Member Groups

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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.


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Committee Roster

  • Roza B. Gossage, Belleville, Chair
  • Raymond W. Prather, Prather Ebner LLP, Chicago, Vice-Chair/CLE Coordinator
  • David A. Weder, Lewis Rice & Fingersh LC, St. Louis, Secretary
  • John W. Moore, John W Moore PC, Chicago, Ex-Officio
  • Deidre Baumann, Baumann & Shuldiner, Chicago, Member
  • Kathryn E. Eisenhart, Springfield, Member
  • Brian E. Fliflet, Illinois Department of Revenue, Chicago, Member
  • Norden S. Gilbert, DeKalb, Member
  • Michael K. Goldberg, Goldberg Law Group, Chicago, Member
  • Tamara K. Hackmann, State Farm Insurance Company, Mahomet, Member
  • Carol L. Jones, Jill M Metz & Associates, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Nancy J. Katz, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, Member
  • Ronald S. Langacker, Langacker Law Ltd, Urbana, Member
  • Padraig James McCoid, Norkus McCoid, Chicago, Member
  • Lauren J. Pashayan, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Springfield, Member
  • Heidi E. Ramos, Siu School Of Law, Murphysboro, Member
  • Richard A. Wilson, Grund & Leavitt, Chicago, Member
  • Karen A. Enright, McNabola Law Group, Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Lynne Davis, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison
  • Annemarie E. Kill, Avery Camerlingo & Kill LLC, Chicago, CLE Committee Liaison