top of page

L.E.G.I.O.N. Local Trans Legal Resources


Advocacy for LGBT Communities Clinic, Cornell Law School


Law school clinic that includes assistance with name and gender marker changes, often for incarcerated individuals.


Kristen Prata Browde, Browde Law, P.C.


Provides legal assistance in family law, divorce and civil litigation, and other areas. Provides free legal services for name changes.


LGBTQ Law Project, New York Legal Assistance Group

7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor New York, NY 10004    


Lorenzo VanNess

Provides free legal services in a variety of civil legal matters impacting the trans community, including employment, housing, public benefits, shelter access, name changes, gender marker changes, family law and life planning.

Milo Primeaux, Esq.

P.O. Box 665, Dansville, NY 14437-0665


Milo Primeaux, Esq.,  

Represents transgender clients with name changes, and LGBTQ+ clients who have experienced discrimination in employment, education institutions, healthcare and health insurance, housing, access to credit, and places of public accommodation. Sliding-scale fee available for clients who demonstrate financial need. 

Peter Cicchino Youth Project, Urban Justice Center

40 Rector St., 9th Floor New York, NY 10006    


Megan Stuart, Staff Attorney

Offers free legal services for homeless and street-involved youth under 25 in NYC and NYS prisons, including name changes, updating identity documents, immigration status, navigating criminal issues, and public benefits.


Sylvia Rivera Law Project

147 W. 24th St., 5th Fl New York, NY 10011    

212.337.8550 x308

Stefanie Rivera, Client Services,

Mik Kinkead, Prisoner Justice Project,

Direct representation of TGNCI people in the NYC area or incarcerated in NYS prisons on name and gender marker changes. Limited ability to represent in prisoner rights, health care, and immigration issues.


Transcend Legal    347-612-4312

Direct legal assistance with name and gender changes as well as to trans people denied insurance coverage.


LGBT Rights Project, Empire Justice Center

1 W Main St, #200 Rochester, NY 14614    


Provides direct legal services to low-income LGBTQ individuals across Upstate New York and Long Island (outside of New York City), advocates for LGBTQ-related policies, and offers technical assistance and training for courts, service providers, and community members. 



New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)



American Bar

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------GLAAD -Transgender Resources


L.E.G.I.O.N. Financial Resources

4 Steps to Save Money With Limited or Low Income (By NYLAG Financial Counselours)

bottom of page