2020 Leadership Nominations

2020 Leadership Nominations are now CLOSED. Stay tuned for election information!

 

For more information on Section Leadership Elections click here 

For more information about the New Lawyer Division's Executive Committee Elections click here

 

Interested in running for a position on Section Leadership or the New Lawyers Division’s Executive Committee?  Serving in a leadership position is one of a variety of pathways the SDCBA offers to enhance member involvement.

As a Section Leader or New Lawyers Division Executive Committee member, you will play an integral role in shaping the programs and activities the SDCBA provides to our members.  The vibrancy and success of our law practice sections and activities for new lawyers is due to the efforts of attorney members serving in this capacity.

Inclusion is a core value of SDCBA and providing leadership opportunities for lawyers from diverse backgrounds is an important way we demonstrate our commitment to this value.   Attorney members from diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to submit a nomination for a position in section leadership.

We encourage interested candidates to communicate with current members serving in leadership roles and other candidates about their experience. 

Key dates to keep in mind:

  • September 5th       Nomination period opens
  • September 19th       Nomination Period Closes
  • October 3rd            Election opens
  • October 24th          Election closes
  • November 12th      Incoming leadership ratified by the SDCBA Board of Directors
  • November 18th      Announcement of winners

Important to note: Any eligible member may nominate themselves. Individuals are limited to one position in any given section, and may not serve as a member at large in more than two sections at any one time. All section nominations are public and will be made viewable by all members of the public. All NLD candidates will be notified with next steps in the appointment/election process following the nomination period. Nominations must be received no later than on September 19, 2019. 


If you have any questions please contact Olga Liebl, oliebl@sdcba.org

Chair

Stephanie Sandler

Vice-Chair 

Will be announced in November

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Click on names to learn more about candidates with contested seats.

Chair 

Bob Fylnn

Vice-Chair

Ana Sambold

New Attorney Member at Large 

James Astuno

Members At Large 
Contested (3 seats available)

Mitchell Lathrop
Dale Ordas
Michael Saydah
Joann Selleck

Animal Law

Chair 

Cheryl Nolan

Vice-Chair 

Shawn Huston

Member At Large  

Adam Lubliner

Appellate Practice

Chair 

Helen Irza

Vice-Chair 

Arezoo Jamshidi

Members At Large 

Catherine Asuncion
Elisabeth Cannon
Adrian Contreras

Bankruptcy Law

Chair 

Kathleen Cashman-Kramer

Business & Corporate Law

Chair 

William Marshall

Vice-Chair 

Ethan Watts

Members At Large 

Daniel Brast
Tiffany Duke
Jordan Kohler

New Attorney Member at Large 

Amanda Bremseth

Civil Litigation

Click on names to learn more about candidates with contested seats.

Chair

Sean Ponist

Vice-Chair

Christopher Hendricks

Members At Large

Ray Ayers
Chris Evans
Michael Hirman

New Attorneys Member at Large 
Contested (1 seat available) 

Andrei Dumitrescu
Aaron Sibley

Construction Law

Click on names to learn more about candidates with contested seats.

Chair 

Yaniv Newman

Vice-Chair 

Mike Zarconi

Members At Large 
Contested (3 seats available)

Daniel Brast
Stuart
Eisler
Mark Mercer
Rebecca O'Grady
Sean Ponist

New Attorney Member at Large 

Amanda Bremseth

Elder Law

Chair 

Robert Dieringer

Vice-Chair

Marni von Wilpert

Member At Large 

Maya Pinchman

Eminent Domain Law

Chair 

Kristin Steinke

Member At Large 

Sophia Luber

Entertainment & Sports Law

Chair 

James Hess

Environmental/Land Use Law

Chair 

Avneet Sidhu

Vice Chair 

Amy Serieys

Members At Large 

Emily Haws
Stephanie Smith

New Attorney Member at Large 

Emily Roberts

Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

Chair 

Matthew Owens

Member At Large 

Carla Keehn

New Attorney Member at Large 

Jennifer Reardon

Family Law

Click on names to learn more about candidates with contested seats.

Chair 

Jenna Hackett

Vice Chair 
Contested (1 seat available)

Sara Yunus
Jessica Medina

Members At Large 
Contested (3 seats available)

Kelly Combs
Glen Honig
Ryan Goulet
Elizabeth Lefiti
Elizabeth Swiller

New Attorney Member at Large (1)

Jennifer Duren

Government Law

Chair 

Jennifer Berry

Vice-Chair 

Monica Hall

Members At Large 

Steve Burke
Christina Cameron
Leopoldo Santiago

New Attorney Member at Large 

Lauren Gilmore

Immigration Law

Chair 

Matt Holt

Vice Chair

Nadia Galash

Insurance/Bad Faith Law

Chair 

Sharon Huerta

Vice Chair 

Christopher Hicks

Members At Large 

Kristina Fretwell
Mitchell Lathrop
Melanie McDonald

New Attorney Member at Large  

Eric Springe

Intellectual Property Law

Chair 

Melissa Patterson

Vice Chair 

Taneashia Morrell

Member at Large 

Kyle Canavera

New Attorney Member At Large 

Maresa Talbert

International Law 

Chair 

Paula Brunoro-Borokhov

New Attorney Member at Large 

Ricardo Aria

Juvenile Law

Chair 

Julie Wolff

Vice-Chair

Lisa Storing

Members At Large  

Jesica Fellman
Natasha Edwards

Labor & Employment Law

Click on names to learn more about candidates with contested seats.

Chair 

Sierra Spitzer

Vice-Chair 

Shannon Finley

Members At Large 

Sarah Abshear
Nadia Bermudez
Sabrina Green

New Attorney Members at Large
Contested (1 seat available) 

Sarah Gallagher
Arcelia Magana

Law & Medicine 

Chair 

James Eischen

Vice Chair 

Amanda Abbott

Military Law

Chair 

Spencer Scott

Vice Chair 

Edward Southcott

Members At Large 

Jenna Hackett
Allen Hall

Real Property Law

Chair 

Seth Garrett

Vice Chair

Daniel Forde

Members At Large 

Mark Guithues
Ashley Peterson
Kyle Yaege

New Attorney Member at Large  

James Astuno

Social Security & Disability Law

Chair 

Dan Cohen

Member At Large

Kathleen Holden

Taxation Law

Chair 

Brendan O'Connor

Workers' Compensation Law

Chair 

Rudy Lopez