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Message from BALIF Board (November 12, 2013)

13 Nov 2013 2:20 PM | BALIF Administrator (Administrator)
Hello BALIF Members and Friends-

I hope this finds you smiling.

Visiting Hawaii this past weekend, the press coverage of the proposed Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 was widespread and diverse. When I see and hear other states struggling with LGBT equality issues I often wonder what I, as a San Francisco resident, can do to help.

I think I figured out one small way I can help. I can support my LGBT brothers and sisters right here in the Bay Area (and stop feeling helpless).

As attorneys and law students we are constantly asked for referrals. You all know you can search for BALIF members by name, but did you know you could search by practice area, Law Firm, or Organization?

The next time someone needs a real estate attorney or the next time someone is interviewing at a particular law firm, send them to our Member Directory to see if any BALIF members can help. Or better yet, locate an attorney in the directory that would be a good referral and reach out to them yourself before sending the referral. Strengthening our community here will help strengthen our communities in other states.

Another way you can help is to join me for a casual drink at all of the following:

1. 2013 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Awards Reception Thursday, November 14th at 5:30 at UC Hastings (honoring our own Chelsea Haley Nelson!)

2. BALIF/NCLR Happy Hour on November 21, 2013 at 6:00 at Pause Wine Bar.

3. BALIF's Holiday Party on December 18, 2013 at 5:30 at Tank 18.

Click on the link and click on "Add to my calendar" and you're set.

Thank you!

Peter Catalanotti
BALIF Outreach Chair

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