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First-ever cohort of attorneys who are transgender to be admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar

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The National Trans Bar Association Co-Chair Kristen Browde will step to the podium at the U.S. Supreme Court today (Nov. 30) and move the admission of a group of 10 attorneys to the group of those admitted to practice before the Supreme Court.

These 10, all members of the NTBA, will be the first ever openly transgender attorneys ever admitted to practice before the nation’s highest court.

The NTBA group spans the entire gamut of legal practitioners, from a senior prosecutor from California to a partner in a big law firm, to civil rights attorneys, private practitioners and those working in public advocacy work. “We put together this group wanting to showcase to the court the spectrum of legal talent that happens to be transgender,” said Lucas Cameron-Vaughn, co-chair of the NTBA. “The message this will deliver is that attorneys who are transgender are just like every other group of attorneys: talented, dedicated and working for clients across the nation,” Mr.

Cameron-Vaughn said. The idea for the ceremony arose in October of 2019 during oral argument in the seminal civil rights case, R.G.

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