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The LGBT Bar Association of New York was recently featured in the New York Law Journal, in an article showcasing how our organization is thriving, even as other bar associations struggle to sustain.

Here are some excerpts from: “Survival of the Fittest: How New York City’s LGBT Bar Association Is Redefining What It Means To Be a Bar Association.”

“LeGaL decided not to charge for most of its events and nearly tripled revenue over eight years.”

“LeGaL has the numbers to prove what may seem obvious: More lawyers come to its events when they are free.”

“In 2017, 21 people signed up to be part of its delegation to the New York City Pride parade. In 2019, that number increased tenfold to 219. In 2017, the organization received 105 RSVPs to the Pride event it sponsored with the affinity group at Proskauer Rose but that number shot up to 365 in 2019. As participation rose, corporate sponsorship shot up too.”

“LeGaL offers people easy ways to really involve themselves meaningfully with the LGBT legal community; a lot of people, especially in this political environment, are looking for this kind of outlet and so I think it’s important. I think there’s a lot less motivation for me to pay for a membership in an organization that I don’t feel any particular strong identification with.” — Craig Convissar, Katten Muchin Rosenman

Executive Director, LeGaL @lgbtbarny. Attorney promoting justice in & through the legal profession for the #LGBT community. 40 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.

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