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.
Nearly 400 candidates and over 170 recruiters representing law firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations interested in diversity were present at the 2015 career fair in Chicago.
- Candidates are encouraged to discuss their identity and their aspirations to become part of a bias-free work environment.
- Sponsors are encouraged to take this opportunity to showcase their diversity efforts to top level law students and lateral candidates from around the country.
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.
In conjunction with the Lavender Law® Career Fair, students will have the opportunity to meet on-site with legal career service professionals. These legal career counselors are qualified to provide students with advice on resume, cover letter, and interviewing. Further, these counselors all have significant workplace experience in various legal sectors, including LGBT advocacy groups, big firms, and the government.
How will it work and how do I sign up for appointments?
When students check-in at registration, they may sign up for a scheduled appointment. Each of the scheduled appointments will be 30 minutes in length.
Some counselors will also be available on a walk-in basis for quick questions you may have in connection with the career fair itself.
Only law firms that have a non-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity/expression are eligible to recruit at the Career Fair.
Membership in the National LGBT Bar Association is open to all lawyers, legal professionals, law students and other individuals in the legal profession without regard to age, race, religion, gender, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
The Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair actively seeks the involvement of individuals from every segment of the legal community, and particularly welcomes the participation of people of color, transgender persons and persons with disabilities.