International Association of LGBT Judges

Welcome from the President

Welcome to the International Association of LGBT Judges’ website. Bienvenido. Yōkoso. Herzlich willkommen. Bienvenue. Ahlan wa sahlan. Huanying guanglin. Benvenuto. Baruch haba. Dobro pozhalovat’. Bem vinda.

I am honored to serve as the president of our Association since August 2017. I hope you find our website informative. Here you’ll find helpful resources about our Association, including links to judicial officers across the world, information about our 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference in New York City in August 2018, and judicial education materials. In our members-only Member Center, you will have access to our membership directory, all of our newsletters, photos from prior events and other membership materials.

This year, we celebrate our 25th anniversary as an organization. Although there are many benefits of membership, I have found the personal connections with other judges to be the most valuable benefit. As judges, we have a unique role in our legal system, and it is great to be able to tap into the deep reservoir of experience of other LGBT judges.

The Association also greatly benefits by having you as a member because it adds to the visibility and strength of our Association. We are proud to have members who are federal judges and justices of several state Supreme Courts from the United States. We also have a small but growing membership of international judges, including several from Canada.

If you are not already a member, I hope you will considering joining our Association. An annual membership is only $50, and you can join online at this link or by going to the Member Center.

I look forward to seeing you in New York in August 2018.


Best regards,
Dan Anders

Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia

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