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November 2022 Law Notes Episode

November 22nd, 2022

Shain Filcher, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY, and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss a variety of cases from the November 2022 edition of LGBT Law Notes, including recent interpretations of the Bostock decision, obtaining court-ordered name changes, and updates regarding seeking asylum. For a link to the unsealed Prop 8 recordings discussed in this month's podcast, visit <https://www.youtube.com/user/USDCCAND/videos>

October Law Notes: Religious Exemptions

October 26th, 2022

Shain Filcher, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY, and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss a variety of religious exemption cases from the October 2022 edition of LGBT Law Notes, including access to adoption and employer mandated coverage of PrEP. 

 

It's PrEP Awareness Week! For more information access to PrEP and PEP options in NYC, visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/prep-pep-resources.page

LGBTQ+ Advocacy through Amici Briefs and Bar Association Involvement

October 17th, 2022

Shain Filcher, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY, and Christopher R. Riano, President and CEO of the nation's Center for Civic Education, discuss opportunities for advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community through participating in drafting an amicus brief such as NYSBA's recent amicus in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis and membership in LGBTQ+ bar associations. 
 
To access the brief/event discussed in this podcast, visit 
 
 

September Law Notes: Victories in New York and Nationwide

September 23rd, 2022

Shain Filcher, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY, and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss a handful of litigation victories from the September 2022 edition of LGBT Law Notes, including breaking news regarding the Yeshiva University Pride Alliance case. 

Systemic Barriers to Safety

September 7th, 2022

Shain Filcher, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY, and Jac Quiles, Senior Program Associate with the Reshaping Prosecution Program at the Vera Institute of Justice, discuss safety in the LGBTQ+ community both in and outside of the criminal legal system. 

August 2022 Law Notes: Healthcare Regulations and So-Called Conversion Therapy

August 11th, 2022

Shain Filcher, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY, and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss a variety of important cases from the August 2022 edition of LGBT Law Notes, including proposed Health and Human Services regulations to protect against discrimination in healthcare services and updates in the fight to ban so-called conversion therapy. 

July 2022 Law Notes Episode

July 21st, 2022

Shain Filcher, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY, and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss a variety of important cases from the July 2022 edition of LGBT Law Notes, including Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, LGBTQIA+ pride alliance campus groups, and access to gender affirming healthcare. 

Dobbs Rapid Response Mini-Series Episode #3

July 19th, 2022

In response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the LGBT Bar NY is hosting a special mini-series to examine the numerous ways this Supreme Court decision impacts LGBTQ+ people and their families. For the third and final episode in this mini-series, Shain Filcher, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar NY, and Alejandra Caraballo, Esq., Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School, discuss how the Dobbs decision may affect accessing gender affirming healthcare, bodily autonomy, and medical data privacy. 

Dobbs Rapid Response Mini-Series Episode #2

July 12th, 2022

In response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the LGBT Bar NY is hosting a special mini-series to examine the numerous ways this Supreme Court decision impacts LGBTQ+ people and their families. For the second episode in this mini-series, Shain Filcher, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar NY, and Brian Esser, Esq., Law Office of Brian Esser PLLC, discuss how the Dobbs decision impacts LGBTQ+ family formation and recognition, including building and/or expanding families through assisted reproductive technology, surrogacy, adoption, and foster care.    

Dobbs Rapid Response Mini-Series Episode #1

July 5th, 2022

In response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the LGBT Bar NY is hosting a special mini-series to examine the numerous ways this Supreme Court decision impacts LGBTQ+ people and their families. Shain Filcher, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar NY, James Esseks, Director of the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer & HIV Project, and Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Counsel and Health Care Strategist at Lambda Legal, begin the conversation by examining what protections the Dobbs decision does and does not impact, how the decision impacts the credibility of both the Supreme Court and the legal profession as a whole, and what reforms may be necessary to safeguard the judicial and democratic process.    

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