ATTN: LGBT LAW STUDENTS The LGBT Bar of NY, LeGaL, is seeking candidates for the two positions of Law Student Liaisons to the LeGaL Board of Directors! This is a great opportunity to have an impact in the LGBT community, contribute to the growth of our...read more
LeGaL, The LGBT Bar of New York has filed a lawsuit in the Probate and Family Court Department of the Trial Court for Massachusetts on behalf of a New York non-biological/non-adoptive mother, “Monica,” who has not seen her child in more than a year and fears permanent...read more
In light of recent sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, LeGaL, The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, is calling for the Senate Judiciary Committee to postpone its Thursday confirmation vote. The allegations of sexual...read more
The Judicial Screening Panel of The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL) is pleased to announce its ratings for candidates in contested primaries in the following upcoming September 13 primary elections: Kings County Civil Court (Countywide), Kings County...read more
Today, LeGaL Board Member Kristen Browde, testified before the Weschester County Board of Legislators in support of a ban on so-called “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth. “If you think ‘conversion therapy’ is not a #Westchester problem, you’re wrong. If you do a...read more
Thank you to all the amazing LeGaL members, volunteers, staff, and board members who joined us for the National LGBT Bar Assocation’s 2018 Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair from August 8–10 at the Marriott Marquis in NYC. Here were just some highlights. Developing...read more
WIN for LGBT Families: N.Y. Appellate Division Remands Gunn v. Hamilton for Equitable Estoppel Hearing in Co-Parent Contest
By Brett Figlewski, Legal Director of The LGBT Bar Association. This article appears in the Summer Issue of LGBT Law Notes, the most comprehensive monthly publication covering the latest legal and legislative developments, here and abroad. Subscribe: After many months...read more
by Emma Buzbee, LeGaL Foundation Intern “LeGaL, operates several legal clinics throughout the metropolitan area, and the Tuesday Night Clinic in Manhattan is its heart.” They wait outside the door and nervously tap their feet or reread the stacks of documents they...read more
LeGaL supports proposed NYSED rule to significantly strengthen the rights of trans and gender-nonconforming students
This week, LeGaL, LGBT Bar NY, submitted comments to the NYS Education Department regarding their emergency regulation. The policy strengthens transgender and gender-nonconforming students’ rights under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). As an organization that...read more
By Professor Arthur S. Leonard. This article appeared in LGBT Bar NY’s LGBT Law Notes. Subscribe here! Austria — Austria’s Constitutional Court ruled on June 15, in an opinion released on June 29 (G 77/2018), that individuals who reject the gender binary are entitled...read more
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