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Friday, March 19 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Representing LGBTQ+ Clients and Incorporating LGBTQ+ people into Your Public Defender Office

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Are you looking for an engaging way to learn to better represent LGBTQ clients and support LGBTQ people in your office? This workshop is for you. Sara and Barusch will walk you through the basics you need to know to support people of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI). Plus see tips from public defenders all over the country about how we can all become better advocates for LGBTQ clients and make our public defender practices fairer and more welcoming spaces.

Check out NAPD's Related Upcoming Online Course
October 4, 2021November 19, 2021
Course: Representing Transgender and Non-Binary Clients: A Skills-Based Approach

Materials that may be of interest are in the presentation section, except for this one interactive training
Example of a training for Court Staff that covers terminology well

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Connor Barusch

Trial Attorney and Training Attorney, Committee for Public Counsel Services
Connor Barusch (“Barusch”) (he/they) joined CPCS in 2011, working as a public defender in the Massachusetts. In 2018 he joined the CPCS Training Department, where he works as a public defender trainer while also litigating his own cases. Barusch has been doing transgender competency... Read More →

Sara Jacobson

Executive Director of Training, Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania
Sara Jacobson serves as the Executive Director of Training for the Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania (PDAP). Before joining PDAP, Sara served as the Director of Trial Advocacy and an Associate Professor as Temple Law School, where she taught Trial Advocacy, Evidence and... Read More →

Friday March 19, 2021 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Room 7