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Q&A with Micaela Banach, SDCBF President

Micaela P. Banach, President of the San Diego County Bar Foundation and a founding partner at the Noonan Lance Boyer & Banach law firm in East Village, was recently featured in the San Diego Downtown News. To read the full story CLICK HERE or visit: http://sandiegodowntownnews.com/community-profile-micaela-p-banach/ .

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San Diego County Bar Foundation Awards $110,000 to Recipients of Indigent Criminal Defense Fund

Three Local Nonprofits Receive Grants to Support Legal Assistance Programs SAN DIEGO (Feb. 22, 2017) – The San Diego County Bar Foundation awarded $110,000 from its 2016 Indigent Criminal Defense Fund to three San Diego nonprofits that offer legal defense programs for individuals and families. The charitable arm of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Bar Foundation created its Indigent Criminal Defense Fund to further and support indigent criminal defense programs, projects and activities in San Diego County. The Bar Foundation, which recently also awarded ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation Announces New Executive Committee

The San Diego County Bar Foundation (SDCBF), the charitable arm of the San Diego County Bar Association, has announced its new 2017 executive committee to oversee its board of directors: Micaela Banach, president; Neal Rockwood, vice president; Dave Kempton, chief financial officer; Laurie Largent, secretary; and Brent Douglas, immediate past president. “Our board shares an enormous passion for advocating for those in our region impacted by poverty, abuse and discrimination,” said Banach. “We will continue the Foundation’s efforts to fund organizations that ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation Awards $100,000 in Grants to 12 Local Nonprofits

San Diego County Bar Foundation Awards $100,000 in Grants to 12 Local Nonprofits Grants Will Provide Legal Help to Children, Elderly, Immigrants, Veterans and More SAN DIEGO (Jan. 26, 2017) – The San Diego County Bar Foundation (SDCBF) awarded a total of $100,000 to 12 San Diego nonprofit organizations that offer legal services and public service programs that promote understanding of the legal system to county residents as part of its 2016 Grant Cycle. SDCBF, the charitable arm of the San Diego County Bar Association, provides access to justice by investing in ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation Raises $120,000 at 19th Annual “Evening in La Jolla”

The San Diego County Bar Foundation’s 19th annual “Evening in La Jolla,” the signature fundraising event for the San Diego legal community, raised $120,000, a 14 percent increase from last year. Proceeds from the signature benefit, held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, provide legal assistance to those in challenging circumstances, such as foster children and at-risk youth, domestic violence victims, sick and disabled individuals, refugees, and the elderly. Bringing together legal and business professionals from throughout San Diego ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation Announces Call for Grant Applications

Submissions for 2016 Legal Services Grant Cycle Due September 1 A refugee in a new country with no one to guide them, a senior whose finances are mismanaged by their adult children, and someone with no financial means to get a restraining order from a mentally-ill ex-husband …. These are just some of the people helped by the San Diego County Bar Foundation’s (SDCBF) annual grants. Awarded to local organizations that offer legal services and promote understanding of the legal system with funds used to assist victims of poverty, abuse and discrimination, the grants ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation Names 2016 Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Inductees

The San Diego County Bar Foundation (SDCBF) has announced the 2016 inductees to its Distinguished Lawyer Memorial, which recognizes deceased lawyers and judges of the San Diego County Bar who demonstrated superior legal skills and high ethical standards throughout careers of significant length. Each inductee was recognized with a permanent plaque in the Hall of Justice at the San Diego County Courthouse honoring their induction into the memorial during a May 25 reception at the San Diego County Bar Association. “Inclusion in the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial is a ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation Hosts 18th Annual “Evening in La Jolla”

San Diego County Bar Foundation Hosts 18th Annual “Evening in La Jolla” Proceeds Help Provide Legal Assistance to Those in Need SAN DIEGO (Aug. 11, 2015) – The San Diego County Bar Foundation (SDCBF) will gather San Diego’s legal community for its 18th annual “Evening in La Jolla.” The foundation’s signature benefit gala, held at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla on Saturday, Sept. 19, 6 to 10 p.m., will provide the opportunity for legal professionals and associates to socialize and network while enjoying delicious food and beautiful sunset views. Proc...

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