The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Rights Section named this year’s winner of its Lifetime Service Achievement Award.
Felice T. Londa, a family lawyer, will receive the award at the section’s fourth annual dinner at 6 p.m. on April 28. The event will be held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick and will also feature keynote remarks from Rabba Yiscah Smith, a renowned Jewish educator, spiritual mentor, and author.
Londa, of Londa & Londa, Esqs. in Elizabeth, has dedicated herself to advancing LGBT rights. She said she is thrilled to receive the recognition and honored to be part of a group of prior recipients.
“Working for the civil rights and the legal and cultural advancements in our state has been the most fascinating part of my legal career and my personal goals. Without the LGBT Rights Section and the NJSBA, I doubt we would have achieved any of the successes we have reached,” said Londa. “I am delighted to have walked … on this path to full equality in New Jersey, and am profoundly grateful to be honored in this manner.”
Londa has a long career of involvement in the legal community. She has been a lawyer since 1982 and active with the New Jersey State Bar Association since 1984. In the NJSBA, she has been chair of the Amicus Committee and a member of the Judicial Administration and Diversity committees. She was on the editorial board ofNew Jersey Lawyer Newspaper and has been a frequent speaker at New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education seminars, a mentor in moot court programs and active with the Union County Bar Association. In addition to her bar association involvement, Londa is on the board of Garden State Equality and belongs to the Human Rights Campaign, Women’s Fund of New Jersey, the National Council of Jewish Women and American Cancer Society Board of Union County.
The association’s LGBT Rights Section is dedicated to addressing the issues that are of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the legal profession. It advocates for and promotes the civil and human rights of the LGBT community, and works to advance professional opportunities for LGBT attorneys and judges.