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Name Change Clinic Happening Today in Newark for Non-Binary + Trans Residents

by Danielle Farina
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Today, April 25th, the Essex County of LGBTQ+ Affairs will be hosting a “name change clinic” for transgender and non-binary Essex County residents. Attorneys from McCarter + English LLP and Essex-Newark Legal Services will be on-site to answer questions and provide free legal advice to those in need. Admission for the event is free, which will be located at 60 Nelson Place in Newark and will run from 2PM – 5PM. Read on to learn more about the Name Change Clinic pro bono project happening today, April 25th, in Newark. 

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About the Event

Per Patch, the Essex County Office of LGBTQ+ Affairs, in partnership with attorneys from McCarter & English LLP and Essex-Newark Legal Services, will “reach out to transgender ad non-binary people with free legal advice on Tuesday, April 25th. Accordingly, the attorneys + professionals will be providing legal advice on the name change process and how to legally affirm names here in New Jersey.

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On a flyer promoting the event, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo said that the event will “help members of the LGBTQ+ community overcome barriers by helping them affirm their identity through a legal name change.” Joseph went on to describe the importance of name validation, which helps “eliminate confusion, shaming, discrimination, harassment, and even violence” towards transgender + non-binary people in the state.

The Name Change Clinic will be held at the Essex County Leroy F. Smith, Jr. Public Safety Building at 60 Nelson Place in Newark. The event is free to attend and attendees can register here. Parking will also be free at the neighboring Jurors Parking Lot. The event runs today, April 25th, from 2PM – 5PM.

This clinic comes just a few weeks after Governor Murphy officially declared New Jersey a safe haven for trans and non-binary residents, a high-profile action that hopes to ensure equal access to quality health care services to all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Read all about the recent legislation here.

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