May 2016

Letter from the Chair of the Forum

By Jason Evans

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Dear Colleagues,

Have you seen the video of the SDCBA’s 2016 Service Award winners? Some renowned lawyers spoke to the packed room about their motivations for serving our community – it’s very inspiring! Take a few minutes to watch the video here.

If listening to the likes of Fred Schenk, Charles Dick, and Judge Tamila Ipema inspires you to give back, I encourage you to volunteer with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) pro bono program. The SCRA program assists active-duty military members in obtaining stays in their civil, family, and unlawful detainer cases. No experience is necessary to volunteer – it’s a win-win for emerging attorneys looking to gain experience while giving back! If you want to learn more about SCRA, the SDCBA is hosting an SCRA training event on July 12. Learn more and register here.

And tomorrow morning you can help members of the SDCBA Environmental Law and Animal Law Sections cleanup our shoreline during I Love A Clean San Diego’s Kid’s Ocean Day. See details here.