of Los Angeles 

Mission Statement

In exercising our strength as a Bar Association, the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles strives to provide a strong leadership presence of and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in the legal profession and in the community at large, through education, legal advocacy, and participation in political and civic activities and social functions.

News and Events 

 LGBT Bar LA's 2018 Board of Governors

We are now accepting applications to the LGBT Bar LA Board of Governors for 2018!  The application is attached as a fillable form. The deadline for applications is November 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.  See below for details:

How to apply:

  • The deadline to apply is November 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m
  • Complete the fillable PDF/application here
  • E-mail your completed the application to

Here are some details:

  • Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • We have a volunteer board of up to 31 people. 
  • Board members serve two-year terms, on a calendar year cycle.
  • Board members serve on at least one committee and are expected to have an active and involved role in the organization, and ideally, take a leadership role in the committees.  
  • Committees range from judicial endorsements and amicus to planning MCLEs, social events, and our annual gala. 
  • More organizational information is on our website at

If you have any questions about board membership, please email  We look forward to receiving your application! 

Letter to Gov. Brown re CA Supreme Court Appointment

The LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles is proud to have joined recently with its sister LGBT Bar Associations throughout California in urging Governor Brown to appoint the first openly LGBT California Supreme Court Justice to fill the open seat created by the retirement last month of Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar. The joint letter to the Governor is attached here. We applaud the Governor’s continued commitment to appointing LGBT jurists to trial and appellate courts throughout the State.


Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40

Congratulations to LGBT Bar LA board members Shayla Myers (Past Co-President) and Kevin Minnick (Secretary) for being recognized by the National LGBT Bar Association in its “Class of 2017” of outstanding legal professionals under the age of 40. Each year, the National LGBT Bar recognizes LGBT legal professionals under the age of 40 “who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated profound commitment to LGBT equality.” Shayla and Kevin, along with all other awardees, were recognized at the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair on August 3, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. To see the full list of attorneys recognized this year, click here:

Upcoming Events

25 Oct 2017 6:00 PM • Springside Lounge at Spring Restaurant, 257 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
15 Nov 2017 6:00 PM • Los Angeles County Law Library, 301 W. First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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