Being a trans woman brings with it a set of unique challenges in the workplace that can often be exacerbated for trans-femme attorneys in the legal profession. There are issues of trans-misogyny, the loss of male privilege, imposter syndrome, passing privilege, and microaggressions to name a few. Add to this the layer of being a person of color, and the intersectional issues can be severely compounded. This workshop will focus on the unique challenges faced by trans-femme attorneys both in and out of the courtroom and at different levels of seniority in legal workplaces, and will offer perspectives from lawyers with law firm, government, and nonprofit experience. The panel will also discuss how fellow attorneys can be better allies.
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