The QLaw 2018 Annual Banquet


Westin Seattle Hotel
5:30 Cocktail Hour
7:00 Dinner Program

We invite you to join us at the 13th QLaw Annual Banquet!

The QLaw Annual Banquet is an opportunity to celebrate the diverse LGBTQ communities within the legal profession, to gather as friends, "family," and colleagues, and to reflect on the victories of the last year and the struggles still to come. Each year, the QLaw Annual Banquet welcomes over 400 attorneys, judges, legal professionals, public officials, and LGBTQ leaders and visionaries from throughout the state.

This year, the QLaw Association is pleased to welcome the Honorable G. Helen Whitener as keynote speaker. Judge Whitener has served with distinction as a judge on the Pierce County Superior Court since 2015. A former prosecutor, defense attorney, and administrative law judge, Judge Whitener brings a wealth of experience to her work as a judge, and is the second black woman on the bench and the first openly lesbian judge in Pierce County. Born and raised in the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Judge Whitener is also the first immigrant-born judge of her court. Judge Whitener speaks often on human rights, access to justice, and the rights and responsibility of judiciary in ensuring the rights of all that appear before them to basic dignity and respect in judicial proceedings.


Purchase your tickets now! Discounted ticket prices are available for paid QLaw members, as well as for those travelling from outside King County to attend the banquet.


The QLaw Association is an entirely volunteer-run organization, and we rely on generous support from Washington law firms and companies that share our values and goals of diversity and equality. QLaw’s many programs and activities would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsor firms and companies.

If your firm or company is interested in sponsoring the QLaw Annual Banquet, please review our Sponsorship Opportunities and Sponsorship Sign-up forms, linked below, and email [email protected].  

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Sponsorship Sign-up Form


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