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LGBTQ Attorneys

31 ABA Journal LGBTQ Attorneys articles.

This firm takes top spot for its COVID-19 response, Yale Law Women says; which others took top honors?

Yale Law Women has named the top 2021 law firms for gender equity, inclusion and family-friendly practices in a number of categories, including the best law firm for a COVID-19 response and the best law firm for racial justice contributions.

Polsinelli’s commitment to diversity was ‘mere pretense,’ alleges gay ousted partner in bias suit

A former bankruptcy partner at Polsinelli claims that the firm denied him associate and administrative support, lowered his compensation, de-equitized his partnership, and replaced him with a younger, heterosexual woman, all because of his sexual orientation and age.

Diversity ‘bottleneck’ and minority attrition keep firm leadership ranks white and male, new ABA survey says

More minorities are getting hired as associates, but law firm leadership is mostly white and male because of a diversity “bottleneck” and higher rates of minority attrition, according to an ABA survey report released Tuesday.

Female and minority lawyer representation in firms reaches historic highs, but gains are small, new report says

Progress is slow for law firms seeking to increase representation of female and minority lawyers, according to a new report by the National Association for Law Placement.

Firm hired by state AG to investigate gay lawyer’s bias claim is protected from suit, court says

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled for a law firm contending that it was protected from lawsuit by a lawyer who claimed that its investigation into his bias claim was negligent.

Nonprofit designates over 130 law firms as best places to work for LGBTQ equality; what firms made the list?

The Human Rights Campaign has given more than 130 law firms perfect scores on its 2021 corporate equality index, earning them a spot on its list of best places to work for LGBTQ equality.

Afternoon Briefs: Property law scholar wins ‘genius grant;’ judge says inmates entitled to stimulus checks

Law prof who studied Black land ownership wins ‘genius grant’

Thomas Wilson Mitchell, a law professor at the Texas A&M University, is the only lawyer among 21 winners of the…

LGBTQ+ lawyers and attorneys with disabilities report prevalent discrimination, ABA study says

Nearly 40% of lawyers who identify as having disabilities and/or as LGBTQ+ report experiencing discrimination, harassment and bias in the workplace, according to a new national study by the ABA and Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.

Afternoon Briefs: Prosecutor says Trump ally got break; lawyers’ extortion plea

Prosecutor to testify that Trump ally was treated better

A prosecutor who resigned in the Roger Stone case plans to tell Congress on Wednesday that his supervisors told him that…

These law firms were named as top family- and female-friendly workplaces by Yale Law Women

Yale Law Women’s latest report on top law firms for gender and family friendliness is taking a new approach, with more categories and more opportunities to acknowledge law firms.

Afternoon Briefs: Sen. Ted Cruz supports salon owner released from jail; LegalMatch defeats TRO bid

Salon owner wins release after she is jailed for defying TRO

A Dallas salon owner jailed for contempt after she ignored a temporary restraining owner to close her business was…

Judge is sanctioned for rainbow flag and congratulatory Facebook posts

A judge in San Antonio, Texas, has received a private warning for displaying a rainbow flag in her courtroom and a public admonition for using Facebook to congratulate winning lawyers.

Lawyer who used gay slur to refer to judge should get stayed suspension, opinion says

A Colorado lawyer should receive a stayed suspension for referring to a judge as a "gay, fat, f- -" in an email to two clients, according to an opinion by the judge appointed to preside in discipline matters.

Afternoon Briefs: Reform group backs cost metric in law school rankings; California suspends jury trials

US News’ ranking methodology is the cheese for law school rat race, report says

The U.S. News & World Report’s annual law school rankings rely on categories including law school…

The 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting kicks off in Texas

The 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting opens in the Lone Star State this week, providing ABA members the opportunity to attend hundreds of legal programs and events; hear from recognized law experts; and meet with colleagues in their sections, divisions, committees and councils.

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