Lawyer Resources

IMPORTANT: The pages of our Resource Center are intended to provide easy access to a number of sources for information that may be relevant to the LGBT community. Central Florida GALLA has made no attempt to verify the accuracy of the content provided in any of these pages or the links contained in these pages, and does not assume any responsibility for such content.

National LGBT Bar Association

The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity.

American Bar Association

The ABA strives to serve equally members, the profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.

The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar is the organization of all lawyers who are licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida to practice law in the state. Any lawyer desiring to practice law in Florida must be a member of The Florida Bar.

Orange County Bar Association

Founded in 1933, the Orange County Bar Association has been the primary vehicle for area attorneys to meet, exchange information related to their legal specialty areas, and provide valuable legal and community services to residents in surrounding communities. The OCBA is a 3,500-member voluntary association in Orlando, Florida.

9th  Judicial Circuit Court of Florida

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is located in the heart of Central Florida and is one of 20 judicial circuits in the state. Serving Orange and Osceola counties, the Ninth Circuit covers over 2,000 square miles and serves more than 1.3 million residents, making it one of the largest circuits in Florida. Additionally, because of Central Florida’s great sunshine, family attractions, and a strong economy Central Florida plays host to nearly 50 million business and vacationing visitors each year, making this the most visited region of the world.

18th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida

The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit was created by the legislature in 1967 and is composed of Brevard and Seminole Counties. The 18th Circuit has a large geographical area with over eighty miles between the main courthouse in Viera (Melbourne) and the Criminal Justice Center in Sanford. There are a total of six courthouses in the circuit with main facilities located at Viera and Sanford.

Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.