Legal Services

TES Resource Listing

This list represents resources, agencies, practitioners, professionals, and organizations that are Trans and LGBTQIA+ welcoming and affirming based upon community recommendations. While each has been recommended or referred by at least two community members, individual experiences may vary. If any mistakes, errors, or omissions have occurred, please reach out via for correction/addition. 
TES assumes no liability for the use of any listed resource. The presence of a provider on this site does not constitute a TES endorsement of that provider.

ArchCity Defenders
1210 Locust St. 
St. Louis, MO 63103

John Marshall and Illinois Equality Name and Gender Marker Clinic

(Sponsored by the Seyfarth Shaw Law group)
Individuals seeking assistance can make an appointment to speak with a law student by contacting the clinic at 312-427-2737, ext. 477. The office line is staffed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Any Illinoisan who wants to pursue a name or gender marker change can contact the project. Confidentiality is assured, and the program's legal services are free.
The partnership with John Marshall is part of Equality Illinois’ agenda to advance lived equality for transgender Illinoisans. In 2014, Equality Illinois published the Guide to Name and Gender Marker Changes in partnership with Seyfarth Shaw, which is also providing advisory support for law students in the clinic. The guide, which can be found at, is a 44-page toolkit of legal instructions and forms for name and gender marker changes.

Lambda Legal
A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
105 West Adams St. Ste. 2600
Chicago, IL 60603-4307

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.
4232 Forest Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 534-4200  

Transgender Law Center (TLC)
“Making authentic lives possible”
1629 Telegraph Ave. Ste. 400
Oakland, CA 94612
Twitter: @translawcenter