Tara Pfeifer, staff attorney with the Women’s Law Project’s Western Pennsylvania office, was recently recognized by the American Bar Association for her service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
Pfeifer is Vice-Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Committee and also a member of the Young Lawyers Division Diversity Committee. In the latter capacity, earlier this year she organized a forum on marriage equality featuring ACLU of Pennsylvania Legal Director Vic Walczak.
The forum, “The Marriage Equality Decision in Pennsylvania – A Conversation with Witold Walczak, Legal Director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania,” won second place in the Young Lawyers Division Diversity category at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago.
“We are so pleased that Tara’s dedication to the public interest and to the LGBTQ community in particular has been recognized,” says Carol E. Tracy, Executive Director of Women’s Law Project.
Congratulations to Tara on this well-deserved honor!
While lawyers’ work is usually under the radar, Pfeifer is the second Women’s Law Project attorney to be recognized by the American Bar Association this week. WLP Managing Attorney Terry Fromson just returned from Chicago, where she was awarded the ABA’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence 20/20 Vision award last weekend.
Founded in 1974, the Women’s Law Project is the only public interest law center devoted to women’s rights in Pennsylvania.