Mission Statement:

The Section shall address issues that are of importance to attorneys with an interest in legal issues relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) people.  The Section shall promote the objectives of the Delaware State Bar Association within the context of professional development, community building, and the study of legal issues as it relates to the Section’s purpose and membership.  To that end, it shall be the purpose the LGBT Section to improve the public service rendered by its members in legal matters concerning the LGBT community, to promote the professional development and interests of its members, to provide education to all members of the Association and the Section about legal issues affecting the LGBT community, and to provide a common meeting ground for all attorneys who are interested in the purpose of the LGBT Section.

Officers (2014-15):

Chair:  Anthony Flynn, Jr., Richards Layton & Finger, P.A., flynn@rlf.com

Vice-Chair:  Ryan Maerz, Richards Layton & Finger, P.A. maerz@rlf.com

Secretary:  Andy Kostoulas, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP ekostoulas@ycst.com

CLE Coordinator:  Natalie Wolf, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP nwolf@ycst.com

Member-at-Large:  Hon.  John Brady,  john.gerrygraylaw@gmail.com

Member-at-Large:  Shaku Bhaya, Doroshow Pasquale Krawitz & Bhaya, shakubhaya@dplaw.com


Upcoming Events:

LGBT Section Happy Hour

March 19, 2015
Deep Blue Bar and Grill
111 W. 11th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

Sponsored by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP


Past Events:

LGBT Section Summer Reception
Honoring Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden
With Special Guest Governor Jack Markell

Come celebrate the creation of the new LGBT Section and honor the work and accomplishments of Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP
Rodney Square
1000 North King Street, Wilmington

Host Sponsor:  Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP
Platinum Sponsors:  Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell, LLP; Richards Layton & Finger, PA; Doroshow Pasquale Krawitz & Bhaya; Morris James LLP; Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Silver Sponsors:  Gerry Gray, P.A.; Christine K. Demsey, Esq.; Boudart & Mensinger, LLP

The Path to the Judiciary CLE
Come learn about the process by which Delaware state and federal judges are selected.  We will have representatives from the Judicial Nominating Commission and Governor Jack Markell and Senator Tom Carper’s offices to describe what they look for in making judicial selections.  The CLE will also feature recently appointed members of the Supreme Court, Superior Court, Court of Chancery, Court of Common Pleas, Family Court and the Justice of the Peace Court to offer insights and guidance on the application process, how to substantively prepare for a judgeship, and the day-to-day reality of being a judge.

Friday, October 24, 2014
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
New Castle County Courthouse
Jury Services Assembly Room
500 North King Street, Suite 1800
Wilmington, DE 19801

Happy Hour to Follow at The Queen


LGBT Winter Reception

Please join us for a happy hour welcoming new admittees to the Delaware bar.

January 8, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Timothy’s on the Riverfront
930 Justison St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

RSVPs to flynn@rlf.com are appreciated, but not required.


The LGBT Section is an inclusive group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied attorneys and welcomes new members, regardless of whether they identify as LGBT or not.  If you would like to join the LGBT Section, please contact Janice Myrick at (302) 658-5279 x 103 at the DSBA Office.