2018 Annual Meeting and Conference

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2018 Annual Meeting and Conference

August 8, 2018 - August 10, 2018

About the Annual Meeting and Conference

Members of the IALGBTJ are cordially invited to attend our 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference. This year, we will meet at the New York Marriott Marquis from August 8 to 10, 2018 in conjunction with the National LGBT Bar Association’s Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair. For the first time this year, we will offer 3 hours of judicial education through the Judicial Education Institute.

Our Annual Meeting and Conference provides a great opportunity to socialize and network with judges from across the United States and the world. In addition to the educational programs, we usually offer unique events during the conference. Past events included a private tour of the United States Supreme Court and the United States Senate chambers – led by the official Senate historian – in Washington, D.C. in 2016, and a guided tour of the National AIDS Memorial Grove – led by its executive director – in San Francisco, CA in 2017.

Our activities kick off on Wednesday, August 8 with the President’s Happy Hour. IALGBTJ members and guests will gather at 7:30 p.m. on the Marriott Marquis’ Broadway Terrace for complimentary wine, beer and good cheer, not to mention the great view overlooking Times Square. (We’ll move indoors if the weather is inclement.) Cocktails and food will be available for purchase, and RSVPs are required.

On Friday morning. August 10, IALGBTJ members are encouraged to join President Dan Anders for an informal brainstorming session. Topics will include:

  • What creates value for IALGBTJ members?
  • How do we increase the visibility of our Association to prospective members; to other judicial organizations; to the LGBT community; to the international community?
  • What projects do members want the Association to undertake?
  • How do we increase connections among members between Annual Meetings?
  • Is there interest in creating state or regional organizations/committees for our members?

Members will be welcome to bring up additional topics for discussion.

This year’s Annual Dinner will be held Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. at Marseille, a French-Mediterranean restaurant that is within walking distance of the hotel. The price is $95 per person, which includes food, beer, wine and soft drinks from 8 until 10 p.m., along with taxes and gratuity. Marseille is an accessible restaurant. (Early arrivals may elect to begin gathering at the cash bar at 7:30 p.m.

To attend the President’s Happy Hour and/or Annual Dinner, please RSVP to Larnzell as soon as possible. If you have already informed Larnzell that you plan to attend, no confirmation is needed.

2018 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
9:00am to 5:00pm – Lavender Law Conference
12:30pm to 1:45pm – Lavender Law Dan Bradley/Frank Kameny Awards Luncheon – our own Justice Rosalyn Richter will receive the Dan Bradley Award
5:30pm to 7:30pm – Lavender Law welcome reception
7:30pm to 8:30pm – IALGBTJ President’s Happy Hour – IALGBTJ members and guests (see details above)

Thursday, August 9, 2018
9:00am to 5:00pm – Lavender Law Conference
10:45am to 2:30pm – Governor’s Island Visit for IALGBTJ guests and members – we will take the 11:00am ferry; contact Andy Austin for details and to sign up
5:30pm to 7:30pm – Lavender Law welcome reception
7:30pm to 9:30pm – IALGBTJ welcome reception, JW Presidential Suite, rooms 4329-4331 – free to IALGBTJ members and guests

Friday, August 10, 2018
8:00am to 9:00am – Brainstorming session, Carnegie Room, 5th floor – IALGBTJ members
9:00am to 12:00pm – IALGBTJ Judicial Education Institute, Julliard/Imperial Room, 5th floor – free to IALGBTJ members
12:00pm to 1:30pm – IALGBTJ Annual Meeting – Julliard/Imperial Room, 5th floor – IALGBTJ members
2:30pm to 4:30pm – Gay History of New York Walking Tour with guide Rick Landman (in case of inclement weather, an indoor multimedia presentation will be substituted) – cost $20 – IALGBTJ members and guests
8:00pm to 10pm – IALGBTJ Annual Dinner at Marseille – cost $95 – IALGBTJ members and guests (see details above)

Please note:

  • Lavender Law Conference events are open only to Lavender Law registrants unless otherwise noted.
  • This schedule is subject to change.


To attend the Annual Meeting and Conference, you must be a current member of the IALGBTJ; there is no additional fee to attend our Annual Meeting and Conference.

Please note that Members are encouraged to register as judicial participants in the LGBT Bar’s Lavender Law Conference. For current members of the IALGBTJ, there is a special judicial rate of $200 to register for Lavender Law.  If you are not a current member of the IALGBTJ, the regular judicial rate is $320.  Registered members of the Lavender Law Conference may participate in any of the forums, education programs and social events sponsored by Lavender Law.


August 8, 2018
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