2023 Annual Meeting and Conference

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2023 Annual Meeting and Conference

July 23, 2023 - July 26, 2023



Members of the International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges are cordially invited to attend our 2023 Annual Meeting and Conference.  We will meet at the Marriott on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, from July 23 to 26, 2023, in conjunction with the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association’s Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair.

Please use these QR codes to pay for your tickets for our Annual Dinner ($112 per person) and the Architecture Cruise ($48 per person) via Venmo or PayPal:











The following is an up-to-date agenda for our 2023 Annual Meeting and Conference:

Sunday, July 23rd:

11:00am to 1:00 pm – Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

Voted the #1 river cruise in America, join fellow LGBTQ+ Judges for this informative 90-minute adventure. Separate registration will be required. Members and their guests welcome. Cost: $48 per person.

Departure: Riverside Gardens on Chicago’s Riverwalk at Michigan Ave, 112 E. Wacker Dr., at 11:30 am (0.3 miles from hotel; 6 minute walk)


6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – President’s Reception

Join the International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges, Alliance of Illinois Judges, and LAGBAC at the Chicago Bar Association for an incredible welcome gathering. Free for members and their guests.

Monday, July 24th:

8:00am to 9:00am – Strategic Planning Session

Engage in a lively discussion about how to improve our Association including how to build membership and member engagement. Free for members.

9:00am to 12:30pm – Judicial Education Institute

Topic: Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law. Free for members. CJE credits available.

12:30pm to 2:00pm – Association Annual Meeting/Luncheon

Annual meeting of the Association and election of new officers and directors. Buffet lunch will be served. Free for members.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Foundation Annual Meeting

Annual meeting for the LGBTQ+ Judges Foundation and election of new directors. Free for members.

5:30pm to 6:30 pm – Law Students/Judges Reception

Please join us for an inaugural gathering exclusively for LGBTQ+ Judges and law students. Free for members.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Lavender Law Welcome Reception

Kickoff reception for Lavender Law hosted by the National LGBTQ+ Bar. Lavender Law registration required for attendance.

Tuesday, July 25th:

9:00am to 5:00pm – Lavender Law Conference

Panels featuring LGBTQ+ Judges:  Pathways to the Judiciary, Judicial Nuts & Bolts Academy, Meeting Site Selection

5:00pm to 8:00pm – Annual Dinner

Pre-registration will be required. Members and their guests welcome. Cost: $112 per person.

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, 33 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago (0.5 miles from hotel; 10 minute walk)


8:30pm to 11:30pm – Karaoke with Special Guests

Enjoy a fun evening of karaoke with your fellow judges and special guests. Attendees pay only for their food and beverages. Members and their guests welcome.

King KTV Karaoke, 2002 S. Wentworth Ave., 2nd Level, Chicago


Wednesday, July 26th:

9:00am to 5:00pm – Lavender Law Conference

Registration for Lavender Law required to attend panels.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Downtown Chicago LGBTQ+ Walking Tour

Guided by Chicago’s acclaimed tour guide Mike McMains, explore downtown Chicago’s LGBTQ history and architecture on this 1.8 mile stroll. Free to members and their guests.



July 23, 2023
July 26, 2023
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