About Us

NTBA is a national bar association by and for trans legal professionals and cisgender legal professionals who care about trans rights.

The National Trans Bar Association (NTBA) was founded in 2016. Our members hail from different regions of the United States and various professional backgrounds. We are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and age. We work in government, law firms, and the nonprofit sector. We share a commitment to supporting trans people within and outside the legal profession.

Together we are working to build an organization that welcomes individuals who have historically been underrepresented in the legal profession including trans and cisgender women and femmes, people of color, people who have experienced poverty, people who have been criminalized, or had criminal justice system involvement, and members of immigrant communities.

We also welcome people from a range of areas in the legal profession including solo practice, law firms of all sizes, non-profit and social justice organizations, and government, in addition to those working primarily on trans rights advocacy and litigation.

Our Mission


Recruit, support and develop the skills of trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) legal professionals and law school students.


Increase access to affordable and culturally competent legal services for TGNC communities.


Foster bold, inclusive, and creative legal strategies to expand formal legal protections for TGNC people and meaningfully address issues of equity.


Elevate intersectional work and cross movement collaborations.

NTBA’s core mission is to support trans people in the legal profession and to increase the trans community’s access to affordable and culturally competent legal services.


Board Members


Attorneys, Law Students

& Paralegals


Members & Subscribers