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American Bar Association to Honor Lawyers Who Help the LGBT Community

March 7th, 2012 Joseph Pedro

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Do you know anyĀ  lawyers who have worked to advance LGBT rights? Before you go ahead and nominate them for this prestigious honor…give them our number. For the first time ever, an American Bar Association commission will formally honor lawyers who have considerably advanced lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the legal profession and successfully championed LGBT legal causes.

The ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity is taking nominations of exceptional lawyers, judges and legal academics for its inaugural Stonewall Award. The annual award is named after the New York City Stonewall Inn police raid and riot of June 28, 1969, which was a turning point in the gay rights movement.

Click after the jump to see how to nominate someone….

Nominations must be submitted electronically by 6 P.M. Eastern on May 31. The commission will announce award recipients in September, and the presentation ceremony will take place at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Dallas in February 2013.

Award criteria and nomination requirements are online here.

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