CENTRAL FLORIDA GAY AND LESBIAN LAW ASSOCIATION

Founded in 2004, CFGALLA is a regional Voluntary Bar
Association of The Florida Bar. CFGALLA is a qualified
501(c)(6) non-profit…

 

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Founded in 2004, CFGALLA is a regional Voluntary Bar Association of The Florida Bar.

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This resource provides easy access to a number of sources for information relevant to the LGBT community.

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About Central Florida Gay &
Lesbian Law Association CFGALLA

Founded in 2004, CFGALLA is a regional Voluntary Bar Association of The Florida Bar. CFGALLA is a qualified 501(c)(6) non-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code. It is the objective of CFGALLA to establish and maintain an integrated group to support, assist, and encourage gay and lesbian attorneys, legal professionals, and law students, and provide support and resources to the community at large on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered issues.

CFGALLA Membership

Your CFGALLA relies on its membership to maintain current contact information and enough funds to operate the Association. Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership and to complete an online application. Membership in CFGALLA is open to anyone in the legal profession, including lawyers, paralegals, and law students. Annual dues are $75.00 for regular attorneys, $50.00 for judiciary, government, or non-profit lawyers, $37.50 for paralegals, and $10.00 for law students.

Benefits of Membership Include:

Join our list-serve where members can post referrals, questions, and legal updates

Add your profile to our website directory listing practice areas and links to your personal website

Frequent networking and social functions

Free and discounted CLE classes

Mentoring opportunities

Keep informed about local and national legal issues affecting the LGBT community

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Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association (CFGALLA)

ANNOUNCEMENT: 5th DCA JNC Seeks Applicants For Vacancy

As a result of the resignation of Judge Vincent Torpy, there is a vacancy in the 5th District Court of Appeal, and the Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy.

Judicial applications for this one District Court of Appeal vacancy must be received before 5
p.m., Dec. 21, 2018, at the following location:

c/o Michael C. Sasso, Chair
Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
1031 W. Morse Blvd., Suite 120
Winter Park, FL 32789
[email protected]

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. All applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for at least 10 years, be electors of the state of Florida and be residents of the 5th District Court of Appeal before taking office.

2) The Judicial Application (which can be downloaded from The Florida Bar website, www.floridabar.org) must include:

• One digital (electronic) copy of the application (either as a .PDF or in Microsoft Word) to [email protected]; and one digital (electronic) copy of the application with personal information redacted in a format suitable for submission in response to public records requests.
• A recent photograph.
• All letters of recommendation in your possessions that you wish the commission to consider, however, these letters may also be sent as supplements, after the application is submitted.
• Copies of the applicant’s completed federal income tax returns for the preceding three years OR a current financial statement and financial history. NOTE: if you are practicing law as a professional association, your tax returns for the three-year period should include the tax returns for the professional association.
• Any additional information that you feel may be helpful to the commission in assessing your qualifications.

After the deadline for submitting applications, the commission will determine which applicants to interview. If you are to be interviewed, you will be contacted to confirm the date, time and location.

All proceedings of the commission are open to the public except for deliberations. Accordingly, you should not expect your application to be kept confidential.

If an applicant is nominated, all materials attached to the original application will be submitted to the governor.

If there is any question about the application process, please contact Michael C. Sasso at the address above.
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Meet the newest member of CFGALLA's Board of Directors, Mark Elliot. Mark focuses his practice on employee rights and civil rights advocacy, has multi-jurisdictional experience, and maintains a license to practice law in both Washington, D.C. and Florida.
Originally from New England, Mark and his partner lived in Washington, D.C. for many years before relocating to Florida. In addition to his passion for the law, he contributes to the community as vice president of the board for the Acquisition Trust of the Orlando Museum of Art and as a member of the Federal Club of the Human Rights Campaign.
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Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association (CFGALLA)

It was a big week for Orlando voluntary bar organizations! #CFAWL was happy to support the Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association (CFGALLA) at its annual meeting and board election, as well as the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida at its #havananights-themed installation and scholarship soirée! CFAWL is so proud to be a part of this diverse, supportive bar community 🥰 #CFAWLconnects #VBA #OrlVBA #CFGALLA #HBACF

CC: The Florida Bar; Florida Bar Diversity & Inclusion Committee; Florida Association for Women Lawyers
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This week our members, Tom Young, Michael Andriano, Joseph Baker, Robert Garcia and Barry Miller participated in a panel at Barry University School of Law (Official) concerning the practice of law as LGBT citizens. Thank you to Barry's Hispanic Bar Association for having us! ... See MoreSee Less

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Welcome to the Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association (“CFGALLA”). CFGALLA is a non-profit dedicated to promoting legal services to the LGBTQ+ community of Central Florida and to providing professional development for our members. If you are interested in joining CFGALLA, please visit the signup link above. If you are a member of the legal community seeking a referral, please fill out the contact form below and a member of our board will be contact you. I look forward to meeting with you!

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Barry L. Miller, Esq., President

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