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Record Number of LGBT Judges in California

The Bay Area Reporter reports on the record number of LGBT judges in California.  There are currently 56 openly LGBT judges serving on the state appellate and trial courts.  There are no openly LGBT judges serving on the CA Supreme Court. The article notes that...

Teresa Caffese Joins San Francisco Superior Court

Vice-President Linda Colfax shared that Teresa Caffese is now a member of the Superior Court for San Francisco.  Governor Jerry Brown’s November 2nd announcement includes "Teresa M. Caffese, 57, of San Francisco, has been appointed to a judgeship in the San Francisco County Superior Court. Caffese...

Judge Feinman Takes the Oath For NY Court of Appeals

On October 18th Judge Guido Loyola (NY) shared these photographs taken that day in Albany, New York, when Associate Judge Paul G. Feinman, our former President, took the oath of office to begin service as a member of the New York Court of Appeals. ...

Anders Takes on Mantle of New President

At the August 4, 2017 Annual Meeting, the Honorable Daniel J. Anders (PA) was elected to succeed the Honorable Victoria S. Kolakowski (CA) as President of The International Association of LGBT Judges. Judge Anders is a member of the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County,...

Feinman Named First Openly Gay Member of New York Court of Appeals

On June 21st, the New York Senate confirmed Governor Andrew Cuomo's nomination of Appellate Division, First Department, Justice Paul G. Feinman to serve as a member of the New York Court of Appeals. Feinman, President of the International Association of LGBT Judges between September 5,...

Writing Competition is Open

The deadline for submission for the International Association of LGBT Judges Writing Competition is April 21st at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. TOPIC: Diversity on the Bench; or Judicial or legal ethics around LGBT Issues ELIGIBILITY: Students must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school during the 2016-2017...

Thoughts on Orlando

Adequate words cannot be found to express our sadness, anger, and outrage following yesterday's murder of our sisters, brothers and allies at The Pulse in Orlando, Florida. To family and friends of the victims and the Orlando LGBT Community, the Association offers its love, sympathy and...

Master of the Rolls

May 26th, The Guardian reported that "Sir Terence Etherton, Britain’s first openly gay senior judge, has been appointed master of the rolls, making him head of the civil judiciary in England and Wales." The article continues, The 64-year-old lawyer’s promotion was confirmed by an announcement from Downing Street...

History Check: Judge Benjamin J.F. Cruz

A correction is necessary regarding the confirmation of Justice Maite Oronoz Rodriguez as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. All the best information accessed by the news media was that Chief Justice Oronoz Rodriguez is the first openly LGBT Chief Judge in...