UPCOMING EVENTS...

 

Come Out to Meet the Bar!

August 22nd at

Glass + Griddle

1130 N 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233


Diversifying the Bench -

Judicial Appointments


CO-SPONSORED WITH LOCAL AFFINITY BAR ASSOCIATIONS

Join the LGBT Bar Association of WI, ACS Milwaukee Lawyer Chapter, the Association for Women Lawyers, the Wisconsin Asian American Bar Association, the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers, and the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association for a pointed discussion regarding judicial appointments. Hear from a panel of experts, including members of the Judicial Selection Advisory Committee, and recently appointed Judge Joe Donald.

Immediately following the event, continue the conversation during a networking event at Rare Steakhouse, hosted by Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Event is free for attendees. Please register  here by October 10, 2019.


Monday, October 14, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CT
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
833 East Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202


QLAW DISTINGUISHED LECTURE WELCOMES KENYAN LEGAL ACTIVIST

Queer activist Eric Gitari to discuss ‘Litigating LGBTIQ+ Rights in Kenya’

MADISON, WI— QLaw University of Wisconsin Law School, welcomes Eric Gitari, queer activist and Co-Founder of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in Nairobi, Kenya.

“The QLaw Distinguished Lecture Series showcases the work of resilient lawyers who advocate on the front lines across the world for LGBTIQ+ equality,” says QLaw Vice President Matthew Giguere. “50 years ago the Stonewall Riots granted us the privileges our community has today, but this lecture will expose our students and community members to the resistance our collective movement continues to face today.”

The annual lecture is part of QLaw Wisconsin’s Distinguished Lecture Series, which attracts local, regional, and international legal scholars, advocates, and activists who represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons and their human rights. This year’s lecture is also co-sponsored by Quoncil and the University of Wisconsin Human Rights Program.

“This is an extraordinary event that exemplifies the best of the University of Wisconsin Law School’s commitment to building an inclusive community,” said Steph Tai, Faculty Advisor for QLaw Wisconsin. “This event will highlight the intersections between human rights law, queer activism, and considerations in the global South.”

Eric Gitari is one of the most recognized and respected LGBTIQ community organizers in Kenya. He co-founded the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Committee which provides “a coordinated national legal aid response for Kenya’s LGBTIQ community.” Gitari has stood before the High Court of Kenya advocating for the eradication of punitive criminal laws against expressions of same sex intimacy. On May 24 2019, that court upheld a more than a century old legislation criminalizing homosexuality in a country which has constitutionally banned same-sex marriage since 2010. Gitari will discuss his human rights advocacy work in Kenya and across Africa.

The lecture will begin at 3:00 pm on October 31, 2019, at the Alumni Lounge of The Pyle Center (702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Gitari will be joined by David Tinashe Hofisi, a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Wisconisn-Madison focusing on human rights and constitutional law in Africa. Limited free tickets are available online here.


Free CLE Events!

The LGBT Bar Association is presenting a Free CLE in Madison and in Milwaukee this Winter and Spring 2019 on Updates in Constitutional Law for the LGBT Community.

The Milwaukee CLE will take place at Husch Blackwell on 12/13/18 at 5 p.m.

An email will be sent to members shortly with Registration details.


Come Out to Meet the Bar

January 2019

More details soon.


PAST EVENTS... 

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COME OUT TO MEET THE BAR

APRIL 19th, 2018

5:30-7:30

Blu at the Pfister

As always, members enjoy a free drink or two, and drink specials.  Guests welcome & encouraged. 


 

COME OUT TO MEET THE BAR

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

City Lights Brewing

2200 W. MT. VERNON AVE.  |  MILWAUKEE, WI  |  53233

As always, members enjoy a free drink or two, and drink specials.  Guests welcome & encouraged. 

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BUCKS PRIDE NIGHT!

March 2nd, 2018

@7pm

Bucks v. The Pacers

Sponsored by The Bucks, Freodert Medical College of WI, and WI LGBT Chamber OF Commerce! 

Tickets & T-shirt packages starting at 20$. 

Get Tickets!

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DIVERSIFYING THE BENCH: A ROAD TO JUDGESHIP

February 13, 2018

@ Husch Blackwell

Sponsored by Husch Blackwell

In Partnership with WAAL, WABA, & WHLA

 

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BAR 3 Year Anniversary Happy Hour

November 2017

@ Harley Davidson Museum

Sponsored by Harley Davidson

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BREWERS Meet up & Suite Party

September 2017

Sponsored by 

Husch Blackwell

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COME OUT TO MEET THE BAR

March 9, 2017

Great Dane Pub

Madison, WI

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COME OUT TO MEET THE BAR/HOLIDAYS HANGOVER PARTY

Friday, January 20th, 6-8 PM

Like Minds Brewery

823 East Hamilton Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

 

COME OUT TO MEET THE BAR

Wednesday, September 21st, 6-8 PM

CAMP BAR, Third Ward

525 E Menomonee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Come Out to Meet the Bar

May 6, 2016

6:00-8:00pm

Tin Widow

703 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Thank you to our Sponsor: Quarles & Brady


LGBT BAR PRIDE MEET UP

@ Club Charlie's

Friday, June 10, 2016

6:30 pm

We will meet at Club Charlie's, drink, mingle, and

then walk over around 8 pm to PRIDE Fest to see Sarah Silverman. Join Us.

 

 


State Bar Conference LGBT Happy Hour

at the

State Bar Annual Meeting & Conference

Wednesday, June 15th,

9:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Green Bay

More Details to Follow Soon...



Milwaukee LGBT Career night was a success!!! We were happy to partner with

some great organizations and mentor and advise

over 80 LGBTQ+ high school & college students. 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Our February 2016 Come Out to Meet the Bar @ CAMP Bar in Shorewood was great! Thanks to all who came out. See you in May for our next COTMTB!




 Thanks to all who came out for the Bar's 1 year anniversary at Central Standard Distillery. The night was truly a success! Here's to many more!