Message from the Chair of the New Lawyer Division

By Stephanie Sandler
Hogue & Belong

Hey all you cool cats and kittens…I mean NLDers, and welcome to the 85,000th day of quarantine! In all seriousness, I hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy. As California continues to shelter in place, I hope that you are finding outlets to stay connected with friends and loved ones, like Zoom and FaceTime, even though you cannot physically connect.

All of us on the NLD Executive Committee have certainly missed getting to know our members face-to-face, which is why I hope we’ll get to see your faces at our virtual meet up THIS FRIDAY at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom! Since happy hour has gone to the dogs, we thought it would be fun to Zoom together with your favorite quarantini and your beloved pets. After all, there is nothing the internet loves more than animals. Don’t have a pet, no problem! Imaginary or drawn pets are welcome too. But please, leave your big cats outdoors…

Registration and Zoom meeting information for our virtual meet up can be found on our NLD Facebook page or, right here.

Got an idea for a virtual meet up? We’d love to hear from you! We’re on the lookout for creative ways we can come together as a community safely. Please send your ideas to either Stephanie Atkinson (steph.m.atkinson [at] or me (sandlerstephanie [at] Who knows, next month’s meetup theme could be thanks to you!

Still looking for something else to do now that you’ve binge watched Tiger King twice? Good news! San Diego Lawyer magazine comes FREE with your SDCBA membership and is available for digital download now. This month, find amazing articles on the business of law – whether you’re looking to hang your own shingle or for alternative legal careers. There are tons of interesting articles from respected local leaders available at your fingertips. Simply go to, click “For Members” at the top of the page, scroll down to “All Member Benefits,” and find your FREE subscription to San Diego Lawyer Magazine.

As always, SDCBA and NLD are here for you. We wish you and your loved ones good health and safety as we navigate this new normal together. (Also, please send Tiger King memes.)



Stephanie Sandler