Cultural Responsiveness Training for Attorneys on LGBT Issue

Approximately 2.4 million LGBT elders live in the U.S., including 56,000 who live in the City of Chicago. Because of lifetime experiences of discrimination, invalidation, and ongoing legal marginalization, many LGBT older adults experience disparities while aging compared to non-LGBT elders and are more likely to need legal resources to address unique housing issues and estate planning concerns. However, many LGBT older adults are hesitant to access services that are not culturally responsive to their identity and unique history, and often experience discrimination from disaffirming service providers. 

This program offers an introduction to the history, experiences, and unique legal needs of LGBT elders, and prepares attendees to provide culturally responsive support to the LGBT aging community. Recognizing that inclusion of diverse staff in the workplace is an essential aspect of culturally responsive support, this training includes a discussion of methods to better support and include diverse legal practitioners, especially attorneys in the LGBT community.

Elisabeth Hieber, Center for Disability and Elder Law

Program cost:
CLE Advantage Members/Law Students: $0
CBA Member: $30
Non-member: $60

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3/13/2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Chicago Bar Association 321 S Plymouth Court Chicago, IL 60604 UNITED STATES
Online registration not available.

** Webcast **
Presented By: CBA & Center for Disability & Elder Law
Experience Level: Intermediate
MCLE Credit: 1.5 IL PR-MCLE credit, inc, 0.75 IL Diversity PR-MCLE subject to approval
Event Type: Seminar

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