The Red Boudreau Trial Lawyers' Dinner Committee is looking forward to celebrating the 29h anniversary of the event. The event started in 1984 as a tribute to the late Red Boudreau and was originated to serve two purposes. One is to remember the legacy of Red Boudreau, a highly regarded trial lawyer. The other purpose is to raise money for St. Vincent de Paul, a charity that Mr. Boudreau supported throughout his life in San Diego. For over 20 years the Red Boudreau Trial Lawyers' Dinner has recognized a lawyer in private practice with a substantial body of civil litigation experience, whose word is his or her bond and who epitomizes the highest principles of civility, integrity and professionalism. This award is known as the Daniel T. Broderick III Award.
In recognition of the contributions of new attorneys (seven years or less of practice), the Committee will award the third annual Judge David R. Thompson award at the 2012 Red Boudreau Trial Lawyers Event. Judge David R. Thompson was a Senior Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Nominated by President Reagan, Judge Thompson was appointed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 17, 1985. As an attorney and a judge, Judge Thompson was committed to serving the interests of justice. He served with distinction for 25 years and demonstrated a commitment to mentoring and educating attorneys. Judge Thompson was highly regarded by his colleagues, his clerks and by the many lawyers who appeared before him. Sadly Judge Thompson passed away in February 2011, at the age of 80. This award honors his legacy.
Nominations will be accepted from individuals throughout the legal community. More information appears below.
Please click here for a PDF copy of the nomination submission form.
Award Purpose and Eligibility
The award will be given to a new local attorney, with seven (7) years or less in the practice of law, who best exemplifies a strong commitment to the administration of justice and demonstrates a significant service to the legal profession. Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2013. Please see the instructions below for more information about nominations.
Eligibility to Submit Nominations
1. Any member of the California State Bar may nominate one candidate for the award.
2. The following trial oriented organizations may submit one candidate nomination each for the award:
a. New Lawyer Division of the San Diego County Bar Association (“NLD”)
b. Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (“CASD”)
c. San Diego Defense Lawyers (“SDDL”)
d. ABOTA – San Diego
e. ABTL – San Diego
f. The Hon. William B. Enright American Inn of Court
g. The Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court
h. The William L. Todd, Jr. American Inn of Court
i. The Hon. Clifford J. Wallace American Inn of Court
j. The Hon. Fiorenzo V. Lopardo American Inn of Court
k. San Diego Inn of Court
3. Self-nominations will be accepted.
Consideration of the Nominations
The nominations will be considered in a two step process by a panel of new attorneys selected by the New Lawyers Division of the San Diego County Bar and representatives of the trial organizations listed under number two (2) above. Notification is expected to be made by May 15, 2013. The award will be presented at the Red Boudreau Trial Lawyer Event to be held on Friday evening, August 2, 2013 at the Kona Kai Resort. Details on the event will be available soon.