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July 24 - Replay: Pronouns, Salutations and Gender-Neutral Language in the Legal System


Pronouns, Salutations and Gender-Neutral Language in the Legal System

Date: Wednesday July 24, 2024
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Credits: 1.7 EIJ (Equity in Justice Credit)
Originally recorded on June 6, 2024

Join us for a webinar addressing the recent New Mexico Supreme Court Order regarding use of personal pronouns and salutations, and explore how that Order will impact rules of practice and procedure. In this session, attendees will dive into pronouns and gender-neutral language, learn how to implement gender-neutral language in their work, and understand that these changes can take a lot of practice. Using correct names and pronouns actually contributes to suicide prevention with trans and non-binary people and also requires a huge shift for most of us.


Judge David A. Murphy serves in the Second Judicial District Court's Criminal Division. He is the Chair of the Supreme Court's Commission on Equity & Justice, and presides over the Veterans Treatment Court. Judge Murphy is a proud graduate of the University of New Mexico, where he received both his Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctor. He and his husband live in Albuquerque, where you can often find him cycling in the Bosque.

Adrien Lawyer is the Director of Education at the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico. He co-founded TGRCNM in 2008 with Zane Stephens to be a clearinghouse of service provision, education, and advocacy for the transgender community in New Mexico. He has facilitated over 3,500 Transgender Cultural Fluency training sessions throughout New Mexico, including training every correctional facility in the state, numerous district attorney offices, police departments, public and private schools, healthcare and social service facilities, and countless businesses, nonprofits, and other entities. On a national level, Adrien presents and consults on many issues impacting the trans community, including TGRCNM as a successful model for local service provision. He has been recognized with the Jose Sarria Into the Light Award for community service and the Vincent R. Johnson Model of Hope Award for LGBTQ role models. In 2019, Adrien won the Advocacy In Action Professional Innovation in Victim Services Award presented by the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission. Adrien is a trans man and father.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar with A Band Named Sue

Accessibility: To request accommodations, please contact the Center for Legal Education at 505-797-6020 or at least ten business days before the event.
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  • Registration closes the day before the program; registration and payment must be received prior to 10 am MT.
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This program is available online only.  Accessing through a desktop or laptop is highly recommended.  Using an iPad or mobile device with Internet capabilities is not recommended but may be used.  This is considered a live program and attendees will receive live CLE credit after attending.

July 24, 2024
Wed 11:30 AM MDT

Duration 1H 45M

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