rainbow flag blowing in breezeSexual Orientation and Gender Identification
Legal Issues Section (SOGILI)


The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification Legal Issues Section (SOGILI) seeks to support understanding among WSBA members of the legal needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) residents of Washington; to assist GLBT residents and those who represent them; to better understand how their legal needs can be met; to support research, education, and collaboration by section members on issues of sexual orientation and gender identification; to promote the study of GLBT law and report on changing law and regulations as they affect GLBT individuals and communities; to assist in legislative work undertaken within the scope of GR 12; and to act as a liaison between the WSBA, the Board of Governors, GLBT organizations, and the public.

Section Members: To join the section list serve and for general questions, please send your e-mail address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact the current section chair, Dana O'Day-Senior.


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