THLA congratulates “J.M.S.R.” on her successful application for U.S. Asylum. On June 26, 2017, the United States granted asylum to J.M.S.R., who is a native of El Salvador. As a transgender woman, she suffered torture and abuse from the police and the local gangs in her community. Fearing for her life, J.M.S.R. fled from El Salvador and made the dangerous trek to the United...Read More
The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association of San Diego is excited to announce their partnership with Casa Cornelia Law Center to provide pro bono service opportunities for attorney members of THLA to represent immigrants in the LGBTQ community that need legal representation to be granted asylum here in the United States. Casa Cornelia is committed to upholding the legal rights of individuals fleeing...Read More
The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association 2017 Annual Dinner
Time / Date:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
US Grant Hotel
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. – Dinner Program
+Grilled Chicken Breast
+Potato Gnocchi (Veg)
Purchase Tickets Here
Keynote Speaker: Representative Brian Sims, Pennsylvania House of...Read More
THLA is proud to announce the following award recipients who will be honored at the 24th Annual THLA Awards Ceremony and Installation Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the historic US Grant Hotel:
Patricia Hollenbeck (Friend of the Community Award): As her nominations note, Patty has been a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community and “has been there year after...Read More
At its February 2016 Board meeting, THLA endorsed currently sitting Judge Keri Katz for re-election to the San Diego Superior Court. THLA endorsed Judge Katz for gubernatorial appointment several years ago, shortly after which Judge Katz was appointed to the San Diego Superior Court. Good luck to Judge Katz in the upcoming June election.
Congratulations to the following THLA-endorsed candidates who were recently elected to the San Diego County Bar Board of Directors:
Well done to THLA’s endorsed candidates! These newly elected representatives will be sworn in on December 4, 2015, at the SDCBA annual holiday party, “Stepping Up To The...Read More
Loren Freestone Elected As SDCBA President for 2017!
THLA is ecstatic to announce that THLA Board Member and SDCBA Board Member Loren Freestone was elected last night to serve as the President of the San Diego County Bar Association for 2017. Loren is a partner at Higgs, Fletcher & Mack (bio here).
Loren’s term as President-Elect will formally begin on Friday, December 4,...Read More
THLA is proud to endorse the following candidates for the upcoming election for the SDCBA Board of Directors. The election runs from October 15, 2015, through November 13, 2015. In alphabetical order, THLA endorses the following candidates:
THLA recently signed on as a co-author of an article focusing on the lack of LGBT representation in the California state and federal judiciary entitled, “The New Frontier of LGBT Equality: The California State and Federal Judiciary.” The article is the product of work done by a coalition of LGBT bar associations from San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, and...Read More