The LGBT BAR ASSOCIATION  
of Los Angeles 


Contact the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles 

LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles 
LGBT Bar LA
P.O. Box 480318 - Los Angeles, CA 90048
Email: lgbtbarla@lgbtbarla.org 

Events Information:  events@lgbtbarla.org
Information for law students:  lglalawstudents@gmail.com
Information about membership:  lglamembership@gmail.com




Standing Committees

Amicus
T. Peter Pierce, Chair

Identifies opportunities for amicus filings and coordinates drafting and filing of amicus briefs and communications with other LGBT organizations regarding such activities.



Annual Gala
Meehan Rasch and Eryk Escobar, Co-Chairs

Responsible for site selection, planning, logistics, and execution of Annual Awards Gala, including speakers, honorees, guests, volunteers, décor, pre-dinner reception, menu selections, entertainment and scholarship presentations.


Board Development
Meehan Rasch, Chair 

Recruits and develops new executive committee and board members and coordinates long-term planning for LGBT Bar LA.


Communications/Website
Lee Paige, Chair

Responsible for the development and maintenance of LGBT Bar LA website, voicemail, online membership portal, membership directory, email service and association marketing materials.


Family
Meehan Rasch, Chair

Plans family-friendly events and other social and networking opportunities for LGBT Bar LA members who are parents.


Finance
Eryk Escobar, Chair

Manages all LGBT Bar LA's finances in coordination with association's accountant. 


International
Meehan Rasch, Chair

Seeks opportunities for LGBT Bar LA and our members to support and learn about international LGBTQ issues and perspectives, including establishing "sibling bar association" relationships with LGBTQ lawyers' groups in other countries, planning events and MCLE programs with an international focus, and taking action on global human rights, refugee, and migration issues affecting our communities.


Judicial Endorsements

Mark A. Lemke and T. Peter Pierce, Co-Chairs

Responsible for evaluating and or supporting qualified, non-partisan candidates for judicial office and for making endorsement recommendations to the Board of Governors for consideration and vote.

To apply for judicial appointment, please click here:  https://govnews.ca.gov/s_judicialappointments.php

To request LGBT Bar LA's endorsement, please contact the committee co-chairs here: judicialendorsements.lgbtbarla@gmail.com






 

Law Students/Young Lawyers
Shayla Myers, Chair 

Develops and implements activities related to law student members, including the mentorship program, the annual law student reception, career day visits, and other student events, and promoting and coordinating submissions and presenting the Annual Donald L. Snow Scholarship Award. Provides an outlet for new LGBT California Bar admittees to network with other young lawyers, an accessible link for career advice and an exchange of information on legal career trends, advice, ideas, MCLE and achieving a life/work balance.


MCLE
RJ Molligan, Chair

“One of LGBT Bar LA’s primary missions is education of the legal community at large on LGBT issues, including pending legislation and legal developments that will have a significant impact on the LGBT community. We also offer top quality MCLE on topics that reflect a general interest among our membership and provide an opportunity to complete the specialty credits in ethics, bias and substance abuse mandated by the California State Bar. Our MCLE program provides unique networking opportunities with other LGBT and community-friendly attorneys.



Membership
Nathan Gabbard, Chair

Develops and implements activities to increase membership and diversity within LGBT Bar LA and to facilitate annual membership renewals for law students and working legal professionals.


Pro Bono
Shayla Myers, Chair 

Encourages and facilitates pro bono participation of LGBT Bar LA's members through the coordination and development of pro bono projects and opportunities. 


Risk Management
Cameron Faber, Chair 

Oversees the procurement and administration of insurance policies issued to LGBT Bar LA. Manages any claims that arise under the insurance policies. Communicates with Board regarding LGBT Bar LA's insurance program and open claims. 


Social Networking
Roy Jimenez, Chair 

Charged with planning and presenting periodic social events, which include but are not limited to joint mixers with other bar associations and community/non-profit organization, Hollywood Bowl nights, attendance at the theater and sports events and the Summer Party. The purpose of these events is to allow our LGBT Bar LA members to meet, network and mingle with a broad section of the LGBT community in Los Angeles.



Women’s Committee
RJ Molligan and Meehan Rasch, Co-Chairs

Responsible for designing, planning and coordinating social, networking and career-related events that are centered on the interests of women and women lawyers.


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