THE LGBT BAR ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:

29th Annual Lavender Law® Conference & Career FAIR

We invite you to join us for our signature event held in San Francisco on August 2-4, 2017

2017 LAVENDER LAW CONFERENCE & CAREER FAIR

About the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair

Since its inception in 1988, Lavender Law has excelled as a “family reunion” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and allied legal professionals to both look back at our shared history of achievement and to look forward to the advancements being made at the cutting edge of the legal profession. LEARN MORE…

2017 Conference Schedule at a Glance:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.Business Development Intensive Program and Reception
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Sponsor and Attendee Check-In

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Recovery/12 Step Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Attendee Check-In
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Past Presidents' Breakfast (By invitation only)
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.General Attendance Session 1
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Concurrent Workshops - Session One
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Dan Bradley Awards Celebration Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Concurrent Workshops - Session Two
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Legal Services Caucus
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.BiLaw Caucus
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.General Attendance -
Session Two
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.Finance Reception
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Welcome Reception

Thursday, August 3, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Attendee Check-In
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Recovery/12 Step Meeting
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.General Attendance -
Session Three
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Top Sponsor/Corporate Counsel Brunch Reception (By invitation only)
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Concurrent Workshops - Session Three
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Student Award Ceremony, Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 and Leading Practitioner Award Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Law School Professors Roundtable
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Affiliate Congress Meeting
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Concurrent Workshops - Session Four
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Law Student Congress Meeting
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Corporate Counsel Speed Networking
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Concurrent Workshops - Session Five
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.GP/Solo/Small Firm Reception
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Conference Reception

Friday, August 4, 2017
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Recovery/12 Step Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Sponsor and Attendee Check-In
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Panel on Career Services and Job Search Strategies for Law Students
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Employment Law Institute (Accepted Applicants Only)
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Finance Law Institute (Accepted Applicants Only)
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Insurance Law Institute (Accepted Applicants Only)
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Intellectual Property Institute (Accepted Applicants Only)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Family Law Institute (Accepted applicants only)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Transgender Law Institute (Accepted applicants only)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Lateral Career Counseling
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.One-on-One Law Student Career Counseling and Resume Workshop
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.mRecruiter and Student Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.International Association of LGBT Judges Lunch and Meeting
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.mLawyering In Espanol
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Career Fair
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Pro-Bono Clinics
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Corporate Counsel Institute (Corporate Counsel Only)
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m."Raise Your Glass" to 2018

OUR TOP SPONSORS

By becoming a sponsor of the LGBT Bar’s largest event of the year, your organization will have the opportunity to demonstrate its support of LGBT diversity in the legal profession as well as your commitment to the LGBT community. Sponsors have access to a large and diverse forum to showcase company activities and learn about others’ ideas for improving diversity demographics relating to self-identified LGBT attorneys.

PARTICIPATING LEGAL DEPARTMENTS

Some of the largest and most successful companies in the world participate in the Lavender Law® Conference. Our corporate sponsors and pool of distinguished corporate counsel speakers have identified Lavender Law as a great way to get their message across:  Diversity matters.

Learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor or participating as a distinguished speaker:

CAREER FAIR

The National LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law® Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts.

By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBT rights groups, and corporate legal departments. If your organization wishes to recruit at the Lavender Law® Career Fair, you must register as a sponsor.

FOR STUDENTS

Nearly 300 candidates and over 170 recruiters representing law firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizations interested in diversity were present at the 2016 career fair in Washington, DC.

INDIVIDUAL CAREER COUNSELING

This program is designed to provide students with a safe, confidential space where they can ask questions about job search skills, being out on your resume, in interviews and in the workplace, and other related issues.

2016 LAVENDER LAW PHOTOS