In 2009, the SDCBA launched Lawyers Giving Back, a yearlong campaign to promote pro bono work, volunteerism and community service. Community Service has long-been a priority for the SDCBA, however, through this campaign the SDCBA is challenging each of its members to dedicate at least 50 hours this year to volunteer service, which mirrors the American Bar Association's recommended standard for pro bono work.
As part of this campaign, the SDCBA is creating and alerting members to a wide variety of service opportunities, from volunteering on a Habitat for Humanity "build day", to assisting distressed homeowners during the foreclosure crisis, to mentoring underprivileged young adults and working on various pro bono projects.
To get involved in the Lawyers Giving Back campaign and review current volunteer opportunities, click here.
Information and photos from recent events can be found below.
Lawyers Giving Back video - SDCBA members discuss what "giving back" and community service means to them.
FaceLift is a joint project between Community HousingWorks and volunteer groups within City Heights and San Diego to clean up the Swan Canyon Neighborhood area. Thank you to all of the volunteers and Gary Eastman and Bryn Kirvin who coordinated the event for the Bar Association. The volunteers helped a family with painting and other maintenance work on their home.
Both of the SDCBA's recent Habitat for Humanity build days in Carlsbad weretruly successful. Volunteers, including SDCBA volunteer coordinator and Board Member Dan Link helped San Diego Habitat for Humanity build safe, decent, affordable homes for families in need.
Give Back to the Community. Click here to see current volunteer opportunities.
In the fall of 2009, SDCBA volunteers joined together with residents of the Josue House at Father Joe's Village to help create a beautiful garden full of vegetables and flowers. The National Aids Foundation/Josue Homes has a mission to empower individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS to reach self-sufficiency by offering a supportive living environment, nutritious meals, and social services through collaborative partnerships.
Guide to Giving Back
To assist you in finding ways to get involved in community service projects that are meaningful to you, the SDCBA has developed the Guide to Giving Back. This resource provides members with easy access to opportunities to serve in three distinct ways: Pro Bono work, Community Service, and Service to the SDCBA. We hope the Guide to Giving Back will inspire you to make a difference in our community.