Name and Gender Marker Documentation Changes Pro Bono

Changing your name and gender markers can be a long, detailed, and sometimes tedious process.

There is no uniform, national process for those seeking name or gender marker changes on identity documents – instead, each state or federal agency, organization, and company may have different requirements to change your name and gender marker.

Simplifying the Process with Pro Bono Legal Services

Thanks to a new, pro bono service provided by the law firm K&L Gates LLP, changing name and identification documents has never been easier.  The global law firm first started the pro bono service in its Pittsburgh, PA office and the service is now offered at several other offices in the United States, including here in Portland, OR.

By working with experienced, affirming attorneys at K&L Gates’ Portland office, you’ll be easily guided through the name and gender marker change process with full support.  The attorneys will act on your behalf, including attending court as may be needed.  With the legal services being offered pro bono, you will only have to pay the applicable filing fees and other costs imposed by the court and other applicable governmental agencies. 

Diverse, Experienced Attorneys

Shane Devins (he/him), an Associate Attorney in the K&L Gates Portland office and the Board Chair for the Q Center, is leading the pro bono program for the office.

“We are excited to offer these new pro bono services to the Portland community, and I was especially encouraged by the excitement and willingness to assist that came from the attorneys and staff in our Portland office when this new service was announced,” said Shane.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents, and is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  It has been named a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” and a “Top Law Firm for Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign after earning a top rating of 100 percent in their Corporate Equality Index survey for the past eight consecutive years.

If you are interested in receiving pro bono services for the name and gender marker change process, please contact Shane at (503) 226-5743 or shane.devins@klgates.com.