March 2017

New Lawyer Listserve


Welcome to the Forum listserve, a two-way listserve created for and accessed solely by SDCBA members in their first four years of practice.  This listserve is a way to help foster a peer-to-peer community for new lawyers, and to provide a forum for you to ask questions of your fellow “new” attorneys that you might not be as comfortable asking on one of our section/practice related listserves.

Our goal at the SDCBA is to ensure that new lawyers have meaningful resources at their disposal, and have clear paths to integration in both San Diego’s legal community and the SDCBA. As such, we encourage you to get involved with the SDCBA in one of the following ways:

  1. You can choose to be a part of the Forum for Emerging Lawyers (Forum)—which hosts specialized networking events specifically designedfor lawyers within their first four full years in practice. Click here to learn more about the Forum. (Please note, regardless if you choose to join the Forum, all members in practice for four full years or less have access to the Forum’s listserve).
  2. Additionally and/or alternatively, you are invited to take part in one of the Association’s many practice based sections, or project based committees at no charge. Our section and committees have been recently restructured to fully integrate newer lawyers. Each Section’s leadership also has a New Lawyer Member at Large position. Click here for a full list of sections and committees.

The SDCBA is the hub of our county’s legal profession, and a place to connect, learn and grow as your legal career continues to develop. Review our Guide to Success for New Lawyers—a great checklist for where to start and what to do to be successful.  New lawyers also receive our monthly newsletter just for new lawyers, For the Record, which includes relevant legal and lifestyle articles and information on programs especially designed for you as well as programs you may be interested in attending. For the Record is delivered monthly by email, and you can also read it online here:

If you have any questions about how to make the most of your SDCBA experience, please reach out to the Member Services team at (619) 231-0781 x 3505 or stop by the Bar Center at 401’s Member Lounge to meet with a specialist and learn more.