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Focused on the greater New York metropolitan area, LeGaL is dedicated to improving the administration of the law, ensuring full equality for members of the LGBT community, promoting the expertise and advancement of LGBT legal professionals, and serving the larger community.


Founded in 1978 by Arthur S. Leonard, LeGaL began as the "New York Law Group" with a small group lawyers and grew to become the present-day LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York.


The LeGaL Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving its members and the LGBTQ community through our educational programs, advocacy, and legal services. 


The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York is a community of attorneys and law students committed to improving the administration of the law and ensuring full equality for members of the LGBTQ community.


LeGaL is committed to diversity and inclusion, and strives to serve and reflect the full spectrum of the LGBTQ community. We also graciously welcome allies with an interest in, and commitment to, LGBTQ rights.

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