Academic Advisory Committee

The National LGBT Bar Association’s Academic Advisory Committee is responsible for developing the academic component of the LGBT Bar’s Annual Conference and Career Fair’s programming. The working group is led by Professor Julie Greenberg. If you would like to join the Academic Advisory Committee, please contact us at

Julie Greenberg

Professor Julie Greenberg

Professor Julie Greenberg is an internationally recognized expert on the legal issues relating to gender identity and intersexuality. Her path-breaking work on gender identity has been cited by a number of state and federal courts, as well as courts in

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Liz Glazer

Professor Elizabeth M. Glazer

Professor Elizabeth M. Glazer is an Associate Professor of Law at Hofstra University Law School and the Co-director of the Hofstra LGBT Rights Fellowship. She received B.A. and M.A. degrees in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. Pro

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Estate Planning Group

The National LGBT Bar Association’s Estate Planning Group was developed as a forum for practitioners to solicit and offer advice on a wide range of estate planning and tax issues. The working group is led by Pat Cain.  If you would like to join the Estate Planning group, please contact us at


Patricia Cain

Patricia Cain is the Inez Mabie Distinguished Professor of Law at Santa Clara Law. Before joining the SCU faculty in 2007, she served as Vice Provost and Aliber Family Chair in Law at the University of Iowa.She was a member of the faculty the Universit

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Government Attorneys Working Group

The National LGBT Bar Association’s Government Attorneys Group was established in late 2008 to advance LGBT equality through and within the new administration. The working group is led by Shelby Stuntz.  If you would like to join the Government Attorneys Working group, please contact us at


Shelby Stuntz

Shelby Stuntz is a staff attorney with the Office of Associate Chief Counsel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Long Beach, California. Shelby received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kalamazoo College and her Juris Doctorate from Thomas J

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Law Firm Counsel

The National LGBT Bar Association is currently developing a practice group for law firm counsel. To become a member of this practice group, please contact Laura Maechtlen.

Laura Maechtlen

Laura Maechtlen

Laura Maechtlen is a former Past President of the LGBT Bar Board of Directors. She joined the LGBT Bar Board of Directors as the affiliate representative for Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays and Lesbians in 2004. She has assumed responsibili

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Financial Regulation and Reform Working Group

This group’s mission is the education of the National LGBT Bar Association’s members regarding developments in the regulatory landscape governing financial markets and market participants, including lenders, broker-dealers, investment advisory firms, issuers and consumers. Specifically, the group will:

  • Monitor litigation and federal and state legislation affecting the markets and financial institutions and provide updates on pertinent regulatory and case law developments;
  • facilitate educational, professional development and networking opportunities for the LGBT Bar members through presentations by knowledgeable speakers and other events;
  • study and analyze the legal regulatory implications of the recent financial crisis, especially as they relate uniquely to LGBT communities and effective client representation;
  • provide information and analyses to the LGBT Bar Executive Director and other Association leaders on legal and policy issues relating to the financial crisis.


Please e-mail us at to be added to this listserv.