LGBTQ Attorneys

15 ABA Journal LGBTQ Attorneys articles.

Suit by former firm partner alleges cash-flow problems, gay and racial bias
A former nonequity partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres in San Francisco filed a lawsuit last Thursday alleging that the firm treated him differently because he is black and gay.
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Holder op-ed says AG Barr is unfit to be attorney general

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has proved he is unfit to lead the Department of Justice, according to an…

Afternoon Briefs: Law student expelled after posting flyers; Harvey Weinstein reportedly reaches $25M deal

Suspended law student is expelled after posting ‘okay to be white’ flyers

A suspended law student at Oklahoma City University was expelled after he posted flyers reading “It’s okay to…

The ethics argument for promoting equality in the profession

Recognizing a lawyer’s ethical obligation to promote diversity bridges the gap between the moral case for diversity and the business case for diversity. It invokes shared values and professional responsibility. To establish that, we have the obligation and the agency to pursue liberty and justice for all, within and outside our practices.

8 ways to enhance workplace inclusivity through physical space and design
While it’s not far-fetched to speculate that changing office temperatures more than a few degrees in either direction could turn the thermostat into courtroom evidence, have entities that are committed to inclusion in the workplace considered whether a rise from 70 to 72 degrees might be enough to keep everyone more comfortable and increase overall productivity?
Federal judge tosses suit by gay lawyer who says his co-counsel outed him to al-Qaida client
A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that a mitigation specialist who worked on the defense team for accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed can’t sue a co-counsel accused of outing him as a gay man to the client.
Bankruptcy judge should have recused because of fiance’s job offer, federal court says

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John Olson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, should have recused himself in a dispute over a lien because of his fiance’s job offer with a law firm in…

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Former White House counsel is acquitted on false-statement charge

Federal jurors on Wednesday acquitted former White House counsel Greg Craig on a charge of making false statements to the government…

ABA amicus brief supports LGBTQ employees in Title VII discrimination cases

The ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize that the prohibition against discrimination “based on … sex” in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act encompasses discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

ABA group offers $5K scholarships to support LGBT public interest work
Law students or recent law school graduates who plan to work in the LGBTQ public interest field still have a few days to apply for a new scholarship being offered by the ABA's Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
Career of Above the Law founder and Legal Rebel takes another turn

David Lat, the former federal prosecutor who founded the blog Above the Law, has decided to become a legal recruiter.

Lat will be a managing director of the New York…

Nondiscrimination policy at Yale Law School is legal but perhaps should be changed, lawyers say
New law school survey tracks inclusion of LGBTQ+ individuals

In terms of openly gay faculty members, the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, with 14, may have the most, according to a new survey from the…

Former federal prosecutor makes history as Chicago’s first black female and openly gay mayor

A former federal prosecutor who was an equity partner at Mayer Brown has been elected the new mayor of Chicago in a landslide victory against her runoff opponent.

A “kickass…

Equality Act would afford federal protections to LGBTQ+ individuals, ABA president says

ABA President Bob Carlson sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, urging members to support the Equality Act of 2019, which would prohibit discrimination on the basis of…




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