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GLBT Initiative

An inclusive community is true to life.

Recognizing the value of the broadest definition of diversity, we actively recruit attorneys who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT). All Goodwin Procter attorneys benefit from our commitment to merit-based, professional development and career advancement programs.

Goodwin Procter’s GLBT Initiative
To promote a strong network of Goodwin Procter GLBT professionals, we have formed our partner-led GLBT Initiative, which focuses on recruiting, advancing and retaining GLBT attorneys while promoting a culture of inclusion across the firm.

Our firm offers valuable professional development and networking opportunities to strengthen connections among members of our community. For example, the GLBT Initiative sponsored a presentation by Evan Wolfson, the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, the national campaign to end marriage discrimination.

Firm Sponsorships and Activities
Each year the firm supports the ACLU/LGBT & AIDS Project’s summer reception in New York. The LGBT & AIDS Project fights discrimination and moves public opinion on LGBT rights through the courts, legislatures and public education. For example, we hosted an attorney from the ACLU/LGBT & AIDS project who addressed our attorneys and summer associates on “Significant Developments in LGBT Rights Law in the Past Five Years.”

Goodwin Procter is also a proud sponsor of The National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA) Conference. NLGLA is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations. NLGLA promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community.