The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists and other affiliated LGBT legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity, and it aspires to improve the quality of life for LGBT legal practitioners and law students until the time that LGBT legal professionals are recognized without discrimination, stigma or negative bias.
The organization has taken a leading role in many different advocacy efforts. A recent resolution before the American Bar Association which called for the elimination of the trans and gay "panic" legal defenses. Perpetrators should no longer be able to assault and individual and then blame their sexual orientation or gender identity for their actions.
Additionally, the LGBT Bar has worked closely with both senators and representatives on the prevention of discrimination against LGBT individuals in jury selection. Serving on juries is a federal duty and no one should be removed on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity alone. Along with many committed members, the LGBT Bar has also helped to educate LGBT couples about the changing federal regulations following the Windsor decision. Through website resources, webinars and more, members unpack the ever-changing policies surrounding tax law, family law and marriage following the monumental Supreme Court decisions.
Every year, the sharpest legal minds in the LGBT community gather at the Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair, an event featuring workshops, panel discussions and a career fair with over 130 recruiters.
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