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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.    

Pride Month Law Notes Episode

June 21st, 2022

Shain Filcher, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important cases from the June 2022 edition of LGBT Law Notes. 

The Trump Alumni Group Goes After Trans Rights

May 19th, 2022

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important cases from the May edition of LGBT Law Notes. 

  • U.S. District Court Rules Against Defense Department in Cases of HIV-Positive Service Members
  •  Federal District Court Refuses to Dismiss Mother’s ACA Discrimination Claim Against Insurer That Won’t Cover Her Transgender Son’s Gender-Affirming Care
  • Trump Alumni Group Engineers Challenge to Bostock Application Outside of Title VII.

Protecting Trans Youth

April 18th, 2022

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important cases from the April edition of LGBT Law Notes. 

  • Plaintiffs Win Summary Judgment Against Former Rowan County (Kentucky) Clerk Kim Davis in Marriage License Case
  • Texas Court Blocks Investigation or Prosecution of Parents and Doctors for Providing Gender-Affirming Treatment for Transgender Youths

    District Court Judge Rules on Summary Judgment Motions After HIV-Positive Man Was Denied A Job As A Security Officer For Fear Of Spreading HIV To Patients.

Building your Network and Career

March 30th, 2022

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar Association of New York and Andrew Teig, Managing Director at Major Lindsey & Africa  discuss the importance of networking, the current job makes for lawyers on the look, and how to build a career that you enjoy.

 

 

SCOTUS toHear LGBTQ Rights Cases

March 14th, 2022

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important cases from the March edition of LGBT Law Notes. 

  • U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Free Speech Challenge to Colorado Anti-Discrimination Law Brought by Web Designer Who Opposes Marriage Equality
  • Kentucky Federal Court Rejects Claims against Insurer that Denied Coverage for Facial Surgery As Part of Gender Transition

    New York City Teacher Dismissed After Complaint by Homophobic Fourth Grader Suffers Dismissal of Title VII Claim

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