NEW YORK – June 22, 2020 – Good in Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s podcast focused on pro bono, released part one of a two-part series for PRIDE month, “This is Always Who I’ve Been: The Importance of Pro Bono Name Changes in the Trans Community.” Good in Practice is hosted by Shareholder Caroline J. Heller, chair of the global law firm’s Global Pro Bono Program and commercial litigator in the New York office.
In this episode, Heller talks with Greenberg Traurig Associate and Atlanta office Pro Bono Chair Andrew Z. Smith about his pro bono work assisting transgender individuals to legally change their names. They are joined by Lauren Duncan, one of Andrew’s pro bono clients, and discuss Lauren’s decision to legally change her name, as well as the legal process and the practical and emotional aspects of Lauren’s decision.
Good in Practice is formatted to tell the powerful stories of the good pro bono work can achieve, highlighting the work of Greenberg Traurig attorneys, staff, and clients. The goal is to encourage all practitioners to assist underserved and vulnerable communities by providing much-needed legal counsel on a volunteer basis.
Listen to previous episodes:
- How Greenberg Traurig Helped Make-A-Wish Find a Home
- The Right Place at the Right Time: Reuniting South Sudan Refugees
- Committed to Community: Non-Profit Transactional Work
- Courageous Conversations - Taking Action on Criminal Justice Reform
- Committed to Community: East Harlem Tutorial Program Pt. 2
About Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Program: Greenberg Traurig lawyers across the firm’s offices provide pro bono legal services to the indigent and working poor, as well as to numerous civic and charitable organizations dedicated to assisting them. The firm focuses its resources on specialized and interrelated issues including civil rights and affirmative action, anti-human trafficking, family law matters, children’s rights, criminal appeals, immigration and political asylum, housing, and homelessness.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: www.gtlaw.com