LGBT Bar LA Law Student Center
In an effort to help LGBT Law Students adapt to the rigors of law school life, to positively reinforce their position within our community and to assist them in succeeding as practicing attorneys, LGBT Bar LA created the Law Student Center. The LGBT Bar LA Law Student Center is an easily accessible portal for information, educational pursuits and networking. The Center provides valuable information, opportunities and activities specifically geared to the needs of LGBT students in every phase of their law school education. The Board of Governors and many other LGBT Bar LA members (including lawyers and judicial officers) regularly make themselves available to LGBT Bar LA's law student members in an effort to bridge the gap between enthusiastic learners and committed, working legal professionals.
If you are considering attending law school, we offer guidance, advice and a variety of local, state and national resources to assist you in making that all important decision. For more immediate help with deciding if law school is for you go to: LSAC – Law School Admission Council at: www.lsac.org
Mentorship ProgramWilliam J. Clayton Mentorship Program
LGBT Bar LA's Mentorship Program is dedicated to the memory of our longtime friend and LGBT Bar LA pioneer William J. Clayton and will be known as the William J. Clayton Mentorship Program. The program is designed to connect volunteer, licensed attorneys with interested students to provide directed career guidance and mentorship.
Founded in 2002, the purpose of the Mentorship Program is to facilitate mentor/mentee relationships between LGBT Bar LA member attorneys and LGBT Bar LA law student members.
We seek LGBT attorneys in the community to serve as mentors for LGBT Bar LA's law student members. Our mentors provide advice, counsel, and guidance to law students and, thereby, contribute to the development of a strong LGBT legal community. Ideally, mentors will be able to serve as an ongoing resource for any students to which they are assigned. Mentors provide invaluable advice and encouragement as their law student/mentees progress toward a career in the law.
Mentors must be members of LGBT Bar LA in good standing and attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of California. Judicial officers or retired attorneys who were once licensed to practice law in the State of California are also eligible to serve as mentors. We are particularly interested in recruiting more female lawyers to pair with law students, given the large number of interested female law students.
The application for the William J. Clayton Mentorship Program will go live on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.