The LGBT BAR ASSOCIATION  
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 

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.

LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles Congratulates Judge Luis Lavin, the First Openly Gay Judge Appointed to the California Court of Appeals, Second District 

The LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles congratulates the Honorable Luis Lavin on his appointment to the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three, in Los Angeles.  If confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments, Judge Lavin will become the first openly gay Justice to serve on the Second District Court of Appeal, and only the third openly gay appellate Justice in California history.  Judge Lavin has served with distinction on the Los Angeles County Superior Court since 2001.  LGBT Bar LA salutes Governor Jerry Brown for this historic appointment, and for his continued commitment to diversity on the California bench.

See Governor Brown's Announcement here. 

Upcoming events

18 Feb 2016 6:00 PM (PST) • Andaz Hotel - 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
18 Mar 2016 7:00 PM (PDT) • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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

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