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Cooperating Attorney Network

Join the movement for equality—become a member of the Lambda Legal Cooperating Attorneys Network. Member attorneys may serve as resources for callers to our Legal Help Desk, draft amicus briefs, perform legal research and in some cases act as Lambda Legal's co-counsel.


Dear Colleague:

As you may know, Lambda Legal is a national leader in the fight for the civil rights of lesbians and gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and people with HIV. Through groundbreaking litigation, public education, and legal advocacy, Lambda Legal has played a crucial role in combating discrimination around the United States. Cooperating attorneys have always played an important role in our achievements; the commitment of attorneys is an integral part of Lambda Legal's work.

Lambda Legal's attorneys do an inestimable amount of work each year, litigating important cases across the country. The Cooperating Attorney Network is our effort to increase the number of cases we can handle. Some attorneys in our network become directly involved in our work by being our principal "cooperating counsel" in a case. Some assist us by drafting amicus briefs, which can carry their name or not, depending on the circumstances of their practice. Still others assist by undertaking a piece of legal research, provided to us for use in our work.

Of course, at any one time we can only take advantage of what a small number of you have to offer. Although we might not call on you for some time, we need to know you're there, all over the country. This is our own version of the inactive but ready reserves! I hope this is a circumstance you can understand.

Although Lambda Legal does not make legal referrals, we do maintain the names of attorneys who are sensitive to LGBT and HIV-related issues. Lambda Legal is contacted by many individuals all over the country whose cases are not "test cases," to whom we would like to provide names of local attorneys sensitive to their issues. Even if you are unable to work with Lambda Legal directly, please consider joining the Cooperating Attorney Network so that we may put you on our list for this purpose.

If you would like to join our network, please take a moment to complete the information form. If you have any questions, e-mail us. Thanks again for your continued support. We look forward to hearing from you.

Very truly yours,

Jon Davidson
Legal Director