The “Western Mass.” Committee provides our LGBTQ Bar members residing and/or practicing in Massachusetts’s four Western Counties with access to an open and inclusive community of LGBTQ professionals in our region. We offer opportunities to network, exchange ideas and experiences, and plan and participate in local and statewide LGBTQ Bar programming. Our committee creates a bridge between the organization as a whole and the practitioners in our area, and gives a voice to the particular professional needs of the members in our geographical location. Our members range from very experienced attorneys and judges to law students. We include diverse practice areas and work environments ranging from in-house counsel, solo practitioners, and government/public servants, to associates and partners in both small and large local firms.