1101 Market Street, 11th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-238-6300 Fax: 215-238-1267 www.philadelphiabar.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Daniel A. Cirucci
Phone: (215) 238-6340
The mission statement of the Committee is to address issues that are of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the legal profession. As part of its work, the Committee:
Cheryl A. Ingram served as the Director of Policy Administration for the Philadelphia Bar Association. She also served on the board of Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP), including a term as its Treasurer. Cheryl successfully advocated for GALLOP's evolution into an effective bar association by assisting in the creation of a Web site, endorsing of Bar candidates, and advocating for more visibility and involvement in the greater Philadelphia legal community. She reached out to both the American and the Pennsylvania Bar Associations to be inclusive of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and encouraged the Philadelphia Bar Association to endorse a number of pro-LGBT resolutions. She was a catalyst in the creation of the Committee on the Legal Rights of Lesbians and Gay Men at the Philadelphia Bar Association, successfully lobbied the Bar Association to extend health benefits to the partners of its lesbian and gay employees, and was instrumental in the creation of the Advocate for Justice award, which recognizes the important contributions from allies outside the LGBT legal community to the cause of equality for all.
Please send nominations for the award to Keith Armstrong by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. Please include a short statement about the person that you are nominating to receive the award.