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May 15, 2013

Lea P. Krauss, Gwynne A. Young, and Neil D. Kolner/Steven Shires Photography
GAY & LESBIAN LAWYERS NETWORK President Lea P. Krauss, from the left, Florida Bar President Gwynne A. Young, and Neil D. Kolner, GLLN vice president.

Young honored for diversity efforts

The Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network hosted its annual fundraiser benefitting Gilda’s Club, a cancer support community, and Sunserve, a social service agency serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in South Florida in Oakland Park.

More than 175 people attended the gala, which raised more than $10,000 for the charities.

GLLN thanked Florida Bar President Gwynne Young for her contribution to the Bar’s diversity initiative.

Young presented awards to winners of GLLN’s law student essay contest, which was funded in part by a Florida Bar diversity leadership grant.

Young also announced the Bar’s Special Committee on Diversity and Inclusion has approved two new grant proposals from GLLN and its sister organizations, Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association and the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association.

One new grant will help host a free CLE update on the U.S. Supreme Court’s same sex marriage equality cases (Hollingsworth v. Perry, No. 12-144, and U.S. v. Windsor, 12-307) and a reception following to be held June 28 at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton.

The second grant will help these three voluntary bar associations present their second annual CLE seminar, “Out of the Closet, In Your Office: Representing LGBT Clients 2013,” to be held at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville on October 18-19.

[Revised: 10-17-2014]