LGBT Interests Committee


The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Interests Committee has a dual-fold purpose.  First, the committee will work to strengthen our profession by creating an environment where LGBT legal professionals can grow and succeed to their full potential.  Second, the committee will work to strengthen our community by improving access to high quality legal services tailored to the unique needs of LGBT individuals and families.  The committee will achieve these aims through a combination of educational programming, community engagement, and network development.

Gerhardstein and Branch LGBT Legal Advocacy Award

Nomination Form

The CBA LGBT Interests group created the Gerhardstein and Branch LGBT Legal Advocacy Award in honor of area practitioners, Alphonse A. Gerhardstein and Jennifer L. Branch, whose support of LGBT rights has been monumental both locally and nationally. The Gerhardstein and Branch LGBT Legal Advocacy Award is an annual recognition given to area practitioners furthering the cause of LGBT rights in celebration of National LGBT Pride Month.

We encourage you to nominate a colleague who is deserving of this prestigious award.  Please answer the questions listed in the nomination form and mail or e-mail nominations NO LATER THAN APRIL 30, 2018 to: The Cincinnati Bar Association, Attn: LGBT Legal Advocacy Awards, 225 East Sixth Street, Second Floor, Cincinnati, OH  45202. E-Mail: The Award will be presented at the June 22nd LGBT Pride Month Social.

A Message from the Chair

Joshua R. Langdon

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the LGBT Interests Committee.  Our activities are guided by our Purpose stated above.  Our quarterly meetings provide the opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and learn about emerging (and sometimes existing) issues in the law related to LGBT concerns.  We have an exciting year planned.  Our Summer CLE will discuss employment issues for LGBT individuals.  Additionally, we will participate in community service events as opportunities arise.  As a new committee, there are plenty of opportunities for you to become involved.  You could attend a meeting, plan an event, or anything in between.  Please take a look through our page, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Joshua R. Langdon - Wood & Lamping LLP
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