Family Law Institute

National Center for Lesbian Rights
The National LGBT Bar Association

The LGBT Family Law Institute®, a joint venture of the LGBT Bar and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, allows experienced LGBTQ+ family law practitioners to share collective wisdom and to discuss cutting-edge legal strategies for representing members of the LGBT community. If you are a member of the Family Law Institute, please CLICK HERE to sign into your member community platform.

Become a member of the LGBT Family Law Institute® today! Members of FLI must become members of the National LGBT Bar Association. After applying to become a LGBT Family Law Institute® member and a member of the LGBT Bar, you will be contacted for an interview before your membership is confirmed. Please contact Mari Nemec at mari@lgbtbar.org if you have any questions regarding the membership process.

Bill Singer, past director of the Family Law Institute, talks with Deborah Wald.
Bill Singer, past director of the Family Law Institute, talks with Deborah Wald.
Building Bridges: Manuel Rodenas of Madrid, Spain, attends the 2012 Family Law Institute in Washington, DC.
Building Bridges: Manuel Rodenas of Madrid, Spain, attends the 2012 Family Law Institute in Washington, DC.

The Family Law Institute® was founded in 2009 and meets every year at the LGBT Bar’s annual Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair. In addition, all members are invited to an email listserv in which they can ask questions, give advice and simply communicate with fellow members. 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.

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

Family creation
Assisted reproductive technology
Ethics
Interstate and international parentage issues
Estate planning
Collaborative law
Transgender issues
Dissolution of relationships
Elder law
Domestic Violence
LGBTQ Youth

FAMILY LAW INSTITUTE® GOVERNANCE:

Executive Committee: Tiffany Palmer (director)
Membership Committee Chair: Alana Chazan
Program Committee Chair: Rebecca Levin
Communications Committee Chair: Deb Guston
International Committee Chair: William Singer

For information about regional meetings, recent litigation and other Family Law Institute® resources, please use the navigation bar at the top of the page.