LGBT Committee


The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) Committee of the Columbus Bar Association seeks to bring together lawyers and legal professionals interested in the different facets of the LGBT community: those who represent members of the LGBT community, those who are members of the LGBT community, and those who share an interest in the laws and public policies related to the LGBT community. In an effort to better serve clients and the profession, the members of the LGBT Committee join together to share ideas and to update Columbus Bar members on topics of concern to all who participate in the field of LGBT law or deal with LGBT legal and public policy issues.

The LGBT Committee also seeks to create networking, social and mentoring opportunities and support systems within the LGBT law community to help committee members build successful and rewarding professional lives.

A Message from the LGBT Committee Chair:

As an ally, I am so grateful to have been welcomed into the Columbus LGBT community and embraced by the LGBT Committee of the Columbus Bar Association. I am committed to furthering committee members’ interests and exploring issues that impact the LGBT community locally and nationally. Please join us at a monthly meeting or social event sometime soon. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas for programming, please feel free to reach out.

-Carly Edelstein

Questions about committees?

Contact Donna Sweet at 614/221.4112 or at

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Committee Members

LGBT Committee LinkedIn Group

If you are an LGBT Committee member, please be sure to join our LinkedIn Group. The group is a place where committee members can share practice related information and discuss committee business. Join today to start strengthening your professional network! Questions? Email Donna at

Meeting Date

1st Tuesday of the month at noon at the Columbus Bar Association offices

Committee Chair

Carly Edelstein