Hello all! Our May Social Networking Event will be held at Larry’s Lounge on Thursday, May 16. Drink specials include $5 Absolut, $3 bottles, and $4 pint of a special TBD draft beer. Come out and celebrate (and network) with old and new friends!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
6:30 - 8:30 PM
1836 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE
For those of you who are members of the DC Bar Association, if you have not yet voted in the annual Bar leadership election, we urge you to do so. Our recommendations are posted on the endorsements page of our website here.
Ballots and instructions for voting, by mail or online, have been distributed to all eligible voters. DC Bar Association members have until May 24th to vote.
Did you know that the name "GAYLAW" is an acronym for "Gay and Lesbian Attorneys of Washington" and dates back to GAYLAW's inception as an independent voluntary bar association in 1990? GAYLAW historical documents note that "[a]s GAYLAW grew and matured, so did the gay and lesbian movement. GAYLAW responded by welcoming the inclusion of bisexual and transgender issues, members and leaders. By 1999, GAYLAW had changed its tagline to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Attorneys of Washington."
GAYLAW is proud of its roots and its progress over the past two decades. Today, GAYLAW recruits and trains volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono legal services for people living with HIV/AIDS; sponsors the DC Bar Candidates Forum; organizes continuing legal education programs; coordinates a mentor-mentee program; hosts monthly networking events; runs an attorney referral program; and helps its affiliate, the GAYLAW Education Fund, to provide grants to students working at legal jobs supporting the LGBT community in and around Washington, DC.
GAYLAW continues to be a voice for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal community in the national capital area. This New Year brings new ideas, and we hope you will join us as we continually work to serve you more effectively.
Please Note! Monthly Networking Social Schedule
In an effort to make GAYLAW's monthly networking social more convenient and effective, the event is now held on the THIRD Thursday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Mark your calendars!
GAYLAW is excited to provide mentees with the chance to benefit from an environment in which it is safe to seek career advice and openly discuss professional issues and concerns. Serving as a mentor is an opportunity to not only give back to the community and support a new generation of LGBT lawyers, but also to learn from the unique perspective of your mentee. Each pair should result in a reciprocal learning experience that contributes to a community that is, on the whole, more aware, active, and effective than each individual was before.
In 2010, GAYLAW celebrated its 20th anniversary by looking back at its history and forward to the struggle ahead. Watch as past and present voices of GAYLAW discuss the origins and progress of the LGBT bar association of Washington, D.C.
TIME TO RENEW YOUR GAYLAW MEMBERSHIP
GAYLAW memberships run from January 1 to December 31. Please click the button below to renew or join us for the first time.
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