Recent Practice Points

Johns Hopkins Hospital Opens Center for Transgender Health

By Mark Hamby – April 15, 2017 | The hospital stated it strongly and unambiguously supports the LGBT community.

Anti-Gay Workplace Discrimination Illegal under Federal Law

By Mark Hamby – April 14, 2017 | Sexual orientation is protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Recent Articles

Law Firm Data Suggests Continuing Challenges for LGBT Lawyers

By J. Dalton Courson – April 30, 2017 | Individual attorneys are less likely to identify as LGBT than adults in the general public.

Looking Grimm for Transgender Students?

By Andrew Piltser Cowan – April 12, 2017 | An analysis of the summary disposition in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board.

Sound Advice Podcasts

Being a Successful Out Attorney

By Gerald L. Shoemaker, Jr. | This Sound Advice focuses on the various ways LGBTQ attorneys can use diversity as a positive in practice and life. (7:33 min)

Understanding and Addressing Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias is a major problem within the legal profession, hurting diversity and reducing opportunities for and retention of diverse lawyers. According to a recent survey of lawyers by Bloomberg Law, unconscious bias was ranked the #1 challenge to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. How does it work? How can you spot it? What can you do about it? Join our panel of experts in the field to better understand and learn strategies for confronting unconscious bias. (60:44 min.)

LGBT Law & Litigators

Learn how to get involved with the LGBT Law & Litigator Committee and maximize your Section membership!