January 2020


Diversity Fellowship Program applications close February 10 at 9 a.m.
Develop your skills and make professional contacts through fellowship opportunities at law firms and corporate legal departments. MORE »
Law Student Welcome Reception & Legal Community Open House
Whether you are in your first, second, or third year of law school, you will not want to miss this valuable networking opportunity. MORE »


Thu, January
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

January Meet-up:
Toast to the New Year

Celebrate the New Year with NLD at the '60s themed bar, The Office, in North Park. 

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Message from the Chair of the New Lawyer Division

By Stephanie Sandler, Hogue & Belong
Hello New Lawyers and Law Students! Welcome to the San Diego County Bar Association and the New Lawyer Division. MORE»

How Not to "Break the Bank" — Chapter 7 Pitfalls Following End-of-Year Spending

By Christopher Sunnen, Sunnen Law
When one is struggling financially, the holidays can be a challenging time, especially because of the modern attitudes toward consumption. MORE»

Seeking Articles for the New Year

By Kevin B. Hambly, Shinnick & Ryan LLP
This monthly newsletter is seeking article submissions from attorneys across San Diego, both new and experienced. MORE»
Legal Ethics for New Attorneys

Settlement Offers in Civil Cases:
Some Important Ethical Considerations

By Alara Chilton, Law Office of Alara Chilton
Since most civil cases conclude in a settlement, you may focus much of your time working towards a negotiated resolution. MORE»

Scene At

If you have photos of new attorney members at recent events,
please share them with hjohnson@sdcba.org.
Kevin B. Hambly
Contributing Writers: 
Alara Chilton, Kevin B. Hambly, Stephanie Sandler, Christopher Sunnen