LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) law is a relatively new and cutting edge area of law. LGBT lawyers work to protect and advocate for LGBT rights on the local and state and federal levels. The work encompasses diverse practice areas, such as employment discrimination, family law, HIV/AIDS law, etc. LGBT lawyers frequently work in non-profit advocacy organizations where they focus on direct client representation or policy. In addition, there is a growing need for LGBT advocacy in private family law firms.