NAME CHANGE ASSISTANCE

The following is a list of ID CLINICS or programs that help assistance in name changes. Please refer your recipients there to get more help if they need it! If you have any questions about the lists or any links broken, contact phos@translifeline.org for more assistance.

ALABAMA

Southern Equality
No current events listed, check their webpage for future events.

ARIZONA

TUCSON
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance - SAGA
No current events listed, however they will help with ID changes if contacted.

ARKANSAS

BIRMINGHAM
Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition
No current events listed, however they will help with ID changes if contacted.

CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO
TGIJP - Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Intersex Justice Project
Focus:  
General legal assistance for TGNC individuals.
About: The Center hosts legal clinics every Thursday. Volunteer attorneys provide free legal consultation. 
Time: 1:00PM-4:00PM
Location: TGIJP
234 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
Contact: While walk-ins are welcome, it is encouraged to make an appointment through calling (415) 554-8491. 

SACRAMENTO
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Focus:  
Family Legal Clinic for LGBT individuals  
About: With a particular focus on divorce, child support and custody. The clinic is offered third Monday of each month. 
Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Location: Sacramento LGBT Community Center
1927 L Street
Sacramento, CA, 95811
Contact: Appointments needed, which can made through calling (916) 442-0185.

SACRAMENTO
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Focus:  
Housing and Public Benefits Legal Clinic for LGBT individuals
About: The clinic is offered fourth Monday of each month. 
Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Location: Sacramento LGBT Community Center
1927 L Street
Sacramento, CA, 95811
Contact: Appointments needed, which can made through calling (916) 442-0185. 

BERKELEY
East Bay Community Law Center
Hosts monthly clinics for trans folks seeking ID amendments.

COLORADO

DENVER
GLBT Community Center of Colorado
Focus: General legal assistance  
About: The Center hosts legal clinics on the second Monday of every month. Volunteer attorneys provide free legal consultation. 
Time: 5:30 – 7 PM (MST) 
Location: The Center
1301 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

DENVER
The Gender Identity Center of Colorado, Inc.
Contact for clinic times and scheduling.
 

CONNECTICUT

GLAD
ID assistance for the entire New England area. Following link for scheduling and more information.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Trans Legal Legal Advocates of Washington - Trans LAW
No current listings, contact for scheduling and more info.

Whitman Walker Health - Legal Services
Follow the link above to inquire about ID assistance. 

GEORGIA

Southern Equality
No current events listed, check their webpage for future events.

ILLINOIS

CHICAGO
Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois - TJLP
Focus: Legal name change
About: Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois conducts free monthly Name Change Mobilization Clinic on the last Friday of every month in Chicago. Attorneys and trained volunteers assist transgender and gender non-conforming folks to file petitions to legally change their names. Volunteers provide follow-up support services by accompanying folks to their court dates and helping them navigate the subsequent name change processes at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Social Security Office, Department of Vital Records, etc. 
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM (CST) 
Location: Daley Center, Room 1202
50 W. Washington St. 
Chicago, IL 60602
Information: For more information about legal services offered or questions about how to contact a project attorney, you may email TJLP at info@tjlp.org 

MAINE

GLAD
ID assistance for the entire New England area. Following link for scheduling and more information.

MARYLAND

BALTIMORE
Free State Justice
No clinic currently listed. Free State Justice offers legal support for LGBTQ+ individuals. Apply through http://freestate-justice.org/need-help/ or call (410) 625-5428 on Tuesdays between 1:00pm and 4:30pm.

MASSACHUSETTS

GLAD
ID assistance for the entire New England area. Following link for scheduling and more information.

MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS
Minnesota Trans Health Coalition
About: Volunteer attorneys can provide help with name and gender marker changes, including advice on the process in Minnesota, or help figuring out the process in other states; help filling out forms, making phone calls, and getting information from third parties. 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. Clinic is at this location the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. 
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM (CST) 
Location: Minnesota Trans Health Coalition/The Exchange
3405 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Instructions: To visit the clinic, make an appointment with https://goo.gl/ABTVNh or just walk in on the day of the clinic! 

ST. PAUL
Family Tree Clinic
About:
 Volunteer attorneys can provide help with name and gender marker changes, including advice on the process in Minnesota, or help figuring out the process in other states; help filling out forms, making phone calls, and getting information from third parties. 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. Clinic is at this location the 2nd and 4th Mondays and 3rd Saturday of the month. 
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM (CST) 
Location: Family Tree Clinic
1619 Dayton Ave #205
St Paul, MN 55104
Instructions: To visit the clinic, make an appointment with https://goo.gl/ABTVNh or just walk in on the day of the clinic! 

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

GLAD
ID assistance for the entire New England area. Following link for scheduling and more information.

NEW JERSEY

NEWARK
LeGaL Foundation and North Jersey Community Research Initiative
About: 
Free legal clinics every Saturday from 5:30 to 7 PM. Volunteer attorneys provide free legal consultation. 
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM (EST) 
Location: Project WOW! Youth Center, 393 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103
Contact: Julio Roman at j.roman@NJCRI.org or 973-483-3444 (Ext. 251)

NEW YORK

NEW YORK CITY
New York LGBT Community Center
Focus: General legal services for LGBTQ people
About: Clinic serves all LGBTQ New Yorkers. It meets every Tuesday, excluding holidays. 
Time:  Sign-in 6:00pm-6:45pm
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Focus: General legal services for trans people
About:  Clinic serves all trans and gender-nonconforming New Yorkers. It meets the first Wednesday of every month. 
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST) 
Location: New York LGBT Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

NEW YORK CITY
New York LGBT Community Center
Focus:  
General legal services for trans people
About:  Clinic serves all trans and gender-nonconforming New Yorkers. It meets the first Wednesday of every month. 
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM (EST) 
Location: New York LGBT Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

STATEN ISLAND
Staten Island LGBTQ+ and Legal Clinic
Focus: General legal services for trans inmates
About: Clinic serves transgender inmates housed in the Transgender Housing Unit. It meets the second Friday of every month. 
Location:  NYC Department of Correction Rikers Island Transgender Housing Unit
Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017
Focus: General legal services for LGBTQ people
About: Clinic serves all LGBTQ New Yorkers. It meets the third Thursday of every month. 
Time:  2:00 – 4:00 PM (EST) 
Location:  Staten Island LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic
Staten Island LGBT Community Center 25 Victory Blvd., 3rd Floor, Staten Island, NY

NORTH CAROLINA

Southern Equality
No current events listed, check their webpage for future events.

OHIO

Equitas Health
No upcoming clinics. Contact If you have questions, email legalclinic@equitashealth.com or call (614) 340-6729.

OREGON

PORTLAND
Outside In
Ongoing ID assistance. Call to schedule.
1132 SW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503.535.3800
Fax: 503.223.6837

PORTLAND
Legacy Transgender Health Services
Holds ID clinics quarterly, is available for ID navigation in person at Good Samaritan. To schedule, email: transhealth@lhs.org or call: 503-413-5600.

PENNSYLVANIA

ALLENTOWN
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Date: April 24th, 2018
Focus: General LGBT legal clinic
Organizer: Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 West Maple Street
Allentown, PA 18101
Information: http://www.bradburysullivancenter.org/events

RHODE ISLAND

GLAD
ID assistance for the entire New England area. Following link for scheduling and more information.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Southern Equality
No current events listed, check their webpage for future events.

UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY
Utah Pride Center
Focus: General LGBT law
About: Recurring event held on the second Thursday of each month. 
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Utah Pride Center 255 E 400 S Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Contact: Call 801-539-8800 or visit www.utahpridecenter.org 

VERMONT

GLAD
ID assistance for the entire New England area. Following link for scheduling and more information.

VIRGINIA

Virginia Equality Bar Association
No current clinic listed, however they do host one in the fall in different locations throughout the state. Check their events page frequently.

WASHINGTON

SEATTLE
The QLaw Foundation
Focus: General legal services
About: The QLaw Foundation LGBTQ Legal Clinic offers a free 30-minute consultation with a volunteer attorney. Our attorneys are specially trained to discuss legal issues commonly faced by members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, and we welcome all clients regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. 
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM (PST) 
Location: LGBTQ Legal Clinic
Seattle Counseling Services
1216 Pine St, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101
Information: For more information, visit the QLaw website at http://www.q-law.org/ 
Instructions: The QLaw clinic is held the third Thursday of each month. Consultations are by appointment only. You can make an appointment by calling (206) 235-7235 on Tuesday between noon and 3:00 PM. If you reach our voicemail, please leave a short message with your contact information and we will get back to you.