LGBT Family Law Institute® Programs & Schedule:
The Family Law Institute®, a joint venture of the LGBT Bar and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, allows experienced LGBT family law practitioners to share collective wisdom and to discuss cutting-edge legal strategies for representing members of the LGBT community on such matters as family creation, assisted reproductive technology, ethics, interstate and international parentage issues, estate planning, collaborative law, transgender issues, dissolution of relationships, and elder law.
In order to create an environment where there can be a free flow of information, the meetings are closed and are not recorded. Registration is limited to 125 participants whose work history qualifies them as seasoned attorneys.
Institute sessions are not formal lectures, but rather are structured to encourage participation from everyone in attendance. Further, the LGBT Family Law Institute gives participants an opportunity to network with lawyers from other states in order to build a cadre of family law practitioners throughout the country.
To guarantee that the discourse remains at a high level, and to ensure that all participants are able to contribute meaningfully to the conversation, we are asking that interested parties submit the following application:
Current members of the Family Law Institute® will be given priority access to the annual summer institute meeting. If you are a current member, please register for the annual meeting here. Within one business day of submitting a form, a staff member of the LGBT Bar will reach out to you with the FLI registration code. You can then register for the overall conference (a requirement to attend FLI) here.
If you are not a current member, there is a more rigorous path to attendance. To begin the application process, please complete and submit the online application. The Membership Committee Chair of the LGBT Family Law Institute® (FLI) will then review your application, conduct an interview with you, and make a decision regarding your attendance. Should you be accepted, you will be notified via email and receive the FLI registration code. Once you receive the code, please register for the LGBT Bar’s 2019 Annual Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair as an FLI attendee using the FLI code.
Please contact Mari Nemec at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 637-7661 if you have any questions.
Applicants will be selected based on their experience with LGBT family creation, protection, and dissolution. Applicants should have familiarity with these issues and may be asked to provide evidence describing their familiarity with LGBT family law.
Please stay tuned for the 2019 schedule.