We ask you to help the BALIF Foundation to fund:


  1. Educational programming for LGBTQI attorneys interested in becoming judges.

  2. Two $5,000 annual scholarships for first year LGBTQI law students intending to focus on LGBTQI civil rights work upon graduating from law school.

  3. Four annual $7,500 LGBTQI law student summer stipends for law students to focus on LGBTQI civils rights work at a non-profit of their choice.

  4. One annual fellowship for a recent LGBTQI law school graduate ($30,000) to focus on LGBTQI civils rights work at a non-profit of their choice for one year.

District Court 

Jamie Dupree

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Shay Aaron Gilmore

Sarah Good

Hon. Stuart & Rhoda Hing

David Tsai


Trial Court

Marvin Anderson

Jessica Bogo

Christopher Bowen

Angela Bradstreet

Boone Callaway

Nanci Clarence

Michael Colantuono

Dorothy Fernandez

Jaclyn Gross

Chelsea HaleyNelson

David Helbraun

Constance Hiatt

Patrick Kelly

Laura Maechtlen

Kelly McCown

Jennifer Orthwein

Teresa Renacker

Linda Scaparotti

Sean SeLegue

White & Case LLP

Margaret Wu

BALIF Foundation 2020 Summer Fellowship:


The BALIF Foundation is thrilled to announce its inaugural summer fellowship of $3,000 for a law student working in the field of LGBTQI rights.  


Send your completed application to by 5 pm on April 17, 2020.

Please spread the word to law students planning to do summer work in the LGBTQI community.  Questions?  Contact Jamie Dupree at or 415-399-3843.

CLICK HERE to view the application

2020 First Annual Julius Turman Award:


To submit a nomination of yourself, or someone in your community, please complete the nomination form here.


Nominations must be received by Friday, January 31, 2020 to be considered. Finalists for the award will be invited to participate in an interview in early February.


If you have any other questions about the Julius Turman Award, please feel free to write direction to the ​

2020 BALIF Foundation Law Student Association of the Year Award:


BALIF Foundation invites all LGBTQI law student associations in the Bay Area to apply for BALIF Foundation’s annual “Law Student Association of the Year” award.  Each year, the award is presented to a Bay Area law student group that has demonstrated a unique level of commitment to serving the LGBTQI community at its law school and in its community. 

The selected law school association will win a cash prize of $500 and will be recognized on stage at the BALIF Annual Gala to be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Bentley Reserve.

We look forward to receipt of your application for the 2020 award. 

Click here for the application.

Email Completed Applications by 5 p.m. on February 14, 2020 to:


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