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Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Bar Association

LAGBAC is one of the largest and most well-respected LGBTQ+ bar organizations in the country, based in Chicago and Chicago’s surrounding areas. Its members include lawyers, judges and other elected officials, law students, and other legal professionals.  Since 1987, LAGBAC has united and strengthened the LGBTQ+ legal community by:

  • providing its members vast social and networking opportunities;
  • presenting hundreds of hours-worth of continuing legal education;
  • granting scholarships to law students;
  • working with Lambda Legal, the Public Interest Law Initiative, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, and other organizations, to connect students with internships in their areas of interest;
  • offering mentoring to students and young lawyers; and
  • evaluating candidates for judicial office as a member of the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening.
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2024 LAGBAC x AIJ x WBAI Drag Brunch

Please join LAGBAC, AIJ, and WBAI to start Pride Month off right!  Together, let’s support…

Meet the Bar – May 31, 2024

Come out and enjoy networking and cocktails with LAGBAC members and LGBTQ+ lawyers and legal…

LAGBAC & CCBA Present – Spring Fling – Skating and Bowling for a Cause – Brave Space Alliance

LAGBAC’s Diversity Committee and the Cook County Bar Association's LGBTQ+ Committee invite you to join…