Newly Formed LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin to Hold First Events

by | Oct 6, 2014 | 0 comments

Madison, Wisconsin— October 6, 2014 — Over the past few months, a committee of attorneys from across the state have come together to establish the LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin. Having officially formed a non-profit corporation, the Association is now welcoming new members and holding events in Milwaukee and Madison.

“The LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin will serve a number of purposes. Perhaps the most important is to highlight issues of law and justice that impact the diverse LGBT community throughout the state,” said the association’s president Danielle Bailey of Cross Law Firm, S.C., in Milwaukee. “Our long term goals include establishing educational initiatives, training programs, and collaboration with other organizations that have similar principles.”

Benefits of Membership

Membership in the LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin is open to LGBT individuals and allies who are practicing and non-practicing lawyers, judges, law educators, government officials, law students, and other legal professionals who reside, work, hold a law license, or attend law school in Wisconsin. Association members will enjoy increased visibility via social and professional networking opportunities, low cost and free continuing legal education credits, and the opportunity to be a part of a ground-breaking organization engaging the legal community and the public at large on important LGBT issues.

Upcoming Events

The LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin’s inaugural event will be held on Friday, October 10th, 2014, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Hamilton in Milwaukee. In anticipation of National Coming Out Day on Saturday, October 11th, the event’s theme is Come Out and Meet the Bar. The event is sponsored by Foley & Lardner and Clark Hill, and those who sign up for membership will receive complimentary drink tickets. RSVPs may be made to lgbtbarwi@gmail.com or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/come-out-to-meet-the-bar-tickets-13161100205.

The Association intends to hold events on the second Friday of each month in Milwaukee, Madison, and beyond. Martin Price of First American Title serves as Chair of the Events Committee for the Western District, which will cover functions in Madison. Next month on November 14th, there will be an informal happy hour gathering in Madison at the Shamrock Bar and Grille, one of the city’s best known LGBT establishments. “Our first event will be in Milwaukee and the second in Madison,” said Mr. Price, “but we hope to enlist legal professionals from all parts of the state. This is an exciting new venture to reach LGBT individuals and address the legal issues that affect us most, and we want cast our net as wide as possible.”

For more information:
lgbtbarwi@gmail.com
http://www.lgbtbarwi.org
http://www.facebook.com/lgbtbarwi

Article Tags

Out Health
Quartz

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Quartz

Latest News

Reflective Learning

Reflective Learning

Pandemic Learning Tutors founder Kristin Kiley is turning her own educational obstacles into tools that she can use to help students see themselves in someone who has succeeded.

Latest News

VIEW ALL LATEST NEWS

Atlas Counseling
Forward Fertility
Vivent Health - PrEP
All of Us campaign
Quigley

Events

SUBMIT AN EVENT

Fri 26

PRISM peer support group (16-26)

February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 27

International Festival

February 27 @ 10:00 am - March 5 @ 11:59 pm
Sat 27

Exploring Voice Feminization – Workshops

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

VIEW ALL EVENTS

Jobs

SUBMIT A JOB POSTING

[jobs show_filters=”false” per_page=5]

VIEW ALL JOBS

Popular Tags

Pin It on Pinterest