Legal Resources

The following organizations may provide useful to you or your organization.

Chicago Area

Center on Halsted, Legal Clinic and Referrals:
centeronhalsted.org

Chicago Bar Association:
chicagobar.org

Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) LGBTQ Section:
https://cookcountybar.org/committees/lgbtq-section

Equality Illinois:
equalityillinois.org

Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois – LGBT Rights Committee
https://hlai.org/groups/lgbt-rights-committee/

Howard Brown Health Center:
howardbrown.org

Illinois State Bar Association:
isba.org

Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee:
https://www.isba.org/committees/sogi

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago:
lafchicago.org

Legal Council for Health Justice:
legalcouncil.org

LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois:
lgbtcc.com

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), Name Change Project:
tldef.org

National

AIDS United: aidsunited.org

American Bar Association: americanbar.org

American Bar Association, Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/sexual_orientation/

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): aclu.org

ACLU, LGBT Rights: aclu.org

ACLU, HIV: aclu.org

ACLU of Illinois: aclu-il.org

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD): glad.org

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): glaad.org

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN): glsen.org

Human Rights Campaign (HRC): hrc.org

Immigration Equality: immigrationequality.org

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund: lambdalegal.org

Lavender Law Conference: https://lgbtbar.org/annual/

Log Cabin Republicans: logcabin.org

National Center for Lesbian Rights: nclrights.org

National Center for Transgender Equality: transequality.org

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF): thetaskforce.org

National LGBT Bar Association: lgbtbar.org

National LGBT Bar Association, Annual Conference (Lavender Law): lgbtbar.org

National Minority AIDS Council: nmac.org

Palm Center, Blueprints for Sound Public Policy: palmcenter.org

Transgender Law Center: transgenderlawcenter.org

International

International Association of LGBT Judges: ialgbtj.org

OutRight Action International: outrightinternational.org

Employment and Housing Discrimination

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: eeoc.gov

Illinois Department of Human Rights: illinois.gov

LGBTQ+ Military/Veteran Resources

American Veterans for Equal Rights: aver.us

OutServe Service Member’s Legal Defense Network (SLDN): outserve-sldn.org

Transgender American Veterans Association: transveteran.org

Judicial Candidate Evaluations

Vote for Judges: voteforjudges.org

Chicago Area LGBTQ+ Law Student Groups

DePaul University College of Law, Outlaws: law.depaul.edu

IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, Lambdas: kentlaw.iit.edu

John Marshall Law School, OUTLaw: jmls.edu

Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, OUTLaw: luc.edu/law

Northern Illinois University College of Law: niu.edu/law

Northwestern University School of Law, OUTLaw: law.northwestern.edu

Southern Illinois University, Legalss: law.siu.edu

University of Chicago Law School, OutLaw: law.uchicago.edu

University of Illinois College of Law, OUTLAW: law.illinois.edu

LGBTQ+ Law Student Resources

LGBT Student Scholarship Database: hrc.org

Law School Admission Council (LSAC), LGBT Law School Applicants: lsac.org

Press

The Advocate: advocate.com

Windy City Times: windycitytimes.com