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LGBT Interests

Purpose

The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Interests Group has a dual-fold purpose.  First, the group will work to strengthen the profession by creating an environment where LGBT legal professionals can grow and succeed to their full potential.  Second, the group 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 group will achieve these aims through a combination of educational programming, community engagement, and network development.

 

 

Gerhardstein and Branch LGBT Legal Advocacy Award

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.

Past Recipients

2018- Scott E. Knox, Esq.

2017- Robert "Bob" Laufman, Esq. & Kathy Laufman

2016- Alphonse A. Gerhardstein, Esq. & Jennifer L. Branch, Esq.