Month: May 2019

Nevada Just Banned Gay and Trans ‘Panic’ Defenses – Which state will be next?

This month, Nevada became the fourth state to ban gay and trans ‘panic’ defenses in the United States. That is a significant victory in the ongoing fight for full LGBTQ+ legal equality – and yet many Americans still do not know what a gay or trans ‘panic’ defense is, much less how effective, pervasive, and […]

Cameron Cloar-Zavaleta

Knowing that he is an attorney with nearly a decade of legal experience, it may come as a surprise that Cameron Cloar-Zavaleta is as comfortable in the cockpit as he is in the courtroom. Cameron worked as a pilot for Mesa Air Group in Phoenix, Arizona before embarking on his legal career. In fact, it […]

How can legal professionals support transgender prisoners? Whit Washington has an answer.

According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, trans Americans are more than twice as likely to be incarcerated than their cisgender peers due in large part to harassment, profiling, and abuse by law enforcement professionals. Incarcerated transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) individuals face unique challenges within the prison system, from a lack of gender-affirming […]