2023 NTBA SCOTUS Group Ceremony
Apply now to be part of the next group of NTBA members to be admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Our first group admissions ceremony, in January, in which the first ever cohort of 12 transgender attorneys stood before the full U.S. Supreme Court bench and was sworn in, was a widely heralded success and a much needed piece of good news amidst the many state level attempts to legislate the erasure of transgender Americans. So we’re doing it again.
On December 6, 2023 we will again bring 12 transgender attorneys from across the nation before the Court to be sworn in, a powerful statement showing that we are an important part of the legal system.
You must be admitted to the practice of law in your home state for a minimum of three years. You must be able to appear in Washington DC early in the morning of December 6, 2023. You’ll have to fill out a form and get it back to us by a deadline (which hasn’t been set yet, but which will probably be in August). The fee for admission to the Supreme Court Bar is $200.00, and the admission is lifetime.
In the past the NTBA has paid the admission fee for those in financial need.
Black LGBTQ+ Legal Professionals Caucus
In 2021, the National Bar Association’s LGBTQ+ Division and the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association embarked on an exciting new joint endeavor: the Black LGBTQ+ Legal Professionals Caucus. This Caucus serves as a networking and supportive space for Black- and LGBTQ-identifying lawyers, judges, law students, paralegals, and other legal professionals to work together across organizations for mutual success. In 2023, the group plans to resume meeting virtually in a safe and supportive community, with annual in-person meetings and a Caucus dinner to be held in connection with the LGBTQ+ Bar’s annual Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair. From time to time, the Caucus may hold educational, entertainment, and CLE events, which will be open to all members of both the NBA and the LGBTQ+ Bar, including allies.
All Black LGBTQ+ legal professionals are invited to join the Caucus by completing the membership form below. Please note: you must affirm on the form that you are (1) Black-identifying, (2) a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and, (3) in the legal profession. Once approved, you will be added to a Google Groups listserv for ease of communication; only Caucus members, LGBTQ+ Bar staff, and NBA LGBTQ+ Division Board members will have access to posts on the listserv.
For questions, please write firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACS Bay Area Trans Rights Webinar
The rights and even existence of transgender people continue to come under heavy fire in many states. California continues to lead the way on protective laws and policies, including a recent youth sanctuary law.
What’s coming in 2023 state legislative sessions? What’s the best way to fight for trans rights on the ground? Do constitutional principles both underpin and endanger trans rights? What does this heated battle tell us about bodily autonomy and individual liberty in a divided America? Can we expect the Supreme Court to continue its assault on equal protection and due process under the guise of religious liberty?
ACS BALC hosts a majority-transgender panel to dive into these questions and more.
Monday, January 30, 2023 (5:00PM – 6:30PM PST)
Location: Zoom Webinar
To attend this FREE webinar visit the following link to register: https://getinvolved.acslaw.org/component/events/event/1203
Parivar Bay Area QTAPI New Year Celebration
ParivarBayArea cordially invites you to QueerTrans New Year Celebration on January 21st at Casements SF from 5pm.
The event offers food, drinks, performances and PRIZES!!!
A great way to begin 2023 as we celebrate our QUEER TRANS intersectional unity and celebrate the many new year cultural celebrations.
Sat, January 21, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
Casements Bar 2351 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94110
Free RSVP Here
BALIF’s Halloween Fundraiser Benefitting Parivar – Co-Sponsored by NTBA
On October 28, 2022 the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) will be having a Halloween fundraiser to benefit Parivar Bay Area, which is America’s only transgender-led, transgender-centering South Asian organization.
NTBA is co-sponsoring this event and we encourage those that are able to attend and/or donate to do so here.
* Date: October 28, 2022
* Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
* Location: The Lookout, 3600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
1) General Admission – $25.00
2) Donate a Ticket – $25.00
If you have the capacity, please consider donating the cost of an additional ticket. Your contribution will allow the BALIF community to enjoy this event, while ensuring we can raise life-saving funds for the TGI Justice Project.
3) Admission (Law Student or Unemployed) $10 – $10.00
If you are a law student or not currently employed, we invite you to pay a minimum of $10, but no BALIF member will be turned away for lack of funds. If you cannot afford to pay for a ticket, you can get the BALIF member discount code here.
The 2022 Trangender Law Institute, July 29th
The 2022 Transgender Law Institute (TLI) is coming to you again as part of the annual Lavendar Law Conference. This year, the conference will be held in-person in Los Angeles, California from July 27 to the 29th, with TLI falling on the 29th.
Virtual Pride Social on June 22!
Please join us for a virtual Pride event June 22! First , thre will be a Mentorship Social from 7:00-8:00 EDT for all who are participating in or interested in the mentorship program–register here by June 15th for a $35 Doordash voucher!
For those not interested in the mentorship program, we’ll host a Pride-themed meet and greet from 8:00-9:00pm EDT!