Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair– The National LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law® Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts. By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBT rights groups, and corporate legal departments.
Nearly 300 candidates and over 170 recruiters representing law firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizations interested in diversity were present at the 2016 career fair in Washington, DC. San Francisco, CA; Aug 2-4, 2017
Since its inception in 1988, Lavender Law has excelled as a “family reunion” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and allied legal professionals to both look back at our shared history of achievement and to look forward to the advancements being made at the cutting edge of the legal profession.
INDIVIDUAL CAREER COUNSELING
This program is designed to provide students with a safe, confidential space where they can ask questions about job search skills, being out on your resume, in interviews, and in the workplace, and other related issues.
In conjunction with the Lavender Law® Career Fair, students will have the opportunity to meet on-site with legal career service professionals. These legal career counselors are qualified to provide students with advice on resume, cover letter, and interviewing. Further, these counselors all have significant workplace experience in various legal sectors, including LGBT advocacy groups, big firms, and the government.
How will it work and how do I sign up for appointments?
Students may sign up during the career counseling event window. Sign up sheets will be available in the event room. Each of the scheduled appointments will be 30 minutes in length.
Some counselors will also be available on a walk-in basis for quick questions you may have in connection with the career fair itself.
Only law firms that have a non-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity/expression are eligible to recruit at the Career Fair.
Membership in the National LGBT Bar Association is open to all lawyers, legal professionals, law students and other individuals in the legal profession without regard to age, race, religion, gender, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
The Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair actively seek the involvement of individuals from every segment of the legal community and particularly welcomes the participation of people of color, transgender persons and persons with disabilities.