The mission of ISBA Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
To educate attorneys, judges, the Association, and members of the general public about the law as it relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ("LGBT") persons;
to promote the fair and equal treatment of LGBT individuals by identifying the types of discrimination that LGBT persons experience and pursuing appropriate forms of education, legislation, and advocacy to eliminate such discrimination; and
to further the professional development of LGBT attorneys and law students, as well as practitioners who serve LGBT clients, by creating programming, mentoring opportunities, and other resources that support their professional needs and interests.
SOGI & LFE (of St. Louis) reception in St. Louis Mo. on April 19, 2013 was a success thanks to contributions of the following lawyers and law firms:
Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer & Shevlin Ltd.
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
Lawyers for Equality
Lewis, Rice & Fingersh
Hopefully this will become an annual event for the support of the lgbt legal community