Beyond These Walls: Voices from the Frontlines

  • Multomah County Public Defenders Office

From Caitlyn Jenner to Orange is the New Black, it seems that trans issues are the new "hot topic." But what defense attorneys are learning is that trans realities are very different than trans stories, and that there are a myriad of special circumstances one faces when representing a trans client. Spend some time with Trystan Reese from Beyond These Walls, a national support network for LGBT prisoners. BTW works with several dozen trans prisoners, several of whom have volunteered their stories for this session. Hear in their own words what their attorneys did well, what could have gone differently, and what they'd like you to know about their needs. Interactive, informal, and judgement-free, this is a space to unpack some of the big (or small) questions you have about transgender clients and their unique needs.