Ming Wong is the Supervising Helpline Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights where he also coordinates their Poverty Law work. He obtained his JD at U.C. Hastings in 2007, with a focus on Public Interest law. He serves on the board of the Pride Law Fund, which funds projects – a number of which have been housed at legal aid organizations – that serve and advocate for LGBTQ people and those living with HIV and AIDS. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, an organization committed to protecting human rights over property rights, and providing legal support to communities and mass movements for change. Ming is an immigrant to the U.S. and lives in Oakland, California.
Claudia Work – Claudia Work is a 1992 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law and has practiced in Arizona and New Mexico. Her practice focuses primarily on civil litigation and all aspects of family law, including protecting and enforcing the rights of unmarried opposite and same sex couples and their children at all stages of their relationships. Ms. Work frequently works as a Court Appointed Advisor and a Best Interests Attorney in Family Court. A frequent local and national CLE presenter, Ms. Work serves on the National Family Law Advisory Council for the National Center for Lesbian Rights and is a founding member of the Family Law Institute for the National LGBT Bar Association. She currently serves on the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona, the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the State Bar of Arizona, is a former member and past Chair of the Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity of the State Bar of Arizona and a past member of the Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct. Ms. Work is a member of the Arizona Bar Association, National and Arizona LGBT Bar Associations, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Arizona Chapter, and is currently admitted to practice in the State of Arizona and the Ninth Federal District Court.