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standing commitees


Amicus

Audit

Board Development

Communications

Finance

 
Gala

Judicial Endorsements

Law Student/Young Lawyers

MCLE

Membership


 
Pro Bono

Risk Management

Social/Networking

Transgender Legal Professionals

Women's




Amicus


Chairs: Jade Jurdi & Dimitri Portnoi


Identifies cases on appeal that involve LGBTQ+ related issues and evaluates whether to recommend to the Board either preparing an amicus brief or joining in an amicus brief prepared by another organization.



Audit


Chairs: Michael Brophy


Oversees annual internal audit per LGBTQ+ Lawyers LA bylaws (to be submitted to Board 150 days before end of fiscal year); also oversees external audit.




Board Development


Chairs: Jordan Aiken & Dimitri Portnoi


Oversees new board member recruitment, conducts member training, organizes Board retreat in coordination with ExComm, and promotes retention and leadership development.


Communications


Chairs: Carlos Hernandez & J. J.  Rodriguez


Oversees development and functionality of organization's website, coordinates with other committees re their communication needs, and distributes member announcements and public releases.


Finance


Chairs: Andres Cantero


Prepares and submits annual budget to Board for approval by end of fiscal year. 


Gala


Chairs: Abbi Coursolle & J. J. Rodriguez


Plans and coordinates all aspects of the LGBTQ+ Lawyers LA's Annual Gala, held in early spring. The Gala, our biggest event of the year, is an evening reception where we present an individual leader with our Co-Presidents Award, a community organization with our Community Service Award, and a corporate or government partner with our Corporate-Government Partner of the Year Award, and swear in the LGBTQ+ Lawyers LA Board of Governors.



Judicial Endorsements


Chairs: Mark Lemke


Evaluates and/or supports qualified, non-partisan candidates for judicial office and makes endorsement recommendations to the Board of Governors for consideration and vote. LGBTQ+ Lawyers LA endorses candidates as "qualified," rather than ranking them as "exceptionally/well/qualified."


To apply for judicial appointment, please click here. To request LGBTQ+ Lawyers LA's endorsement, contact the committee.


Law Student / Young Lawyers


Chairs: Ajay Kusnoor & Lexi Peacock

Organizes Rand Schrader Law Student Reception, law student summer reception, and OUTLaw events. 


MCLE


Chairs: Jordan Aiken & James Holmes


Dedicated to providing high quality mandatory legal education for LGBTQ+ Lawyers LA members, as well as the greater community. Presentations emphasize issues directly relevant to the LGBT community, as well as to the general legal community. 



Membership


Chairs: Lauren Greene & Chris Scali


Oversees new member recruitment, retention, and engagement. 


Pro Bono


Chairs: Jordan Aiken & Tasha Hill


Encourages and facilitates pro bono participation for LGBTQ+ Lawyers LA members through the coordination and development of pro pono projects and opportunities. 


Risk Management


Chairs: Cameron Faber


Oversees the procurement and administration of insurance policies issued to the LGBTQ+ Lawyers LA. Manages any claims that arise under the insurance policies. Communicates with the Board regarding re the same. 



Social Networking


Chairs: Jeremy Lane, Kenneth Sanchez, James West


Plans and organizes events for LGBTQ+ Lawyers LA, which promote social interaction and networking opportunities for our members. 


Transgender Legal Professionals


Chairs: Madison Fairchild & Dani Oliva


Increases visibility of the trans community in the legal profession by organizing opportunities for networking and social gatherings that are trans-inclusive. Serves as reference point on issues affecting the trans community in the legal setting. 


Women's


Chairs: Kat Fahey & Lauren Greene


Provides a support network and opportunities for LGBTQ+ women to build professional relationships and fellowship within the legal community. 

Email us at:
lgbtbarla@gmail.com

Address:
P.O. Box 480318
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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