Sonoma County Bar Association Hosts Seminar About Transgender Bias In Law

Untying the Gender “Nots” Eliminating Transgender Bias in the Legal Profession

This presentation will introduce participants to the underlying causes of transgender bias, its impacts, and specific strategies for becoming more inclusive of transgender people as coworkers and clients. We will con- sider where transgender bias comes from, how to recognize it, and what we can do to create a safer and saner world for people of all genders.

Colin Close Close Connections

Mr. Close provides consulting services, technical assistance, and training for organizations seeking to bet- ter serve people of all genders. He has worked with medical and mental health care providers, govern- ment agencies, nonprofits, social service organizations, educational institutions, and businesses. He also speaks with numerous college classes, civic groups, and faith based organizations each year to raise awareness and understanding about gender diversity. Colin works as an analyst for a municipality and serves on that agency’s diversity training team. He sits on nonprofit Boards and Advisory Councils in his community. In addition, Colin is pursuing a master’s degree in history focused on early twentieth century medical discourse about gender.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 12:15 pm check in; 12:30 – 1:30 pm Presentation SCBA, 37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100, Santa Rosa, CA $45–SCBA Members; $55–Public; Students–$20* * Students must register by 3-25-14 and also show proof of enrollment to receive discount 1.0 Unit Participatory Elimination of Bias Credit**