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Breaking the Myth of Binary Sex and Gender

The SCCBA Diversity Committee presents an MCLE Seminar:

When: October 7, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Santa Clara County Bar Association
31 N. 2nd Street
Suite 400
San Jose, California  95113
United States
Contact: SCCBA

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Breaking the Myth of Binary Sex and Gender: Intersex and Nonbinary People in the Legal System and Employment Context


The past few years have seen significant growth in visibility and strengthening of rights for people whose sex or gender is outside of the binary male and female system, with over a dozen jurisdictions having addressed the issue in some way, including the passage of multiple new laws in California. The legal landscape of intersex and nonbinary rights is quickly shifting, with legislation regarding the rights of people who are intersex to bodily autonomy and of people who are nonbinary to accurate gender markers. In addition, improving inclusion around gender in the legal system means knowing best practices for supporting people who are gender non-conforming, or identify as a gender other than female or male.


Participants in this interactive workshop will develop and refresh their knowledge of intersex and nonbinary rights and gender inclusion issues. They will leave with a toolbox of concrete ideas and resources to help make their law practice, courtroom, or other setting safer and more welcoming, and an ability to identify and issue spot legal issues for clients who are nonbinary or intersex.

SCCBA Member: $79
SCCBA New Admittee:
(Under 5 years in practice)
Non-Member Event Attendee: $119


Attend Online
SCCBA Member: $95
Non-Member Event Attendee: $135




Hon. Julie A. Emede,                                                           Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara


Toby Adams,                                                                        Executive Director & Co-Founder, Intersex & Genderqueer Recognition Project


Ari Yovel,                                                                           Writer and Activist Scholar


Jenn Protas,                                                                Shareholder, Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel



BJ Fadem,                                                                        Senior Attorney & President, Law Offices of BJ Fadem & Associates, APC

PROGRAM: 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Elimination of Bias Law Credits



Parking is available just across the street from the SCCBA at the 3rd Street Parking Garage located between E. Santa Clara Street and St. John Street (SCCBA does not validate). 

Cancellations and refunds will be accepted only 48 hours prior to the event.  


PLEASE NOTERegistration fees must be paid prior to the program, or at the program check in. SCCBA will no longer invoice attendees for payment subsequent to the program. Cash, Credit Card, and Check accepted.


*All seminar materials will be distributed to pre-registrants via email. We will not provide hard copies. If you would like a hard copy of the materials we will provide upon request for a fee of $25.00.  


*State Bar of California Approved MCLE: The Santa Clara County Bar Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.   This program is approved for California MCLE credit.


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