Become a Member

Become a Member of the National LGBT Bar Association.

It’s Quick, Easy and Secure.

LGBT Bar membership 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.

Membership Benefits

  • Receive Breaking News

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

  • Build Relationships

    The LGBT Bar maintains various resources, including directories and online community platforms, intended to help members build the relationships they need to succeed. These communities include Family Law, Trust & Estate Planning, Law Professors and Legal Scholars, Patent Law, and Corporate Counsel.

  • 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 40 workshops available for continuing legal education (CLE) credit in approved jurisdictions. The LGBT Bar also periodically offers video and audio programs available for CLE credit.

  • Access our Job Board

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

  • Connect with and Celebrate Friends and Colleagues

    The LGBT Bar hosts events like the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair, Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award receptions and the Allies for Justice Award receptions, which provide unique opportunities to honor esteemed colleagues and network with LGBTQ+ legal professionals and law students.

  • Participate in our Committees and Working Groups

    One of the many benefits of an LGBT Bar membership is the opportunity to be part of the action! Volunteering on a committee or working group 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 LevelsYearly Dues*
Law Student$40
Young Lawyer, less than 5 years in the profession$50
Professional: 5 – 10 years in the profession$100
Professional: 10+ years in the profession$200
Professional: Other legal professional$200
Family Law InstituteUsual LGBT Bar Membership dues + additional FLI dues.**

*The National LGBT Bar Association is a non-profit trade association exempt from income tax pursuant to Internal Code Section 501(c)(6).
**FLI dues are based on income: Income level $30,000 to $50,000 has a dues rate of $35.00. Income level $50,000 to $70,000 has a dues rate of $50.00. Income level of over $75,000 has a dues rate of $75.00. Income level of under $30,000 has a dues rate of $20.00. Please contact Judi O’Kelley at if you have any questions or concerns regarding becoming an FLI member or FLI dues.

Special Discount for Members of LGBT Bar Affiliates!

Members of the LGBT Bar’s 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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