2024 Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Nomination Form

The Distinguished Lawyer Memorial (DLM) gives special and permanent recognition to recently deceased lawyers and judges of the San Diego County Bar Association whose professional, public and private careers have 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). Those major objectives include providing access to legal services, improving the administration of justice and the San Diego Court system, and promoting public understanding of the law in the underserved populations of San Diego County.

Inclusion in the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial is a professional honor.  Invitations to submit nominations for induction into the DLM are extended to families, friends, and colleagues of lawyers and judges who have passed in the previous two years and who meet the criteria of a DLM Honoree. DLM Honorees are selected by the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Bar Foundation through careful consideration of the information provided with the Nomination forms. 

This year’s Nomination forms must be received on or before Sunday, December 31, 2023.

Once selected as a DLM Honoree, colleagues, friends and family members make contributions to the San Diego County Bar Foundation in honor and remembrance of their loved one.  These generous contributions help make it possible for the SDCBF, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to invest in sustainable results and legal advocacy for immigrants and asylum seekers, low-income communities, survivors of domestic violence, people with disabilities, veterans, the homeless, low-income seniors and at-risk youth, through annual grants to nonprofit and legal aid organizations.  A lengthy list of SDCBF’s grant recipients 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) 231-7015.

To be considered for induction into the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial for 2024, Nomination forms must be received on or before 11:59 pm on Sunday, December 31, 2023.