Monday, September 12, 2011

Name Change Mobilization

From the Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois (TJLP):

We are very excited to announce the September Name Change Mobilization event! During this event, attorneys and trained volunteers will help transgender and gender non-conforming folks file petitions to change their names legally at the Daley Center in downtown Chicago. Volunteers will then provide follow-up support services to accompany folks to their court dates and help them navigate the subsequent name change processes at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Social Security Office, Department of Vital Records, etc. Our goal is simple: we want to help as many people as possible legally change their names as part of our long-term goal of gender self-determination for all, free of government limitation.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The court has changed the process for FEE WAIVERS. If you or someone you know needs a fee waiver you will need to come before 11am as the court is only accepting petitions for fee waivers between the hours of 10:30 am and 12 noon. Please bring documents proving your income status such as Tax returns, SSI letter, FAFSA financial aid award, link card, Public Aid documents, etc. If you do not have any documentation of your financial status we can discuss alternative methods of proving income.

Here are the details for the September mobilization:

When: September 30th
Time: 9am - 1pm (due to the hours to file Fee Waivers we will no longer be at the Daley Center past 1 pm)
Where: The Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, rm 1202 (12th Floor)


Do not fear! If you cannot attend this month's Mobilization, this is an ongoing project of TJLP and will reoccur on the last Friday of every month with the next mobilization on October 28th. We send many thanks to those with the financial means to donate to TJLP and help make this event possible!


If you have questions regarding the Name Change Mobilization or know of anyone that would like to participate by either getting their name legally changed or by volunteering to help folks change their names legally, please let us know! Our contact information for the event is namechange@tjlp.org, 773-272-1822 (phone/text).

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