18th: DAYL Dinner & Dialogue
Thurs., 6 – 8:30 PM, at The Belo Mansion.
The Lawyers Promoting Diversity Committee of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) is excited to present its annual Dinner & Dialogue, a CLE program that explores areas of tension within diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. The year’s topic is Imposter Syndrome, a psychological pattern where people doubt their accomplishments and internalize a fear of being exposed as a fraud despite evidence of their achievements. RSVP here.
27th: LGBTQ+ Self-Defense Training
Sat., 12 – 3 PM, at Juanita Craft Recreation Center (4500 Spring Ave., Dallas, TX 75210).
Due to recent assaults of those within the LGBTQ+ community, the Dallas Police Department, in partnership with Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense, is offering a FREE inclusive LGBTQ+ self-defense workshop. The training will be led by the Dallas Police Department and 10th-degree Black Belt, Nick Chamberlain. Attendees will learn physical and mental self-defense techniques to increase their personal safety. Attendees should wear comfortable attire. Space is limited! Register for the event here.
3rd: Lambda Legal’s Landmark Dinner
Sat., 6-10 PM, at The Adolphus Hotel.
Lambda Legal’s Landmark Dinner is the event of the year for our Dallas community and those who are working to take the LGBTQ+ and HIV movements to new heights. The event will be held a the beautiful Adolphus Hotel in Downtown Dallas. The evening will include cocktails & dinner along with an inspiring program. Buy tickets here.
7th-9th: Lavender Law
at The Philadelphia Downtown Marriott Hotel.
Since its inception in 1988, Lavender Law® has served as a ‘family reunion’ for LGBTQ+ and ally legal professionals to both look back at our shared history and to look forward to the future of the legal profession. The Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair is the largest LGBTQ+ legal conference in the country with approximately 1700 attendees attending annually. Space is limited, so register or become a sponsor today! (DLGBTBA Members receive a 50% discount! Contact us to confirm that your dues are paid and we’ll send you the promo code!)
9th: LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s DFW Pride Happy Hour
Fri., 5:30-7:30 PM, at Mattito’s Oak Lawn in the Vista Room (3102 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX).
Join the LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation for margaritas and more at the DFW Pride Happy Hour. Mattito’s validates 2 hours of parking in the Centrum Building parking garage. To register for this event, click here.
25th-27th: DBA Bench Bar Conference
at The Horseshoe Bay Resort.
It’s not often lawyers and judges can come together to fuse work and fun, but for 28 years the Dallas Bar Association’s Bench Bar Conference has become known as the premier DBA event to network and socialize with peers from over 140 courts and law firms and more than 25 members of the judiciary while having the opportunity to earn up to 8.75 CLE credit. To receive the early bird discount, you must register here by August 2.
Want to host a mixer? Be the speaker at a CLE? Become a member? Contact us today!
Calendar Year 2019
26th: This Day in Case History — Happy Hour
Wed., 6-8 PM, at Cedar Springs Tap House (4123 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75219).
As Pride Month marches on, please join us for a special June mixer to celebrate the anniversary of several key victories for LGBTQ+ equality and an extraordinary day in our history. For millions of LGBTQ+ Americans, June 26 is not only a landmark day for marriage equality or gay rights, but also a day that symbolizes progress toward an America living out the ideals upon which it was founded — freedom, equality, and justice for all. We hope to see you there! RSVP here.
27th: DAYL Sister Bar Social
Thurs., 6-8 PM, at The Network Bar (331 Singleton Blvd., Dallas, TX 75212).
OWL Monthly Happy Hour teams up with the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) for June to sponsor the June Sister Bar Social at The Network Bar in Trinity Groves. Participating organizations include the Dallas Asian American Bar Association, the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, Dallas Women Lawyers Association, J.L. Turner Legal Association, Dallas LGBT Bar Association, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Dallas Bar Association.
27th: Dallas District Attorney’s LGBT Task Force Event
Thurs., 4-4:45 PM, at the offices of DLA Piper (1900 North Pearl St., Ste. 2200, Conference Rooms B & C, Dallas, TX 75201).
As an official diversity and inclusion office pride event, DLA Piper Dallas hosts Dallas Assistant District Attorney Phillip Clark to present on the Dallas District Attorney’s recent initiative to address issues related to the LGBT community, specifically the recent crimes against LGBT people in the DFW area. Discussion and cocktails to follow. Please RSVP by emailing Andrew Velazquez at: email@example.com
27th: Membership Kickoff Mixer
Join the Dallas LGBT Bar Association for its 2019 membership kickoff event! We’ll introduce you to this year’s new Board, and outline the benefits of being a member of the Bar Association for 2019. Whether you’ve been a member before or are looking to get involved for the first time, all are welcome!
Please help us estimate attendance by RSVPing to this email or by clicking the “going” button on the Facebook event.
We are so excited to see you all soon!
Calendar Year 2018
18th: DFW LGBT Bar’s Annual Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 18 at the Dallas offices of Locke Lord LLP
The Dallas LGBT Bar Association invites you to our Annual Winter Holiday Party! Join us for food, drinks, and good company. Spouses are welcome.
28th: What’s Percolating with the LGBT Bar?
Wednesday, November 28 from 8 – 9 AM at Zephyrs Bakery Cafe (4001 Cedar Springs Rd. Suite A, Dallas, TX 75219)
It’s about that time! Time for our next breakfast meeting. We’ve been having a great time getting to know our members in a more intimate, casual setting. This rotating breakfast meeting will take place at Zephyrs Bakery Cafe in the heart of the “gayborhood.” Please RSVP on Facebook so we are able to give an accurate head count to the servers.
23rd: What’s Percolating with the LGBT Bar?
Thursday, August 23 from 8 – 9 AM at Cindi’s Deli. Our rotating breakfast networking series makes its way to North Dallas. Please RSVP on Facebook so we are able to give an accurate head count to the servers.
14th: What’s Percolating with the LGBT Bar?
Thursday, June 14 from 8 – 9 AM at Buzzbrews. Join our new rotating breakfast networking series. Please RSVP on Facebook so we are able to give an accurate head count to the servers.
17th: Membership Drive
Thursday, May 17 from 6 – 8 PM at Amberjax. Join the LGBT Bar! Please RSVP on Facebook so we are able to give an accurate head count to the servers.
Calendar Year 2017
7th: Annual Holiday Party
Thursday, December 7 from 6 – 9 PM at the Clubs at Prestonwood. Please RSVP on Facebook so we are able to give an accurate head count.