Baine Kerr & Matt Delgado, Co-Chairs
Identifies opportunities for amicus filings and coordinates drafting and filing of amicus briefs and communications with other LGBT organizations regarding such activities.
Responsible for site selection, planning, logistics, and execution of Annual Awards Gala, including speakers, honorees, guests, volunteers, décor, pre-dinner reception, menu selections, entertainment and scholarship presentations.
Ajay Kusnoor, Chair
Recruits and develops new executive committee and board members and coordinates long-term planning for LGBT Bar LA.
Eryk Escobar, Chair
Responsible for the development and maintenance of LGBT Bar LA website, online membership portal, membership directory, email service and association marketing materials.
Nancy Ashjian, Chair
Manages all LGBT Bar LA's finances in coordination with association's accountant.
Mark A. Lemke, Chair
Responsible for evaluating and/or supporting qualified, non-partisan candidates for judicial office and for making endorsement recommendations to the Board of Governors for consideration and vote. LGBT Bar LA endorses candidates as "qualified," rather than ranking them as "exceptionally/well/qualified."
To apply for judicial appointment, please click here: https://govnews.ca.gov/s_judicialappointments.php
To request LGBT Bar LA's endorsement, please contact the committee here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Law Students/Young Lawyers
Joseph Iniguez, Chair
Develops and implements activities related to law student members, including the mentorship program, the annual law student reception, career day visits, and other student events, and promoting and coordinating submissions and presenting the Annual Donald L. Snow Scholarship Award. Provides an outlet for new LGBT California Bar admittees to network with other young lawyers, an accessible link for career advice and an exchange of information on legal career trends, advice, ideas, MCLE and achieving a life/work balance.