Legal Help for Trans People

We have been grateful over the past couple of years for the chance to partner with local attorneys to provide free Gender Marker and Name Change Clinics for the trans folks in our community. During Trans Awareness Week, we are once again providing this event here at KCCI. In case you couldn't make it this time around, we wanted to provide information about how you can handle the legal process in either Kansas or Missouri. Whether you decide to do it yourself, or if you hire an attorney to help you out, KCCI is here to help with support. Come by during our open hours and use a computer. Chat with someone from the community who has gone through the process, and get tips about how to do all of these steps, or maybe just a bit of cheerleading!

We at KCCI are proud of you for taking this step to live your life more authentically. We hope this guide will be helpful. KCCI can't provide you with legal advice, but this guide was compiled in partnership with Kansas Legal Services, Project Affirmation at Shook Hardy & Bacon, and the Douglas County Legal Aid Name Change Project. Thanks to Alex and Ellen for their help in putting it all together, and thanks to attorneys from KLS and SHB who have helped run our clinics for the past couple of years. If you are an attorney in either state, and willing to provide assistance to individuals with this process, please reach out to so we can include you in our resources.


Doing it yourself?

Name Change Instructions for Minors

Name Change Instructions for Adults

Name Change Documents

KS Birth Certificate Changes

KS Driver License Name and Gender Marker Correction

Social Security name and Gender Marker Change

Need legal help?

Kansas Legal Services

KU Legal Aid Clinic


Doing it yourself?

A great resource from a mutual aid organization in St. Louis.

A guide from Missouri courts with links for both adults and minors

A guide from Trans Equality with more info about gender marker changes

Need legal help?

For referrals to attorneys who may be able to help with paperwork and/or court appearances for identity documents, contact

If you need a notary, reach out to to connect with one of our board members who is a notary, or call your local library.

Project Affirmation at Shook, Hardy, & Bacon offers pro bono legal representation in actions for name changes and birth certificate gender marker amendments to trans and non-binary folks in the Kansas City area.