LGBTQ+ Section

Mission Statement

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

Please click HERE to see our section’s bylaws.




Co-Chairs Ciara Sprance
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Zach Stirparo
Delaware Department of Justice
Secretary Jennifer R. Noel
Christiana Care
Treasurer Patrick A. Lockwood
Saul Ewing
Law School Outreach Coordinator Joel M. Doner
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Members-at-Large Dan Cole
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor
Caneel Radinson-Blasucci
Delaware Department of Justice

Section Meetings

Date Location
Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 12:00 pm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, 222, Delaware Ave., Ste. 700, Wilmington, DE 19801 [with Zoom option]
Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 12:00 pm Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Hercules Plaza, 1313 North Market Street, 6th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801 [with Zoom option]
Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 12:00 pm Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, 1000 N. King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 [with Zoom option].
Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 12:00 pm Location TBD / Zoom option
Thursday, September 5, 2024 at 12:00 pm     Location TBD / Zoom option
Thursday, November 7, 2024 at 12:00 pm Location TBD / Zoom option



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

For information regarding Sections, please contact LaTonya Tucker, Director of Bar Services and Membership.
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