SDCBA in the Community

Volunteer Opportunities

The SDCBA encourages all members to volunteer their time either in pro bono legal services or general community volunteer opportunities. Join the many SDCBA members who donate their time and efforts for a variety of community oriented events and activities. Looking for a way to get involved but don't know where to start? Review the SDCBA's Guide to Giving Back. Click Here to download.

School/Youth Programs

The San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) understands the importance of maintaining a connection with students and helping to foster an understanding and interest in the legal community.  Many of our members also enjoy working with San Diego’s youth and give their time through some of the SDCBA’s various youth related service programs. 

State of the Judiciary in San Diego County

The San Diego County Bar Association released a report on the State of the Judiciary in San Diego County in 2013. The report provides a snapshot of the state of San Diego’s courts and urges the legislature to reinvest in the judicial branch. This report is updated annually.

2016 Judicial Candidate Evaluations

During San Diego County elections, there is often little information available about candidates who are running for judge. As a service to voters, the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) evaluates judicial candidates in contested judicial elections. Evaluations for candidates in the 2016 election will be posted prior to the primary election.

Civil Appellate Self Help Workshop

Are you a party to a civil case on appeal? If you need help working your way through the appeal process and have not retained an attorney, we can provide you with important information about procedures and resources that will help you handle your appeal on your own.