Charlie Arrowood (they/them) is an attorney licensed in New York state. They primarily provide transition-related legal services to transgender clients, including name and gender marker change assistance and guidance regarding health insurance coverage and employment matters. In addition to their private practice, Charlie is Name Change Project Counsel at the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, where they manage the Name Change Project’s advocacy efforts, develop materials, and assist the Program Manager with training and education and developing pro bono law firm partnerships. Charlie is the Chair of the LGBTQ Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, a member of the National Trans Bar Association, and a board member at Gender Equality NY. Charlie is also the recipient of the LGBT Bar Association of New York’s 2021 Community Excellence Award and the Nassau County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award. They are a parent of two and graduate of Tulane University (B.A. History, 2009) and New York Law School (2013).
Recognition Not Permission: A New Era of Access to IDs for Trans and Non-Binary People