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Become a Member of the National LGBT Bar Association

Membership in LGBT Bar is open to all legal professionals and law students without regard to age, race, religion, gender, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity. The LGBT Bar actively seeks the involvement of individuals from every segment of our diverse community, and particularly welcomes the participation of people of color and persons with disabilities.

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Membership Benefits

  • Receive Breaking News

    Members receive not only the LGBT e-newsletter, but also news alerts and invitations targeted by geographic region and practice area.

  • Build Relationships

    The National LGBT Bar Association maintains various resources, including directories and listserves, intended to help members build the relationships they need to succeed. These programs include the Directory of LGBT Law Partners and LGBT-Owned Firms, the Same-Sex Tax Issues listserve, the Estate Planning listserve, the Law Professor and Legal Scholars Working Group, the LGBT Family Law Institute, the Transgender Law Institute and others.

  • Outstanding CLE at a Reasonable Cost

    As a member, you will receive discounted registration to attend the annual Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair, which includes over 30 workshops available for continuing legal education (CLE) credit in approved jurisdictions. The LGBT Bar periodically offers video and audio programs available for CLE credit in approved jurisdictions.

  • Access our Job Board

    The National LGBT Bar Association’s Job Board allows LGBT legal professionals and law students to connect with employers interested in LGBT diversity.

  • Connect with Friends and Colleagues

    National LGBT Bar Association events like the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair, the Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award receptions and the Allies for Justice Award reception provide a unique networking opportunity for LGBT legal professionals and law students.

  • Participate on our Board of Directors Committees and Working Groups

    One of the many benefits of an LGBT Bar membership is the opportunity to actively participate on our Board of Directors. Volunteering on a committee is a great way to join colleagues with whom you share interests and work responsibilities. Committee work provides an ideal way to get involved in the work of the LGBT Bar as well as opportunities for networking and for sharing information, ideas and best practices.


Membership Rates

Membership Levels Yearly Dues*
Law Student $40
Young Lawyer, less than 10 years in the profession $50
Professional: Income under $60,000 $100
Professional: Income $60,000-$120,000 $150
Professional: Income $120,000-$180,000 $200
Professional: Income $180,000-$250,000 $250
Professional: Income over $250,000 $300
Retired $50

*The National LGBT Bar Association is a non-profit trade association exempt from income tax pursuant to Internal Code Section 501(c)(6). Based upon our estimate of lobbying expenditures, we estimate that 10% of your dues are non-deductible.

Special Discount for Members of LGBT Bar Affiliates!

  • Members of LGBT Bar Affiliates may join the LGBT Bar or renew their membership dues at 50% off the standard dues ratePlease contact your affiliate for the discount code.

If you do not know your LGBT Bar username, you can request it by emailing Passwords cannot be provided by LGBT Bar staff, but may be reset on the Log In page.

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