Reimagining Law: Moses Suarez, President of LAGBAC – Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Bar Association

In this episode of Reimagining Law, we talk to Moses Suarez, Partner at SmithAmundsenLLC and President of LAGBAC – Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Bar Association. Moses discusses the recent Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia decision, the initiatives LAGBAC is implementing this year, and what the legal profession can do to better support LGBTQ+ individuals.

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  • 00:38 – You’re from south Texas and went to law school in Indiana, why did you decide to practice law in Chicago?
  • 01:23 – The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 guarantees protection from workplace discrimination for gay and transgender people. What does this mean for the LGBTQ+ community, particularly the legal community?
  • 02:23 – Can you speak about the role of activism in obtaining rights?
  • 05:59 – You’re president of LAGBAC. Could you share some of the initiatives that the organization is working on this year?
  • 08:46 – You want to expand LAGBAC’s name to signify the more inclusive nature of the organization, correct?
  • 10:11 – Is the legal profession doing enough to support the LGBTQ+ community?

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Moses Suarez

Moses is a partner and co-chair of SmithAmundsenLLC’s health care practice group. He was elected president of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC) in October 2018. He is LAGBAC’s first Latino president. He has worked to promote LGBTQ+ transgender and people of color within the organization and in the judiciary. Moses advises clients on state and federal health care regulations as well as risk reduction. He also defends health care professionals before state licensing boards and in medical malpractice litigation.

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About Reimagining Law

The Reimagining Law video series explores how legal and judicial professionals are adapting the delivery of services to meet the unique needs of today’s consumers. The first episodes will focus on the ways that attorneys and judges are continuing to deliver justice amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Reimagining Law is produced by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. This episode was recorded on June 22, 2020.

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