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San Diego County Bar Foundation Calls for Grant Submissions

Applications for 2019 General Grant Fund and Indigent Criminal Defense Fund are Now Open  SAN DIEGO (July 06, 2018) – The San Diego County Bar Foundation is now accepting applications for its annual grant cycle. The Bar Foundation’s grant program awards local organizations that promote an understanding of the legal system and support victims of poverty, abuse and discrimination. Since beginning its grant program in 1979, the Bar Foundation has awarded over 50 legal aid and public interest organizations with more than $3 million to provide legal services to ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation Honors 2018 Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Inductees

SAN DIEGO (May 2, 2018) – The San Diego County Bar Foundation announced its 2018 Distinguished Lawyer Memorial inductees, recognizing recently deceased lawyers and judges of the San Diego County Bar who have demonstrated significant commitment to their communities as well as superior legal skills and high ethical standards throughout their careers. The Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Reception will be held at the University Club on Wed., May 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Each inductee will be recognized with a permanent plaque in the Hall of Justice at the San Diego County ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation’s Indigent Criminal Defense Fund Awards $290,000 to Homeless, Juveniles and Veterans

San Diego County Bar Foundation’s Indigent Criminal Defense Fund Awards $290,000 to Homeless, Juveniles and Veterans SAN DIEGO (March 16, 2018) – The San Diego County Bar Foundation (SDCBF) has awarded $290,000 to organizations through its Indigent Criminal Defense Fund, benefiting those that deliver effective legal representation and programs to assist accused people who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Seven nonprofits serving the homeless, juveniles, veterans and wrongly convicted criminal defendants in North County, Central/Downtown San Diego and East ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation Awards $105,000 in Grants to 14 Local Nonprofits

Funds Provide Legal Aid to San Diegans Impacted By Poverty, Abuse and Discrimination SAN DIEGO (Jan. 5, 2017) – The San Diego County Bar Foundation (SDCBF) awarded a total of $105,000 to 14 San Diego nonprofit organizations as part of its 2017 Grant Cycle. Grant recipients promote public understanding of the law through public service programs, improve the San Diego court system and expand the availability of legal services to county residents. “We are grateful to all our corporate and individual donors who make it possible for us to provide these grants every ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation 2016 Grant Recipients Support Indigent Criminal Defendants

Three Local Nonprofits Use Grants to Serve Homeless and Veterans in Need SAN DIEGO (Dec. 11, 2017) – California Veterans Legal Task Force, Father Joe’s Villages and Think Dignity, recipients of San Diego County Bar Foundation’s (SDCBF) Indigent Criminal Defense Fund, have reported results and success from the organization’s 2016 grant cycle. Collectively, the group has assisted more than 230 local homeless and veterans by working on over 450 cases and providing education to 100-plus San Diegans in need. Each nonprofit applied its funding, a total of $110,000, ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation Raises $120,000 at 20th Annual “An Evening in La Jolla”

The San Diego County Bar Foundation’s  20th annual “An Evening in La Jolla,” the signature fundraising event for the San Diego legal community, has raised $120,000, providing much needed legal resources to foster children and at-risk youth, the sick and disabled, the elderly, immigrants, domestic violence victims, and more. The Sept. 23 event at the Birch Aquarium gathered more than 350 legal and business professionals from the San Diego community. Judges, lawyers and legal supporters socialized while enjoying an array of food stations, a full Champagne bar and a ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation Announces Call for Grant Applications

Submissions for 2018 General Grant Cycle and Indigent Criminal Defense Fund Due September 1  SAN DIEGO (Aug. 3, 2017) – A woman working two minimum wage jobs while trying to feed her children, a refugee attempting to find safety and make a life in America, and a victim of sexual assault … These are just a few examples of those helped by the San Diego County Bar Foundation’s annual grants. Grant applications for 2018 are due Sept. 1. Awarded to local organizations who offer legal services and promote understanding of the legal system, the funds assist victims ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation’s 20th Annual “Evening in La Jolla” Set for Sept. 23

“Most Fun Legal Event of the Year” Raises Funds to Provide Legal Assistance to Locals in Need  SAN DIEGO (July 11, 2017) – Mark your calendar now – Saturday, Sept. 23 will be a fun-filled night at Birch Aquarium in La Jolla for the San Diego County Bar Foundation’s 20th annual “Evening in La Jolla.” Celebrating two decades of giving back, the signature fundraising event for the San Diego legal community gathers the county’s most prestigious judges, lawyers and legal supporters to socialize and network, while enjoying an array of fine food stations ...

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San Diego County Bar Foundation Honors 2017 Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Inductees

The San Diego County Bar Foundation (SDCBF) announced its 2017 Distinguished Lawyer Memorial inductees, recognizing deceased lawyers and judges of the San Diego County Bar who have demonstrated significant commitment to their communities as well as superior legal skills and high ethical standards throughout their careers. Each inductee was recognized with a permanent plaque in the Hall of Justice at the San Diego County Courthouse during a May 24 reception at The University Club. “Being inducted into the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial is a great honor,” said ...

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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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