The SDCBA Bar Center will remain closed until further notice. We are closely monitoring the situation to determine when we can reopen. Meanwhile, all in-person events and meetings during this time – both at the Bar Center and off-site – are being conducted virtually.
2021 Judicial Reception
Join us March 25 at 5:30 p.m. for this members-only event welcoming the newest San Diego judges and celebrating judges who recently retired. Register »
Leadership Speaker Series
Governance Essentials for Leaders: Agendas, Minutes, and Robert's Rules — Oh My!
Join us March 26 at noon to learn the essential governance skills and tools needed to run organizational meetings, including those of boards of directors and committees. Register »
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Mixing it Up:
Annual Spring Celebration of Diversity
Each spring, the SDCBA’s Committee for Diversity & Inclusion brings together our local diversity bars and law-related organizations to celebrate the rich diversity of our legal community. This year’s virtual event will highlight our latest diversity, equity, and inclusion accomplishments, including the new Diversity Pledge, Dialogue on Diversity Series, Exchange on Equity Roundtables, Anti-Racism Resources, and our virtual Diversity Fellowship Program. After brief welcome remarks, participants will be able to mix it up and network on our REMO platform.
By Stephanie Atkinson
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney LLP
Happy Women’s History Month! During the month of March, the U.S. recognizes and celebrates women’s so often overlooked contributions to U.S. history. MORE »
New Lawyer Division
Member Spotlight: Omid Rejali
By Johnny Nitti
California Law Partners
After spending much of his childhood in Iran, Omid Rejali returned to the U.S. to pursue his dream career and is now an attorney whose mental health struggles invigorate his passion for the law. MORE »
Tips from the Bench: Judge Pamela M. Parker
By Elijah T. Gaglio
Aguirre & Severson LLP
Judge Parker advises new attorneys to stand up for what is right and to never stifle their own voice. MORE »
IP Law Update: New Changes in 2021
By Yekun Ding and Cynthia Rivas
California Western School of Law
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, signed into law on December 27, 2020, ushers in procedural changes in the areas of trademark, copyright, and patent law. MORE »
Becoming an Employment Neutral:
The Joy of the Journey
By Kristin Rizzo
Past SDCBA President Kristin Rizzo looks back on her journey to becoming a full-time neutral and encourages new attorneys to find the joy in their own journeys. MORE »
Legal Ethics for New Attorneys
Persuasive Argument or Ethical Violation?
By Mallory Holt
Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Juskie, LLP
It goes without saying that an attorney has an ethical obligation to be truthful to the court, but where is the line between persuasive argument and an ethical violation? MORE »
Sara Gold Contributing Writers:
Stephanie Atkinson, Yekun Ding, Elijah T. Gaglio,
Mallory Holt, Johnny Nitti, Cynthia Rivas, Kristin Rizzo