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Jessica Milligan joins Clark Hill’s Education Practice

Jessica Milligan has joined Clark Hill’s Education practice as senior attorney in Grand Rapids.

Milligan counsels public school districts in all aspects of labor and employment law, including collective bargaining, contract interpretation, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practices. She works closely with school administrators in matters related to employee hiring, evaluations, misconduct investigations, discipline and termination, workplace discrimination and harassment, and employee leave and accommodation requests.

Milligan earned her undergrad degree from Michigan State University, and her JD, cum laude, from MSU College of Law.

She previously worked in East Lansing, and the Chicago area.
 

Non-binary sex  designation added for driver’s licenses

Michigan residents are now able to have a non-binary sex designation on their driver’s license or state identification card.

Those interested in changing their sex marker do not need any documentation from a health care provider or a court affirming their identity. The non-binary designation will be annotated as an “X” on the cards.

People are non-binary if their gender identity is not strictly male or female.

It is not the first time Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has moved to broaden options for residents’ identities. In 2019, she announced transgender individuals could correct their sex designations on driver’s licenses without having to provide medical or court documentation.

“I am proud to support Michiganders across the state who for many years have called on the Department of State to provide a non-binary sex marker on their ID that matches their lived reality,” Benson said in a recent news release.



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