Lavender Law Conference took place in Chicago on September 6-8, 2007. Kirkland was a platinum sponsor of this event coordinated by The National Gay and Lesbian Law Foundation. (NGLLF). The NGLLF focuses on legal issues of concern to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. As a part of our sponsorship, the Firm hosted the welcome reception for students, speakers and all other event attendees. Several hundred attorneys, law students, policy advocates and former President Bill Clinton attended the conference.
Kirkland contributed funds to GLBT law student organizations at NYU and UCLA, and to Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom to help their members attend Lavender Law.
As a part of the conference, attorneys from Kirkland met with GLBT law students at a recruiting fair. A number of candidates have been called back for further interviews in Kirkland offices. Eighteen Kirkland attorneys also attended the second annual Firmwide GLBT Dinner.