Legal Advocacy for LGBTQ+ Youth: Guardian Ad Litem Training Program

Written by on May 15, 2024

Specifically designed for Guardian Ad Litems (GALs) to enhance their understanding of LGBTQ+ affirming practices. This session focuses on the unique needs of LGBTQ+ youth in legal settings, covering topics like affirming terminology, the role of GALs in supporting LGBTQ+ clients, and navigating complex legal scenarios. The session also provides resources to help GALs advocate effectively for LGBTQ+ youth and families. (2 Hours)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a thorough understanding of the legal procedures and requirements for name and gender marker changes in Illinois.
  2. Learn how to effectively assist clients through the transition process.
  3. Acquire knowledge and tools to advocate for and support LGBTQ+ clients within the legal system.


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Education and training is available in person throughout Illinois and virtually. Please provide the requested information below and a staff member will contact you shortly.