Lea Krauss has a large amount of responsibility on her plate as President of the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Network. Aside from supervising the planning and execution of events and programs, Krauss assists all board members “through encouragement and motivation to ensure we work together as a cohesive unit” as well as leading development of the organization’s vision and its policies and procedures.

Although Krauss was not the founder of the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Network, she states that she has taken full responsibility in leading the organization from the beginning.

“I became involved early on and I was asked to ‘take the reins’ because of my strong belief that the GLLN was necessary to fill a need within the LGBT community,” she adds.

Activities that members of the Gay and Lesbian Layers Network participate in are fundraisers, happy hours, luncheons, the sponsoring of educational seminars and the provision of mentoring and scholarships for students and young lawyers. Members also work with other organizations throughout Florida to generate statewide programs addressing problems that affect the LGBT community. This past year, membership has more than doubled.

“The GLLN has transformed my life both personally and professionally,” Krauss concluded.

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