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Lavender Law 365® is an LGBTQ+ inclusion coaching and consulting program from the National LGBT Bar Association available for law ﬁrms, law schools, and companies. The comprehensive training is customized in discussion with organizational leadership to support the implementation of best practice standards for LGBTQ+ equity. Lavender Law 365® brings the LGBT Bar’s expertise right to you to help foster a more knowledgeable and supportive LGBTQ+ inclusive environment, where legal organizations gain the beneﬁts of having a truly diverse talent pool.
Who is Lavender Law 365® for?
We frequently hear from law firm associates and even partners who do not feel like they can be their authentic selves at work for fear of loss of promotion and other opportunities. Hiding who you are at work comes at a cost to health, wellbeing, and the business bottom line.
Does your law firm offer fully-inclusive benefits to LGBTQ+ employees? Do your decisionmakers and HR have the most cutting-edge LGBTQ+ policies and practices at their fingertips? Are you tracking LGBTQ+ identity along with other diversity? Are your hiring efforts yielding results or could you be missing LGBTQ+ talent? Is everyone on staff trained on terminology and etiquette to appropriately interact with transgender and nonbinary colleagues or clients? Are openly LGBTQ+ employees empowered to take action within your firm or feeling burdened and tokenized? We are ready to work with you to help you be a leader in LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace.
- Best practices for transgender and nonbinary inclusion in the legal profession
- Techniques for attracting, recruiting, and retaining the full spectrum of diverse LGBTQ+ talent
- Familiarity and practice for a full range of employees in LGBTQ+ terminology and workplace etiquette
- The most cutting-edge LGBTQ+ policies and procedures for HR and decisionmakers from restroom facility use to pronouns in e-signatures to self-ID to parity in benefits
- Empowerment for employee resource groups to take action within your firm
- Ethical considerations for attorneys on the sensitivities and best practices skills of working with LGBTQ+ clients
It is our mission at the Bar to promote justice and equality for all LGBTQ+ people in the legal profession, and we are thrilled to play a role in helping your law firm, company, or law school obtain a Lavender Law 365® certification in LGBTQ+ inclusion.
Watch the Lavender Law 365® program announcement at the annual conference.
Hear From Industry Experts
Jim Leipold | Executive Director, National Association for Law Placement
Bendita Cynthia Malakia | Senior Inclusion Manager, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Are you Lavender Law 365® Certified?
All organizations which complete the Lavender Law 365® program will be certified by the LGBT Bar and authorized to use the Lavender Law 365® certification stamp.
Deputy Program Officer
M. Dru Levasseur, Esq. is a high-energy presenter, leading advisor, and seasoned strategist with extensive experience in law, advocacy, consulting, philanthropy, and community organizing within the LGBTQ+ equality movement.
“A huge thank you to Dru Levasseur and the National LGBT Bar for presenting to our law school on gender identity… Dru and the National LGBT Bar have continued to be a valuable resource and partner in our DEI efforts.”
Deb Edwards: Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Seton Hall Law School
“We invited Dru to our agency to present on critical issues dealing with LGBT inclusion and cultural competency. Dru engaged our dynamic staff from various backgrounds and captured our attention with his passionate and thorough presentation. The best part of Dru’s presentation was that it was heart-felt, genuine and extremely informative without the feel of being lectured at. Thanks to Dru, Breaking Ground has strengthened its commitment towards educating staff and keeping employees abreast of this particular and developing field of social justice. Lavender Law 365® enabled Breaking Ground to start a much needed dialogue on how we can provide better support to the LGBT community and become better allies.”
Shulamis Lieber, LCSW: Program Director, Breaking Ground
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Interested in learning more about Lavender Law 365®?
Contact us today to learn how Lavender Law 365® will be customized for your law firm, company, or law school. We’ll work with you to achieve the type of culture change necessary for LGBTQ+ inclusion.