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Category: Prima Facie

But, I’m on the Birth Certificate!

But, I’m on the Birth Certificate!  Why a Birth Certificate Alone Is Not Sufficient Protection for Your Legal Parentage Rights We hope you enjoy this latest installment of the LGBT Family Law Institute’s Blog. This piece is written by Amira Hasenbush, an attorney and member of the LGBT Family Law Institute.  A common misconception among LGBT parents […]

LGBT Parenthood: From the 1970’s to Today

We hope you enjoy this latest installment of the LGBT Family Law Institute’s Blog. This piece is written by Joyce Kauffman, an attorney and member of the LGBT Family Law Institute.  When I came out as lesbian to my mother in 1975, she told me, “The only thing that upsets me is that you’re depriving me of […]

Mindfulness and the Political Climate: Staying Sane in the Present Moment

We hope you enjoy this installment of the LGBT Family Law Institute’s Blog. This piece is written by Emily Doskow, an attorney and mediator in Oakland, California. Emily practices family law with a focus on LGBTQIA families. As the founder of Mindfulness Over Matters, Emily teaches mindfulness to law firms and legal organizations and coaches individuals in […]

FLI Provides Lawyers a Network for Resources, Growth, and Strategic Development

The LGBT Family Law Institute (FLI), a joint venture of the National LGBT Bar Association and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), has been cultivating a rich collection of resources for lawyers and people seeking legal services since its inception. Today, it boasts a membership of nearly 200 attorneys in 38 states across the […]

How to Make the Most of Your Lavender Law Experience

Michael Appel, who recently began working as a Manager on Google’s Corporate Communications Team, first attended the National LGBT Bar Association’s Annual Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair as a rising 2L. While there, he participated in the Career Fair and talked with his former internship employer, Chicago’s Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, and numerous […]

Are LGBT Families Different?

The National LGBT Bar Association is excited to begin a new blog series featuring members of the LGBT Family Law Institute. We are honored for our first post to feature a blog by Robin Fleischner, Attorney at Law.  Robin Fleischner, Esq. became an adoption attorney in 1986 as an outgrowth of adopting her two sons. […]

Berkeley Law Students Peacefully Protest the “Gay Blood Ban”

On April 5, law students Taylor Horn, David Nahmias, and Tyler Wolfe tabled to raise awareness of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) discriminatory ‘Gay Blood Ban’ at Berkeley Law’s first annual blood drive. The law students at Berkeley wrote the letter featured below and circulated it to all the faculty, staff, and students at […]

The LGBT Bar Launches Commit 2 Inclusion

  The National LGBT Bar Association is proud to launch our Commit 2 Inclusion campaign this month. Beginning today, we are circulating a petition to law schools around the nation, asking the legal education community to support diversity and inclusion and reject hate groups. The campaign recognizes that the rise of hate groups in our […]