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 Inaugural 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.  The application can be downloaded by clicking here.


Send your completed application to by 5 pm on April 29, 2019.

Please spread the word to law students planning to do summer work in the LGBTQI community.  Questions?  Contact Chelsea HaleyNelson or 510-868-0633

CLICK HERE to view the application!

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