The Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association on Friday, March 2 will host a brown-bag seminar called “Estate Planning for Transgender Clients.” A roundtable discussion will follow the event, to be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boston Bar Association (16 Beacon St., Boston).
Attorneys Michelle B. LaPointe and Allison Cleveland will provide an overview of relevant laws and focus on practical considerations for drafting and executing wills and non-testamentary instruments for transgender clients. Topics will include recognition of marriage for estate planning purposes, drafting incapacity documents, and postmortem planning for transgender clients.
“Transgender people and their families face many challenges in our legal system. Informed, culturally competent legal representation is key to identifying and addressing these challenges,” said Elizabeth Monnin-Browder, Co-Chair of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association’s Committee on Transgender Inclusion and co-editor of the forthcoming Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) publication, Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy.
Attorneys are encouraged to attend the seminar to learn more about providing effective representation to transgender clients who are seeking assistance with estate-planning. Please click here for more information about attending.
The seminar is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association’s Committee on Transgender Inclusion and Trusts and Estates Section, the Boston Bar Association (BBA) Trusts and Estates Section, and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).