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2021 Annual Lavender Law®
Conference & Career Fair

Los Angeles, CA

July 28-30, 2021

We host the largest LGBTQ+ legal conference in the country,
with over 1700 attendees attending annually.

LGBT Bar 2019 Annual Report

LGBT Bar 2019 Annual Report

This annual report describes the LGBT Bar’s efforts over the past year to provide our members and our community the resources, actions, and support needed to promote LGBTQ+ equality across the legal profession in the fiscal year of 2019.

How We Support our Members:

Since 1989, we have been the legal voice of the LGBTQ+ community. With over 1700 members,
we are the largest LGBT Bar and Ally Lawyer association in the country.

  • Group of People

    Access to Clients

    Every working professional understands the need for a strong network of industry relationships.

  • Briefcase

    Access to Talent / Jobs

    We work to provide access to top talent and jobs within the LGBT and ally legal community.

  • Books

    Access to Information

    Information sharing is an essential part of staying ahead in the legal profession.

  • Scales of Justice

    Advocate for Equality Within the Legal Profession

    All people within the legal profession should be equal, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity & expression.

  • Hands Shake

    Shared Identity & Values

    Shared values are what brings us together as a community of legal practitioners.

  • Heart

    Access to Pro Bono Work

    Oftentimes our members seek pro bono work where they can advocate for causes that are important to them.

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isit lgbtbar.org/gethelp for resources on how to find an LGBTQ+-friendly attorney.

Prima Facie

Paula M. Neira

SERVING HER COUNTRY AND HER COMMUNITIES Paula M. Neira holds both a law degree and a nursing degree, but she didn’t grow up thinking she’d be interested in either field. Neira graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1985 and served primarily as a surface warfare officer until 1991, when she came to terms […]

Debra Zepeda

Sometimes, life doesn’t always go according to plan. Debra Zepeda can certainly attest to this, having grown up most of her early life imagining she would become an engineer. Today, she’s an attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner practicing patent law.  Throughout her life, Debra was always drawn to building and fixing things, figuring out […]

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