In the Matter of J.A.L. Jr. (USA)

Acting Suffolk County (NY) Supreme Court Justice James Hudson waived a requirement that a litigant’s name be published when seeking a name change, “[c]iting potential dangers to the safety of [the] transgender litigant.”  According to the litigant’s attorney, this decision is the “first published decision regarding the waiver of the publication requirement for a transgender individual since a 2015 change in New York’s civil rights law.”
Name Change for Transgender Person May Be Completed Without Publication — New York Law Journal