The National LGBT Bar Association Seeks Nominees for 2013 Awards

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by Lauren Gutterman


The National LGBT Bar Association Seeks Nominees for 2013 Awards

Each year, the National LGBT Bar Association recognizes individuals for their extraordinary contributions to the struggle for LGBT equality throughout the legal profession. This year, the LGBT Bar wants your help in identifying the legal professionals most deserving of our highest honors. Please take a moment to review the descriptions below and nominate an individual (or individuals, if for a group effort) who has demonstrated an exceptional dedication to our cause.

The Allies for Justice Award

The Allies for Justice Award recognizes a straight ally in the legal profession who, in their position of leadership, has allied with the LGBT community to make a noteworthy contribution to the struggle for civil rights and equality in the field of law. The awardee will be recognized during a special reception held in conjunction with the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on Friday, August 9, 2013, in San Francisco, California.

Nominations for the 2013 Allies for Justice Award are due by Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 5:00pm ET. Please send your statement of support to with “Allies for Justice Award” in the subject line.

The Dan Bradley Award

The Dan Bradley Award, the LGBT Bar’s highest honor, recognizes the efforts of a member of the LGBT legal community whose work, like Attorney Dan Bradley’s, has led the way in our struggle for equality under the law. Dan Bradley was the first chair of the American Bar Association Section of Individual Rights and Responsibility’s Committee on the Rights of Gay People (now the Committee for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity). Dan Bradley saw the law as a powerful instrument of social justice, and he believed that lawyers had an obligation to place their skills as advocates at the service of the least powerful among us. The recipient of the Dan Bradley Award will be recognized during the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair. List of previous awardees

Nominations for the 2013 Allies for Justice Award are due by Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 5:00pm ET. Please send your statement of support to with “Dan Bradley Award” in the subject line.

Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40

The National LGBT Bar Association is now accepting nominations for its fourth annual Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award. This year, at the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair, the LGBT Bar will recognize 40 LGBT legal professionals (practicing lawyers, law professors, corporate counsel, members of the judiciary, politicians, etc.) under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.

Nominees must be self-identified LGBT attorneys admitted to practice in any U.S. jurisdiction and must have been born on or after August 23, 1973. Supporting documentation may be requested.

Nominate Individual(s) for the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award

To nominate an individual for the 2013 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award, please submit the following to

Nomination Form

Statement of Support of Nominee (not to exceed 2 pages). Please include:

– Details on achievements within their legal field

– Details on their commitment to LGBT equality

Current Resume of the Nominee

Letters of Support

Nominations must be submitted by Monday, June 3, 2013, no later than 5:00 pm EDT

Awardees of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award will receive complimentary registration to attend the 25th Anniversary Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair where they will be recognized.

 No late submissions will be accepted.

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