( Chicago, IL, September 26, 2017 )Lambda Legal announced today the addition of Jamie Gliksberg to the organization as a staff attorney in its Midwest Regional Office, located in Chicago. Gliksberg comes to Lambda Legal from Steptoe & Johnson and previously, Sidley Austin. She has experience in a variety of civil rights matters, including advocacy on behalf of prisoners, immigrant victims of violent crime, and asylum seekers, including individuals seeking relief from persecution in their home countries on the basis of their LGBT status.
"Jamie is a stellar attorney. We saw her skills and dedication first-hand when she spent a summer with us as a Public Interest Law Initiative graduate fellow," said Camilla Taylor, Senior Counsel at Lambda Legal. "We are excited to add a top-notch lawyer to the Lambda Legal team who brings experience, energy and passion for our work and our communitiesall vital in today's political and legal climate."
Gliksberg is a graduate of Northwestern Law School where she graduated cum laude and was a member of the Order of the Coif, as well as the Managing Editor and Articles Editor of the Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy. Also as a law student, she was a senior researcher on First Amendment issues. She received a B.S. in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan, where she graduated from the University's Honors program with High Distinction and High Honors. Jamie previously was a PILI graduate fellow in the Midwest Regional Office. Jamie is a member of the Illinois Bar.
"It has been a longtime dream of mine to be a part of Lambda Legal," said Gliksberg. "This organization has been a source of inspiration for me and has further ignited my passion for defending LGBT civil rights. Lambda Legal has had incredible success building public support for equality, protecting and advancing the civil rights of LGBT people and those living with HIV and it is an honor and privilege to be a part of that."