Come laugh with BALIF this next Tuesday, May 7th, at our Lesbian Comedy Night with the fearless and hilarious Suzanne Westenhoefer. All you wonderful, witty women of BALIF - it is time to put on your best, bring your date, partner, friends and male cohorts to share a bite, a drink and a chuckle with us!
Tickets are going fast, so make sure to get yours now! Click here.
A laugh-out-loud event just for the fabulous femme fatale of BALIF (and their male cohorts of course). We've got the Punchline Comedy Club all to ourselves for the second year running. We are excited to feature Suzanne Westenhoefer! She's brave, bold and comic gold. The real deal in a post-modern world seeking to pump out reproductions, Suzanne is the reigning shtick chick worth noting. Her individual style and unique sense of self set the stage for all walks of life - young, old, gay, straight, lesbian, bi, and every descriptor imaginable in between. The first openly gay stand-up comic, Suzanne's ground-breaking career includes appearances on Letterman, HBO, Bravo, Logo and GSN as well as live performances across the US. Suzanne works mostly unscripted and is fearless, bold, unapologetic, and freaking hilarious.
For more information about Suzanne, please visit her website.
Pride Law Fund Bay Cruise
Please join the Pride Law Fund on June 1, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM for the Second Annual Pride Law Fund Bay Cruise. Spend the evening with friends, colleagues aboard the USS Potomac. Also known as the "Floating White House," of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We will be tasting wine, enjoying scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and live music. All proceeds will benefit the important work of Pride Law Fund.
Early bird tickets available now. Click here! All Aboard!!!
Pride Law Fund promotes the legal rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and people living with HIV and AIDS, by funding legal services and projects and by sponsoring education and outreach. Pride Law Fund has assisted innovative academic programs, supported the development and distribution of legal and educational materials, and financed independent and documentary film projects to educate the public.
All attorneys who have their office in District 1 can vote. District 1 includes San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma counties.
Dan Dean Candidate Statement:
I would appreciate your vote for the Board of Trustees. If elected, I will bring a well-rounded perspective to the position. I have been a civil trial attorney in San Francisco for 20 years. I represent plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of areas, such as personal injury, employment, medical malpractice, construction defect and business litigation. I have a strong commitment to community service. For three years I was an AIDS volunteer at California Pacific Medical Center where I visited patients with AIDS-related illnesses once a week. For seven years I was a volunteer at AIDS Health Project where I facilitated weekly support groups for HIV positive and negative men. I was a board member for four years and the co-chair for two years of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (the nation's oldest LGBT bar association.) I was the co-chair of the Minority Bar Coalition for two years. I am a past board member of the Bar Association of San Francisco. I am currently on the board of my law school, the University of San Francisco School of Law. For the past six years, I have been a Judge Pro Tem at San Francisco Superior Court (traffic and small claims.) I look forward to contributing my time, skills and passion to the State Bar as a member of the Board of Trustees. Thank you for your consideration.
BALIF Board Member Laura Maechtlen
On Thursday, May 9th from 5:30-7:30pm, the AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP) is honoring BALIF Board member Laura Maechtlen of Seyfarth Shaw LLP with the ALRP 2013 James C. Hormel Philanthropist Award at its 2013 Major Donor Party. During the evening, ALRP will also be presenting Gilead Sciences, Inc. with its ALRP 2013 Community Partner Award. ALRP will also be commemorating its 30th year of service through the ALRP | 30 Years of Justice From The Heart Campaign, an initiative aimed at raising $300,000 to support ALRP's free legal services for people with HIV/AIDS.
ALRP's 2013 Major Donor Party is being held at The Plant Café, Pier 3 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, just north of the Ferry Building. Take in the fabulous views, savor delicious food and wine (cash bar available) and network with friends and colleagues.
Suggested minimum donation is $300. If you already made a $300+ gift to ALRP in 2013, please RSVP as their guest. If you haven't contributed yet, you can do so by May 7th at www.alrp.org or simply donate at the door. RSVP by May 7th to Jim McBride at email@example.com or (415) 701-1200 ext. 301.
A Women's Tournament and Fundraiser for the LGBT Community
Friday, May 10, 2013 Chardonnay Golf Club 2555 Jameson Canyon Road American Canyon, CA | Directions
After three successful years, Horizons' LGBT Golf Fore Good tournament is back!
Whether you're one step away from the pro tour or can't quite remember the difference between a birdie and a bogey, please join us for a day of friend-making and fundraising for the LGBT community!
Tournament Details: 18 hole tournament, four-person scramble format Entrance fees include a box lunch, greens and cart fees, plus post-play dinner banquet, dancing, and awards ceremony Registration at noon; shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. $150 per person or $550 per team
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Marriage Equality USA Awards Reception
Marriage Equality USA is excited to announce its first annual fundraiser and awards reception in San Francisco! The event will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Chambers Eat + Drink, 601 Eddy Street. We will honor community and corporate leaders who have assisted our community in this historical fight forward. The reception will feature drinks, light food, a silent auction, and we're very pleased to announce that we will be honoring Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and his amazing staff, and Bingham McCutchen LLP! MEUSA is also seeking firms who would be interested in corporate sponsorship and individuals who would like to be Event Captains.
The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area ("AABA") is offering one or more grants to help fund qualified summer law clerk(s) to work on legal projects that provide free legal services to the Asian American community. Applicants must be sponsored by a non-profit legal organization that has agreed to supervise the applicant for summer 2013. The grant will be funded by the AABA Law Foundation through the Community Services Committee of AABA.
The National LGBT Bar Association is pleased to present Reed Smith's 2013 Diverse Scholars Program. Reed Smith has a strong commitment to diversity which has resulted in a firm in which diversity and inclusion permeate the culture. Rewarding young future leaders for their efforts in the area of diversity and introducing them to the Reed Smith culture are two important goals of this program.
This new exciting initiative called "Mind the Gap" (MTG) is to provide recent law school graduates and young attorneys who are unemployed or underemployed with training, work experience, mentorship connections and debt reduction information. BASF is looking for attorneys to serve as mentors to MTG participants. A mentorship Listserv consisting of MTG participants and interested mentors will be created where mentees can post questions and mentors can respond with answers and general advice.
Have a job or need one? Civil procedure question? Need a
referral? Have something important to ask ... or news to tell? Want to get to our members quickly? Join our Listserv!
Over the next few weeks, we will be sending out requests ONLY to BALIF members to join our newly-created Listserv. You must proactively respond to the request in order to be added to our Listserv (we will try to send out reminders to those of you who did not have the chance to respond). If you don't get a request by the end of April, please let us know. And, if you want to be added sooner than we can send out requests, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We Want Your BALIFBuzz
We all love that section in our alumni newsletters that talks about who's doing what.
Well, we're introducing the BALIFBuzz to show-off all the great things that our members are doing. BALIFBuzz will be appearing in the weekly BALIF newsletter.