In her 14 years on staff at Lambda Legal, the Honorable Patricia Logue helped change the landscape of family law and constitutional rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV. To her years of service to the LGBT community, she will be presented with the National Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association’s 2007 Dan Bradley Award, the NLGLA’s highest honor given to outstanding leaders in the LGBT legal community. Logue was most recently Lambda Legal’s Director of Constitutional Litigation.
Logue was appointed as an associate judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County last April and is a family law and constitutional rights authority. “Pat’s contributions to upholding the civil rights of LGBT and HIV-positive people, and all people, are immense,” says Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal. “We are extremely proud ofPat and all she has done for LGBT civil rights and excited that she has been honored with this award.”
Logue received high marks in evaluations by numerous bar associations and was one of 31 judges selected out of a pool of 242 candidates. Logue has worked on many high profile United States Supreme Court cases, including Lawrence v. Texas, Lambda Legal’s landmark case overturning all remaining sodomy laws in the country. She has also distinguished herself in family law cases such as Troxel v. Granville and student rights and safety cases such as Nabozny v. Podlesny.
Since 1993, Logue’s expansive career at Lambda Legal has undergone many transformations. She originally opened Lambda Legal’s Midwestern Regional Office in Chicago as Managing Attorney and has served nationally as Interim Legal Director and Senior Counsel. Prior to joining the staff, Logue served on Lambda Legal’s Board of Directors for five years.
We are thrilled to see her years of hard work on behalf of our communities honored at this year’s Lavender Law conference.