2021 Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Nomination Form

The Distinguished Lawyer Memorial (“DLM”) gives special and permanent recognition to deceased lawyers and judges of the San Diego County Bar Association who have demonstrated superior legal skills and high ethical standards throughout careers of significant length. Those inducted into the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial are individuals whose professional, public and private careers have additionally demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community and the maintenance and support of the major objectives of the San Diego County Bar Foundation (SDCBF). This includes, but is not limited to, improving (1) public awareness of the legal system in San Diego County, (2) the administration of justice and (3) the delivery of legal services. Inclusion in the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial is a professional honor.

Invitations to submit nominations for induction into the DLM are extended to families, friends, colleagues, and interested individuals. The DLM Honoree is selected by the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Bar Foundation from careful consideration of the Nomination forms submitted prior to the close of the application deadline. This year’s Nomination forms must be received on or before January 31, 2021.

Once selected as an Honoree, colleagues, friends and families of DLM Honorees are asked to join together to make a meaningful contribution to the San Diego County Bar Foundation in remembrance of the Honoree. The generous contribution and support allows the SDCBF, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to continue to invest in sustainable results and legal advocacy for people and communities in the San Diego region impacted by poverty, abuse and discrimination. The SDCBF accomplishes this mission through the grant making process. A lengthy list of SDCBF’s grant recipients which serve individuals impacted by poverty, abuse and discrimination, may be viewed online at https://sdcbf.org/grant-programs

The DLM Ceremony is one of two annual fundraisers hosted by the SDCBF. All donations received on behalf of the Honorees are used to ensure the work to which the DLM Honorees were committed to during their distinguished careers continue in our community.

Should you have any questions, please call (619) 231-0781.

To be considered for induction into the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial for 2020, Nomination forms must be received by 11:59 pm: Sunday, January 31, 2021.