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San Diego County Bar Association


The New Lawyer Division (NLD) comprises all California attorney members of the San Diego County Bar Association who have been in practice fewer than seven (7) years. The NLD helps members to bridge the gap between law school and real world legal practice by hosting events geared towards the needs and interests of new lawyers.

The NLD plans and promotes continuing legal education (CLE) programs, networking events, and other activities designed to support new lawyers in their career development and the practice of law, and provides opportunities for pro bono and community service.

The Division's CLE program offerings include introductory courses in various legal topics, such as labor and employment law, criminal law, family law, and corporate and business transactions. Networking events are hosted frequently, and members especially enjoy opportunities to network at the Division’s two yearly signature events, such as the nautical-themed "Come Sail Away with NLD" event and NLD’s Day at the Del Mar Races. The NLD Mentoring Circles Program provides guidance and is launched in the spring and fall of each year. 

You can instantly reach out to all members in the community by sending an email to sdcbanld@lists.membercentral.com from your email client. Or post a message online at the NLD's e-community.



The NLD is led by a thirteen-member Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to conduct business. Directors are elected for staggered two-year terms and elections for up to six director positions are held every fall.

Alanna Pearl

Nicole Heeder
President Elect 

Negeen Mirreghabie
Immediate Past President

Ben Aguilar
Brigid Campo
Anne-Marie Diggle Rabago
Nicole Egan
Jason Evans
Jeremy Evans
Sarah Havens

Jayme Simpson
Amanda Thompson
Miranda Watkins


 Upcoming Events

For information about NLD news and events, click here.

 For the Record

To view NLD's award winning monthly e-publication,
For the Record,
click here.

To view the pdf click here.

For the Record contains articles of interest to newer practitioners, and a bevy of information on the Division's programming and activities. It is distributed on the second Thursday of every month.

 Get Involved

Invest in your future by getting involved with the NLD. Join the NLD and volunteer to help plan NLD events, or help write articles for the NLD’s monthly e-publication, For the Record. To get involved, e-mail nld@sdcba.org.
 How to Join

All CA attorney members of the SDCBA with less than seven (7) years of practice are automatically members of the NLD. Click here for an overview of member benefits or call (619) 231-0781 for more information about membership.

To join the SDCBA, click here.
 NLD Sponsorship Opportunities 
he NLD is on Facebook

You are invited to join the NLD Facebook group. The purpose of the NLD Facebook group is to promote our organization and publicize upcoming events.

Click here to view the NLD's Facebook page.