Join us on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 6-9 PM for our 15th Anniversary Lawyers for Diversity event with keynote speaker Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Distinguished Jurist Award Recipient Justice Jesse Reyes of the Illinois Appellate Court.
Fifteen years ago, several lawyers got together to raise money for Chicago’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at a mid-summer barbecue dubbed ‘Lawyers for Diversity.’ The idea was simple: connect the legal community, including law students, lawyers and judges, with organizations at the forefront of LGBT equality.
Since its inception, Lawyers for Diversity has supported the passage of nondiscrimination laws, civil unions and, most recently, same-sex marriage, by raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for many of Chicago’s community organizations leading these efforts.
The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago Foundation ensures law students receive stipends for unpaid internships at the following community organizations:
• Cook County Public Defender’s Office
• Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
• Heartland Alliance National Immigrant Justice Center
• Howard Brown Health
• Legal Council for Health Justice
• TransLife Care Program at Chicago House and Social Service Agency
Congratulations to the new Alliance of Illinois Judges officers on their Installation! Thank you Judge Sebastian Patti for leading the way as one of the first LGBTQ judges of Cook County. Best wishes for AIJ and its President, Mary Cay Marubio!
Congratulations to LAGBAC Foundation scholarship recipients Max and Connor as they clerk this summer in public service jobs at the CCSAO. Thank you immediate-past President of LAGBAC Judge Cecilia Horan for presenting these scholarships at the CCSAO 10th Annual Pride Recognition and Awards Ceremony at the Center on Halsted.
What a wonderful collaboration putting on a CLE on Transgender in the Workplace. Thanks to all the co-sponsoring organizations: Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Alliance Bernstein, and LAGBAC. Special thanks to our speakers, Jill Rose Quinn and Vanessa Sheridan, and moderator, Franco La Marca!