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PRIDE IN LAW'S HISTORY

Pride in Law - National LGBTIQ+ Law Association.

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OUR HISTORY

Pride in Law is an association dedicated to the LGBTIQ+ legal community. After a year of planning, Pride in Law was formally created by Dean Clifford-Jones (Founding Member) in July 2017.

 

The creation of Pride in Law was a historic moment. It was the first time in Australian history that an independent LGBTIQ+ Law Association was established. With thanks also to our Founding Corporate Sponsors, Pride in Law quickly grew into a National LGBTIQ+ Law Association. 

Pride in Law's Board of National Directors are governed by a Constitution and act to represent the rainbow legal community as a unified National LGBTIQ+ Law Association. While each State or Territory (Chapters - the Constituted Bodies) is governed by an enacted Rules and Regulations Document as well as several policies, which enables our State and Territory teams to advocate on behalf of their local members.

 

Since its foundations in 2017, Pride in Law has continued to seek to erase homophobia, gender inequality, and other affronts to individuals, families, and communities by educating the legal community about LGBTIQ+ issues.

Pride in Law is proud of the legacy we are building through the Committees of years past. We are not exclusive to any single area of legal discipline. Whether you're a corporate lawyer from a top tier firm, a criminal solicitor, government legal officer, family practitioner, child protection lawyer, barrister, judicial officer, or personal injuries legal practitioner, all allies are welcome.

You can join Pride in Law through this website. 

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ABOUT US

Pride in Law is the peak national representative body of the Australian LGBTIQ+ legal profession. We represent the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and trans, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQ+) and allies in the legal profession on state, national and international issues.

Pride in Law is a non-political law association. We are an essential resource for all legal professionals seeking to embrace their LGBTIQ+ community.

MEMBERSHIP

Pride in Law is wholly run by volunteers. We welcome all allies, those interested in helping the LGBTIQ+ community, and people that wish to make a difference in the lives of others. You do not need to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or trans, intersex, queer or questioning to be a member of Pride in Law. All our welcome to join. 

 

Pride in Law is a professional law association. Both individuals in the legal profession and students are involved in making our association what it is today. 

To join Pride in Law please visit out membership page on this website. 

FUNDING

Pride in Law receives no government funding. Our main source of funds come from our Corporate Sponsors. We also receive additional funds from a membership fees. Pride in Law also charges a small amount for our larger events with 100 per cent of profits being returned to our association. 

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