2019 LGBT+ Forum

New York Pride

New York Pride


LGBT+ litigators, allies, and others interested in LGBT+ legal issues will not want to miss the Section's second LGBT+ Forum, which will take place April 30-May 1, 2019, at the New York Marriott Marquis in the heart of Times Square.

Held in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, the conference features two plenary programs and three breakout sessions addressing both litigation and career-development topics. One plenary, "LGBT+ Issues in a Post-Kennedy World", will address the future of LGBT+ litigation in the United States Supreme Court. The second will discuss the impact of Stonewall on the LGBT+ movement, including civil rights litigation. Attendees can select three breakout sessions on topics such as surviving and thriving as LGBT+ litigators, transgender advocacy, family formation, and the use of LGBT+-inclusive language in the law. Registration includes an evening reception, and attendees can choose to participate in organized dine-arounds and purchase tickets to the closing luncheon. We look forward to welcoming you in New York City as we learn from national experts and network with LGBT+ lawyers and allies from around the country!

For more information about the Forum, please contact Antoinette Tanner at or 312-988-5710.


Register Online Now

If you encounter difficulty trying to register for the meeting online, don’t stress!  You have other options: Register over the phone by calling Antoinette Tanner at 312-988-5710; or mail the completed paper form per the attached instructions. For data privacy reasons, please do not email credit card information to Section of Litigation staff. Please allow up to 7 business days for processing.

Attendee Roster

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Onsite Guide

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New York Marriott Marquis - 1535 Broadway - New York, NY 10036

New York Marriott Marquis - 1535 Broadway - New York, NY 10036

Hotel Information

The deadline to book in our hotel block has been extended to Tuesday, 4/16. But don’t wait. Book now!

Individuals are responsible for making their own travel accommodations. A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate of $334, plus 14.75% tax for single/double rooms. The deadline for room reservations at the discounted rate is Monday, April 8, 2019. All reservations are subject to availability. To reserve your room, use the direct link below or call 212-398-1900 and reference the ABA Section of Litigation 2019 LGBT+ Forum. Cancellation Policy: Individuals with guaranteed reservations must cancel their reservations 24 hours prior to the scheduled day of arrival to avoid a one-night cancellation charge.

Hotel Reservation Link

Forum Sponsors

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Law Firm Sponsorship Information

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Corporate Sponsorship/Exhibitor Information

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CLE Information

The ABA will seek 5.5 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 6.6 hours of CLE credit for this program in 50-minute states, including 3.75 hours of elimination of bias CLE credit in 60-minute states and 4.5 hours of elimination of bias CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state's approval and credit rounding rules. Please visit for general information on CLE at the ABA.

Cancellations and Substitutions 

Registration cancellations must be made in writing by Wednesday, April 17, 2019 and are subject to a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be provided for requests made after this date. Registrants who do not cancel before Wednesday, April 17, 2019 and who do not attend will receive a copy of the program materials after the Forum. Written substitutions will be permitted until Wednesday, April 24, 2019. After this date, substitutions must be made onsite. Substitutions are not permitted once a registrant has registered onsite or the Forum has occurred. Only the substitute will be eligible for CLE credit. The substitute and original registrant must work out the payment between themselves.

Please submit all written requests to Antoinette Tanner at The ABA reserves the right to cancel any programs and assumes no responsibility for personal expenses. Please contact Antoinette Tanner at 312-988-5710 with any questions.