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Apr. 12, 2024

Training programs and initiatives have been created to address gender identity issues in the judiciary

While misgendering still occurs, the judiciary is committed to ensuring dignity and respect for trans individuals in the court system. The state judicial branch has convened a Gender Expression/Identity Joint Ad Hoc Working Group, and Los Angeles County Superior Court has offered several trainings on trans issues for judicial officers.

I very much appreciated the concerns raised in the article “Misgendering still happening in California courts,” April 5, 2024. And I noted with interest Chan Tov McNamarah’s observation “that it was a problem in the judiciary as well.” While efforts at the judicial branch to self-educate on this subject have suffered a couple of missteps over the years, in general the judiciary has instituted and supported many robust educational programs with a focus on finding ways ...

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