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Entries from August 2018

You Better Clerk: Is a Judicial Clerkship Right for You?

August 14th, 2018 · Comments

We call this episode. “You Better Clerk”

That’s because as many folks are heading into, or back to law school, they may be wondering if a judicial clerkship is in their future.  

Besides looking good on a resume, a judicial clerkship can be a transformative learning experience. It can also be a permanent career.

On this episode I am going to speak with a law student who spent the summer clerking for 8 different openly gay and lesbian judges at all levels of the judiciary in New York. I’ll also speak with someone who made clerking a career… or at least on her path towards being a judge one day herself. Finally I will also speak with a recent law graduate who is now in Big Law after speding 2 years clerking for the first openly gay judge on New York’s highest court

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A Religious Litmus Test for Serving LGBTQ Youth at Risk?

August 2nd, 2018 · Comments

This is a dangerous time for LGBTQ people, and children across the country are paying the price.

On this installment, we are going to be talking with Christina Wilson Remlin, lead counsel at Children’s Rights about anti-LGBTQ legislation that targets queer youth in out of home care by attempting to give service providers a license to discriminate against foster parents and others who don’t meet a religious litmus test.

These policies place the agencies ‘beliefs above the needs and best interests of children in care. They also discriminate against parents who are trying to provide a loving home. 

We also talk with LeGaL's Legal Director Brett Figlewski about our LGBTQ Youth Clinic and the free legal services we provide.

Links:

Every Child Deserves A Family: Aderholt

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