Legal Aid Participates in Annual Lavender Law Conference
From left: Peter Mitchell, Kathy Asada of the San Francisco Public Defenders office, Bharati Narumanchi and Jason Wu.

The Legal Aid Society sponsored and participated in the National LGBT Bar Association’s 29th Annual Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair held Aug. 2-4. Several of the Society’s staff attended the highly successful conference for two days of workshops, panels and assisted in recruitment at the Career Fair.

Bharati Narumanchi, Director of Recruitment, and Jason Wu, staff attorney in Civil, HCLO office, attended a Legal Services Caucus on August 2 and networked with attorneys and advocates from around the country. They discussed the work that The Legal Aid Society is doing with low-income LGBT clients, including best intake procedures and increasing cultural competency. Peter Mitchell, Director of Training, CDP, spoke on a panel called: “Jury Selection and Anti-LGBT Bias.” And Tom Burrows, a Juvenile Rights attorney in Queens, also gave a presentation.

Civil Practice staff attorneys Jason Wu and Taylor James staffed the Career Fair table during the conference.

Peter Mitchell, Jason Wu and Bharati Narumanchi also met with the San Francisco Public Defenders office and spoke with Matt Gonzalez, the Chief Attorney, and Kathy Asada, Manager of Recruitment, Paralegals and Interns.