Course Description

This course provides an overview of terminology, concepts, and best practices for working with LGBTQ+ clients and legal professionals, including a discussion of the recently adopted Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g) which prohibits discrimination in the practice of law.

This course includes video recorded from a live CLE via Zoom for  the Washington County Bar Association in the Fall of 2021.

Course Deadline Notice:

Axom Education will no longer be offering online CLE courses after the December 31st, 2022 compliance deadline.  Any courses purchased from October 15th, 2022 through December 31st, 2022 must be completed by January 10th, 2023 to receive CLE credit.

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Ethics CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Abby Yochum, Esq.

    Abby Yochum, Esq.

    Abby is a member of the Washington County Bar Association and current President Elect of the Young Lawyers Division. Attorney Yochum was also a fellow for the ACBA Lawyer’s Fund Fellowship and the 2015 awardee of the University of Pittsburgh’s Iris Marion Young Graduate Award for Political Engagement. They are published in the Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty and served as the Articles Editor of the Pittsburgh Tax Review in law school.

    In their spare time, Abby sits on the Steering Committees of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County for CEDAW (Convention to End All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) that passed the 2016 Gender Equity Ordinance in the City of Pittsburgh that started the Gender Equity Committee.

    Coming from a legal aid background, Abby is committed to justice by providing quality legal representation in Southwestern Pennsylvania at an affordable price and advocating for marginalized communities and clients of all backgrounds.

    Abby currently lives in the South Hills with their partner and three cats!

    Abby graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 with a Juris Doctorate and Master’s of Social Work in Community Organizing and Social Action.

    Immediately after passing the Pennsylvania Bar exam, Abby worked as a law clerk where they assisted two Judges in their daily court proceedings including all family law proceedings, juvenile welfare and a variety of other civil and criminal matters. After clerking, they went on to work at Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid Services where they focused on housing discrimination, landlord/tenant, Family Law, including custody, juvenile, support and Protection From Abuse.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Working with LGBTQ+ Clients and Legal Professionals Course Materials
    • Working with LGBTQ+ Clients and Legal Professionals Part One
    • Working with LGBTQ+ Clients and Legal Professionals Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)