SDCBA Committees do project specific work on behalf of the SDCBA Board of Directors and report directly to the Board of Directors.   Some Committees are "open" and any member can join; others are appointed by the President.  For more information about each committee, see below.  

Awards Committee

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This committee presents the Board of Directors nominations for the Association's annual service awards and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors as to other awards to be presented from time to time. This committee's membership is appointed. For more information, please contact Alejandra Gonzalez, SDCBA Event Specialist, at

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Committee Leadership

James Koerber, Chair
District Attorney's Office
330 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101-3825
Phone: (619) 531-4243 


Bar History Committee

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The Bar History Committee works to preserve the long-time history of people and events associated with the SDCBA.  To learn more about the current projects of this committee, please contact the chair (contact below) or Ogla Blankson, SDCBA Executive Assistant/Leadership Coordinator at

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Committee Leadership



Fee Arbitration Committee

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The purpose of this Committee is to arbitrate disputes between attorneys and clients concerning costs and/or fees charged for professional services by attorneys in San Diego County. The Committee shall consist of attorneys and laypersons who are willing, on a voluntary basis, to arbitrate fee disputes, as provided in Business and Professions Code §6200-6206.  This Committee is not open and members are appointed by the President. If you are interested in joining this committee click here to find the application.

Committee Leadership

Gary W. Powell, Chair
Attorney At Law
1475 6th Ave., Ste. 501
San Diego, CA 92101-3245
Phone: 619.685.6975
Fax: 619.696.0983
Mary M. Best, Vice Chair
Keeney, Waite & Stevens APC
402 W. Broadway, Ste. 1820
San Diego, CA 92101-8509
Phone: 619.238.1661
Fax: 619.231.1897

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee

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This Committee shall manage the operations of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service.  It shall function in accordance with the State Bar standards governing administration of the lawyer referral services and the Rules of Operation of the Lawyer Referral Service of the San Diego County Bar Association (as they may be amended from time to time).  The Committee shall have 9 voting members, consisting of the Treasurer and a Board liaison of the Association, who shall automatically be replaced each year by their successors, and 7 lawyers appointed by the President of the Association (with the approval of the Board of Directors) to serve extended terms. To learn more about this committee, please contact the committee chair (see below) or Michelle Chavez, SDCBA Director of Public Services, at

Committee Leadership

Jason Sheinberg, Chair
Sheinberg Law Group
4909 Murphy Canyon Rd., Ste. 340
San Diego, CA 92123-4301 
Tel: 858.429.5704

San Diego Lawyer Editorial Board

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The San Diego Lawyer Editorial Board convenes monthly to discuss relevant and pressing topics to cover in the SDCBA's bi-monthly magazine San Diego Lawyer.   To learn more about this committee, please contact Sasha Feredoni, SDCBA Marketing Manager, at


Christine Pangan
Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.
1764 San Diego Ave., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: 619.471.2638
Edward McIntyre 
750 B St., Ste. 2100
San DiegoCA 92101
Phone: 619.992.9038

Sports Interest Group

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The SDCBA Sports Interest Group coordinates the SDCBA basketball and softball sports leagues and tournaments for members.  To learn more about the current activities, please contact the chairs directly. 

Basketball Commissioner

John K. Landay
Landay Roberts, LLP
450 J St., Unit 5291
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 805.305.3384

Softball Commissioners

Stephan G. Cline
Law Offices of Stephen G. Cline
533 F St., 2nd Fl.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.235.5638

Michael Allen
12340 El Camino Real, Ste. 430
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858.450.2200