LGBT Awards

The LGBT Bar seeks nominations for 2015 Awards

Do you know someone who is raising the bar for excellence in the legal profession? We’re looking for unsung heroes, champions of justice and others who deserve to be treated like a V.I.P.

Nominations are now open for The LGBT Bar’s most prestigious annual awards. Help us find the best experts and young professionals in the movement so we can give them the recognition they deserve. Take a moment to review the categories below, and send us your nominations.

Every day, through their expert legal counsel and tireless advocacy, lawyers change lives. Help us find the best of the best.

The Dan Bradley Award

The Dan Bradley Award, the LGBT Bar’s highest honor, recognizes the efforts of a member of the LGBT legal community whose work, like Attorney Dan Bradley’s, has led the way in our struggle for equality under the law. Dan Bradley was the first chair of the American Bar Association Section of Individual Rights and Responsibility’s Committee on the Rights of Gay People (now the Committee for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity). Dan Bradley saw the law as a powerful instrument of social justice, and he believed that lawyers had an obligation to place their skills as advocates at the service of the least powerful among us. The recipient of the Dan Bradley Award will be recognized during the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair.

List of previous awardees

Nominate Individual(s) for the Dan Bradley Award

Nominations must be submitted by Monday, May 11, 2015, no later than 5:00 pm EDT

Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 The National LGBT Bar Association is now accepting nominations for its fifth annual Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award. This year, at the Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair, the LGBT Bar will recognize 40 LGBT legal professionals (practicing lawyers, law professors, corporate counsel, members of the judiciary, politicians, etc.) under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.
Nominees must be self-identified LGBT attorneys admitted to practice in any U.S. jurisdiction and must have been born on or after August 6, 1975. Supporting documentation may be requested.

Nominate Individual(s) for the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award

To nominate an individual for the 2015 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award, please submit the following to

  • Nomination Form
  • Statement of Support of Nominee (not to exceed 2 pages). Please include: – Details on achievements within their legal field – Details on their commitment to LGBT equality
  • Current Resume of the Nominee
  • Letters of Support

Nominations must be submitted by Monday, May 11, 2015, no later than 5:00 pm EDT

Awardees of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award will receive complimentary registration to attend the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair where they will be recognized.

Late submissions will not be accepted.