Pride in Law is a National LGBTIQ+ Law Association based in Australia. We are a non-political group, aimed at connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQ+) members of the legal community and their allies. We formed as an association to bring together the LGBTIQ+ legal profession across multiple disciplines.
As an association of legal professionals we seek to help members directly and indirectly through:
Pride in Law is an association dedicated to the LGBTIQ+ legal community. Pride in Law was formed in July 2017 by Dean Clifford-Jones (Founding Member) and its Founding Corporate Sponsors.
On 11 June 2019, as an association, Pride in Law became a company limited by guarantee for a charitable purpose. Pride in Law is also registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission. Pride in Law is wholly run by volunteers, including its three National Directors - Dean Clifford-Jones, Michael Bidwell and Yasmin Murry. In 2021, Yasmin Murry replaced Emily Phillips as one of Pride in Law’s National Directors.
The creation of Pride in Law was a historic moment. It was the first time in Australian history that an independent LGBTIQ+ Law Association was established. We are governed by a Constitution and act to represent the rainbow legal community as a unified National LGBTIQ+ Law Association. Since its foundations in 2017, Pride in Law has continued to seek to erase homophobia, gender inequality, and other affronts to individuals, families, and communities by educating the legal community about LGBTIQ+ issues.
Pride in Law is proud of the legacy we are building through the Committees of years past. We are not exclusive to any single area of legal discipline. Whether you're a corporate lawyer from a top tier firm, a criminal solicitor, government legal officer, family practitioner, child protection lawyer, barrister, judicial officer, or personal injuries legal practitioner, all allies are welcome.
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Pride in Law would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we all work, live and play. We would also like to pay respect to the elders past, present and emerging, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who use this website.
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