Out in the Binary

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101
Mar 06
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101

Join Outlaws for a discussion with four non-binary and genderqueer attorneys as they discuss gender presentation in the practice of law. Thai food will be served.

J. Remy Green is a partner at the law firm Cohen&Green, a firm they co-founded with current National Lawyers Guild President Elena L. Cohen. The firm aims to serve the queer, artist, worker, and other under-represented communities of NYC and beyond. Currently, among other major matters, Mx. Green is testing a novel theory of defamation defense working with the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. They were formerly an associate with a big law firm where their practice included real estate litigation, business tort litigation, and a wide variety of other matters including direct representation of survivors of sexual assault seeking asylum in the United States and submission of amicus curiae briefs on behalf of transgender students in cases before Federal Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mx. Green is a guest lecturer and adjunct professor with NYU and CUNY, where they teach courses that cover law and technology issues, as well as civil and constitutional rights. They are also a published legal author, with full-length articles appearing in the Syracuse Law Review, North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, and the Rutgers Law Record, in addition to a wide variety of essays in various fora. 

Celeste Fiore is an Owner of Argentino Family Law & Child Advocacy. Their practice consists of family law, special education and anti-bullying work, legal assistance for the transgender and non-binary identified community and advancement of LGBTQ rights in general. Celeste is a long-time LGBTQ educator, activist, and advocate, starting at American University in Washington, DC by leading its LGBTQ undergraduate organization. Celeste currently serves as the Chair of the LGBT Rights Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is a member of the Section’s Legislative Committee and reviews. They also advise on proposed legislation referred to the Section and assist in legislative drafting for bills which may impact the LGBTQ community. Nationally, Celeste has connections to advocacy groups serving the LGBTQ community such as the National Center for Transgender Equality, The LGBT Task Force, and Lambda Legal. Celeste is also a member of the National LGBT Bar Association and is a recently admitted member of the Family Law Institute. Celeste was named a New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2017 and 2018. Most recently, Celeste was recognized as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40!  Celeste believes that through coordinated efforts and the sharing of resources with both state and national organizations, a positive impact can be made in the lives of individual clients and for our broader community. Celeste prefers the pronoun “they” to “he” or “she.” When in doubt, Celeste always answers to their name.

Andy Izenson is a gender-ambivalent attorney and activist, an event planner, educator, and poet working to reframe conflict through a compassionate and transformative lens. Andy is the President of the NYC Chapter of the National Lawyer’s Guild, the Vice President of the Chosen Family Law Center, a member of the LGBT Bar Association’s Family Law Institute, and one of the LGBT Bar Association’s Top 40 Under 40, and is nationally recognized as an advocate for queer community and families. Andy is also a frequent educator on communication, the law, and community justice, including at the LGBT Bar Association, Goldman Sachs, Harvard, and Yale Law Schools, and Yale Divinity School.

Frankie Herrmann is a queer nonbinary New York attorney, working with people with serious mental health conditions (SMHC) or substance use disorder (SUD) at the Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project (MHP). In their work, they assist people in accessing a special type of Medicaid benefit for people with SMHC or SUD. They also serve in MHP’s internal Anti-Oppression and Self-Care Committee. They graduated from CUNY Law in 2016, where they worked in the year-long Human Rights and Gender Justice clinic, had full-time summer internships with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and the Sex Workers Project, and were active in a number of progressive student organizations.

Contact Info: 
Suz Kroeber, [email protected]