Name Change 101


The Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois (TJLP) shares the criteria and procedures for making a legal name change in Illinois. Topics covered include: how to prepare for a legal name change, what to expect with the process, and an overview of updating identity documents, including gender markers. The goal of this presentation is gender self-determination.

The TJLP provides free guidance to transgender and gender-nonconforming people through the complicated and expensive process of making a legal name change. You can find more information about TJLP and the Name Change Mobilization at