SWOP-Chicago Community Activism Legal Clinic


TJLP is a group of radical activists, social workers, and organizers who provide support, advocacy, and free, holistic criminal legal services to poor and street-based transgender people in Illinois. We are deeply committed to the universal right of gender self-determination, a long term goal of abolishing the prison-industrial complex, and commitment to transformative justice models as necessary alternatives to the criminal punishment system.

Services Offered

TJLP provides free, zealous, life-affirming, and gender- affirming holistic criminal legal services to low-income and street based transgender and gender non-conforming people targeted by the criminal legal system.

During the Name Change Mobilization, attorneys and trained volunteers assist transgender and gender non-conforming folks file petitions to change their legal names at the Daley Center in downtown Chicago.



203 N. Lasalle, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601


The Name Change Mobilization takes place on the last Friday of every month, 9:00am – 3:00 pm in room 1202 of the Daley Center, located at 50. W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602.