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 



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:

Judicial Appointment Workshop

Date:  Monday, August 14, 2017

Time:   6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: Private Home in Hancock Park (address provided upon registration)

Governor Brown announced his intention to fill all judicial vacancies before the end of his term, and his desire for diverse candidates. This workshop will lay out the judicial appointment process, including timing and the application itself. Attendees will meet with sitting LGBT judges to discuss their paths to the bench. We will also discuss our association's endorsement process, and recap the many  LGBT endorsees since appointed to the bench, most recently including Judge May. Additional details to follow. For more information and/or to RSVP contact

Upcoming Events

23 Aug 2017 7:00 PM • Sylmar - Home of Wilson Bell
27 Aug 2017 4:00 PM • STAPLES Center, Los Angeles
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