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OUTLaw Presents Panel on LGBT Issues for Lawyers

Published: April 16, 2013
OUTLaw Panel
OUTLaw President Sara Denton (2L)

Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s LGBT student organization OUTLaw sponsored a presentation during Diversity Week on issues and experiences that LGBT lawyers may face professionally.

Alexis Scott ‘07 discussed her experience as an "OUT" criminal defense attorney as well as her experience with LGBT issues that arise in both family and criminal law related cases.

Another attorney, Ginger Jacobs, talked about emerging issues for LGBT immigrants, including DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), asylum claims, immigration remedies, as well as a Supreme Court Update on Prop 8 and DOMA.

Joanna Solozabal brought the audience up to date on estate planning strategies that are available for LGBT individuals.

And the final panelist, Danielle Barger ’06, discussed the tax disparity she has found within the LGBT community during her practice.

 "As previous Co-President of Outlaw, it was inspiring to see the organization put on such a successful academic attorney panel,” said Jessica Lockett ‘12.  “All the panelists were fascinating and each contributed valuable information about their fields of practice and the struggles that affect the LGBT community, from discrimination to the current SCOTUS cases."