2019 Annual Meeting and Conference

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2019 Annual Meeting and Conference

August 7, 2019 - August 9, 2019

About the Annual Meeting and Conference

Members of the IALGBTQ+J are cordially invited to attend our 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference. We will meet at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown from August 7 to 9, 2019, in conjunction with the National LGBT Bar Association’s Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair. 

2019 Tentative Schedule of Events

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
9:00am to 5:00pm – Lavender Law Conference
12:30pm to 1:45pm – Lavender Law Dan Bradley/Frank Kameny Awards Luncheon
5:15pm to 7:15pm – Lavender Law welcome reception
6:30pm to 8:30pm – IALGBTQ+J President’s Happy Hour for IALGBTQ+J members and guests at Philadelphia Mayor’s Reception Room 

Thursday, August 8, 2019
9:00am to 5:00pm – Lavender Law Conference
Lavender Law panels of particular interest:

  • 10:45am-12:15pm  Turning Crumbs into Wedding Cake: What We Can Learn From the Historic Role of State Courts in Relationship Recognition
  • 2pm-3:30pm Pathways to the Judiciary
  • 3:45pm-5:15pm SOGI Issues in the Courts: What Courts Are Doing to Assure Procedural Fairness and Advance Access to Justice for LGBTQ+ Court Users

Potential activities for IALGBTQ+J guests and members:

4:30pm to 6:30pm – Private tour of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Old City Hall 
5:15pm to 7:15pm – Lavender Law welcome reception
6:30pm to 8:00pm – IALGBTQ+J welcome reception at the Independence Visitor Center – free to IALGBTQ+J members and guests

Friday, August 9, 2019
8:00am to 9:00am – Strategic Planning session – IALGBTQ+J members
9:00am to 12:00pm – IALGBTQ+J Judicial Education Institute – free to IALGBTQ+J members
12:00pm to 1:30pm – IALGBTQ+J Annual Meeting – IALGBTQ+J members
2:00pm to 5:00pm  Nuts & Bolts Academy (invited participants only)
10:30am to 3:30pm – Potential activities for IALGBTQ+J members and guests:

5:00pm to 8:00pm – IALGBTQ+J Annual Dinner at Branzino – IALGBTQ+J members and guests
8:30pm to 10:30pm – Karaoke Bar sing-along (limited to the first 20 registrants)

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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 IALGBTQ+J; there is no additional fee to attend our Annual Meeting and Conference.

2019 Lavender Law Conference logoPlease note that Members are encouraged to register as judicial participants in the LGBT Bar’s Lavender Law Conference. For members of the IALGBTQ+J, there is a special judicial rate of $200. If you are not a current member of the IALGBTQ+J, the regular judicial rate is $320. Conference registrants may participate in any of the forums, education programs and social events sponsored by Lavender Law.


August 7, 2019
August 9, 2019
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Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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