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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 LGBT 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 LGBT Bar 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 LGBT Bar 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 LGBT Bar 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. LGBT Bar LA endorses candidates as "qualified," rather than ranking them as "exceptionally/well/qualified."

To apply for judicial appointment, please click here. To request LGBT Bar 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 LGBT Bar 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 LGBT Bar 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 LGBT Bar 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 LGBT Bar 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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