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 

Restore Honor, Restore Dignity: Updating Certificates of Release or Discharge for LGBT veterans

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 10:00am - 11:30am PST

The American Bar Association, in conjunction with OUTSERVE, presents a FREE webinar to train attorneys on how to help LBGT veterans change name and gender markers on military records and LBG veterans who were discharged under Don't Ask Don't Tell and prior policies remove evidence of those offensive policies from their discharge paperwork.

Click here for more information  Click here to register.

LGBT Bar LA Stands With Orlando  

The LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles is heartbroken at the recent tragedy in Orlando. We honor the victims, the survivors and their families, and recognize the loss that the people of Florida are suffering, particularly the LGBT and Latino communities. We stand with all people of good conscience, from all faiths and no faith, to denounce hate and violence in all its forms. This is a time of coming together, not retribution.

Despite the tremendous progress that our community has made, we still face the violence that far too many LGBT people suffer, whether here or abroad. However, we are neither diminished nor defeated. On the very morning that we awoke to this terrible news, we stood up in the way that our community has for decades and walked in the LA Pride Parade. We marched with pride, we marched for equality, and we marched in honor of those who could not march with us.

If you wish to take action to support the Orlando victims and/or their families, please consider making a donation to

Welcome to the new LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles!  

At a special meeting of the members of the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles on October 13, 2015, the membership overwhelmingly voted to change the name of LGLA to the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles.  

This change has been a long time coming.  The new name, approved with overwhelming support from the Board of Governors and the membership, reflects the organization's commitment to ensuring that it represents and is welcoming and supportive of trans and bisexual attorneys and members of our community.  It also represents a shift in recognizing, not only the need to visibly and fundamentally include the trans community and bisexuals in the group, but also LGBT Bar LA's role as a formal bar association in the greater Los Angeles legal community. 

Want to be a part of LGBT Bar LA? 

Visit our Member Services tab above for information on the benefits of joining LGBT Bar LA and to join or renew your membership today.


Upcoming events

26 Oct 2016 7:00 PM (PDT) • TBD

CALIFORNIA LGBT BAR COALITION Releases Groundbreaking Report on LGBT Inequality in the Courts.  Read Press Release here  

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