This presentation includes an eye level view of what gender transition consists of, including male and female perspectives. The attendees are able to experience a subject that has become more visible nationally, in both our communities and the workplace. The presentations' goal is not limited to only transgender issues, but by the nature of the topic, participants are able to have a better perspective of the challenges that women and minorities experience at work. This unique perspective will assist your organization in understanding the needs of transgender employees and provide an understanding environment. This presentation is designed to be a departure from standard training sessions by incorporating emotional experiences with a focus on discussion.


  • Discuss the speaker's gender transition, with the inclusion of personal stories.
  • Identify and discuss challenges in the office.
  • Analyze the physical and emotional aspects of the transition process.

Audience Level: Intermediate

Audience Statement: This session assumes that participants have a working knowledge of human resource needs and procedures in a legal setting. No advance preparation is required.

  • 60 Minutes
  • Audience: Intermediate
  • CLM App Management Category -FS:
  • CLE: Law Practice Management
  • HRCI: General Credit

Lt. Rachel Esters is a graduate of the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University and is a 22-year veteran with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office in Fort Collins, Colorado. While an executive member of her organization, she was both a leader and the subject employee during her gender transition. In 2013, Esters shared with friends and co-workers that she was transgender, and since that announcement, she has made the physical and social change of gender from male to female while serving in a law enforcement agency.

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
May 10, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
A Transgender Experience: A Personal Account
Individual topic purchase: Selected
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CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1.00
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