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February 2015

Look for the Badge – Bar Ambassadors are Here to Help Emerging Lawyers!

Next time you are at an SDCBA event, look for "Bar Ambassadors" wearing this badge. These long-time SDCBA attorney members can provide a wealth of knowledge about how to get involved, will help you make connections, and are here to help you to get integrated with the SDCBA and San Diego’s legal community. Don’t be shy – the ambassadors are here to help you! Seek them out the SDCBA’s Judicial Reception on March 4 and other SDCBA events throughout the year. They won’t be hard to find – they will be wearing a badge exactly like the one pictured here!


Seeking Scorers for Mock Trial Competition

Attorneys are needed to help score the annual San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition on any of the following dates: February 24, 26 and 28.

Judicial Reception March 4

This free signature event is exclusively for SDCBA members and San Diego judges.

Golfers Wanted! March 13

Don't miss the SDCBA's Annual Golf Tournament!

What Should You Attend?

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Community Service: Kids' Ocean Day 2015

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law - 2014: A Year in Review
*Live webcast also available.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Entertainment & Sports, Business & Corporate, Civil Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Sections Networking Mixer
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Neuroscience of Decision-Making in the Practice of Law
*Live webcast also available.
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Annual Judicial Reception
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SDCBA Annual Golf Tournament
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Bench Bar Community Outreach - Senior Community Center Lunch
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Immigration Law Section Networking Mixer
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SDCBA Book Club - The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Save the Date - State of the Court Address by Justice Judith McConnell

Professionalism in Practice

Think Before You Hit Send

Richard Huver, SDCBA President
The Huver Law Firm

How many of you remember a time before there were e-mails? It feels like we spend more time communicating electronically than verbally.

Letter from the Chair of the Forum

Nicole Heeder, Forum for Emerging Lawyers Chair
Law & [M]ocean

Leadership – what does it mean to you? The term itself is ubiquitous but for some of us, leadership doesn't come easily or naturally.

Section Connection

Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Section

Gregory Borawski
Brierton Jones & Jones, LLP

... many of our members regularly attend our programs and quickly get to know each other. This results in an amazing amount of respect and cordiality among our members.

Tips from the Pros

Tech in Trial Tips

Jeff Bennion
Law Office of Jeff Bennion

Trial can be one of the most stressful parts of being a litigator.


A Brief Summary of New Immigration Programs in 2015

Narciso Cruz
The Cruz Law Office, APC

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not remove certain undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and parents of lawful permanent residents (LPRs). 

Scene At

The Forum Mixer at Común and More

Have you been "Scene At" the latest events? Check out pics of recent happenings.

New Career Development Program

Meet the new Career Development Program mentors and read about the new program in the January/February issue of San Diego Lawyer here. Check your mailboxes for your copy soon!

Editor-in-Chief: Nicole Egan | Contributing Editor: Nicole Heeder
Contributing Writers: Jeff Bennion, Gregory Borawski, Narciso Cruz, Richard Huver
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