Chicago

About

The LAGBAC Foundation provides education to both the public and legal professionals about legal issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning persons. Through its educational initiatives and scholarship programs, the Foundation also seeks to improve access to the legal and judicial system for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning persons. For more information, please click here.

 

Scholarships

 

Summer Scholarship Program 

  • 3 scholarships for $6,000 each

  • 10 weeks, 40 hours each week

  • Awardees intern at one of the following organizations:

    • TransLife CareProgram at Chicago House and Social Service Agency; Howard Brown Health; Lambda Legal or Legal Council for Health Justice

  • Administered by Public Interest Law Initiative

Semester Scholarship Program 

  • 1 Scholarship for $3,000 awarded each semester

  • 200 hours of work during the semester

  • Awardees intern at Heartland Alliance National Immigrant Justice Center 

  • Administered by Public Interest Law Initiative 

 

Cook County Public Defender Scholarship Program 

  • 2 scholarships for $3,000 each

  • 10 weeks, 40 hours each week

  • Application deadline is roughly end of April for summer internship

  • Requires complete CCPD application /process

  • Administered jointly by LAGBAC Foundation and CCPD

Cook County State’s Attorney Scholarship Program 

  • 2 scholarships for $3,000 each

  • 10 weeks, 40 hours each week

  • Deadline is roughly end of April for summer internship

  • Requires complete CCPD application /process

  • Administered jointly by LAGBAC Foundation and CCSAO

Lavender Law Scholarship Stipend 

  • Up to five stipends ranging between $200 and $500 each 

  • Available to all law students with priority given to active LAGBAC student board members

  • Must demonstrate financial need

  • Check email for information or email msuarez@lagbac.org

Events

 

16th Annual

Lawyers for Diversity

The 16th Annual Lawyers for Diversity has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Sixteen years ago, several lawyers got together to raise money for Chicago’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at a mid-summer barbecue dubbed ‘Lawyers for Diversity.’ The idea was simple: connect the legal community, including law students, lawyers and judges, with organizations at the forefront of LGBT equality.
Since its inception, Lawyers for Diversity has supported the passage of nondiscrimination laws, civil unions and,
most recently, same-sex marriage, by raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for many of Chicago’s community organizations leading these efforts. All of the funds raised go to the LAGBAC Foundation Scholarship Program that 
 ensures law students receive stipends for unpaid internships with the following organizations:

 

Cook County Public Defender’s Office

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

Heartland Alliance National Immigrant Justice Center

Howard Brown Health

Lambda Legal

Legal Council for Health Justice

TransLife Care Program at Chicago House and Social Service Agency

Lawyers for Diversity
When
Aug 01, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where
Sidetrack,
3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657, USA

Gold Sponsor

2019 Lawyers for Diversity Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

If your firm would like to sponsor Lawyers for Diversity please contact Jeremy Gottschalk at jgottschalk@lagbacfoundation.org.