal name. The article also discussed a 90-minute training Dykema organized for other Michigan attorneys who would like to volunteer on the project. The training included a comprehensive step-by-step guide to legal name changes in the state and a segment devoted to cultural competency training, which shed light on issues affecting the LGBT community, like the proper terminology when addressing trans men and women and their specialized issues.

To read the entire article, click here.

To read about Dykema’s role in launching the Name Change Project in Michigan, click here.