Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Reception – 2020

May 20th DLM Reception POSTPONED

The San Diego County Bar Foundation has made the difficult, but necessary decision to postpone the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Reception scheduled for May 20th at the San Diego County Library.   At this time, we must prioritize the health and safety of all involved.

We are in the process of finalizing a future date this year that will enable all of us to properly honor and recognize the careers and accomplishments of our esteemed Inductees.

In the meantime, we will continue to work behind the scenes and will notify you once a new date has been finalized for the reception. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these unanticipated changes.

To make a donation on behalf of a 2020 DLM Honoree click on their name below:

- Andrew S. Albert -

- Judge David Bartick -

- Craig D. Higgs -

- Roberta R. Sistos - 

- Michael T. Thorsnes - 

- Judge Leollia "Leo" Valentine Jr.

- Donald R. Worley -

 To make a contribution on behalf of a past honoree 
or to make a general donation to the Foundation
 Click Here


The Distinguished Lawyer Memorial (DLM) gives special and permanent recognition to deceased lawyers and judges of the San Diego County Bar who demonstrated superior legal skills and high ethical standards. Throughout careers of significant length, our recipients have also demonstrated a long track record of community and charitable work. A list of those  in the past may be viewed at www.sdcbf.org/honorees/


Recognition in the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial induction is permanent, and plaques honoring each inductee are located in the Hall of Justice.


The San Diego County Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the San Diego County legal community, and in partnership with the San Diego County Bar Association, strives to provide access to justice by investing in sustainable results and advocacy for people and communities in our region that that are impacted by poverty, abuse and discrimination. In 2019, SDCBF awarded $401,000 to 21 non-profit organizations that provide access to justice for people and communities that are most impacted by poverty, abuse and discrimination throughout San Diego County. A list of grant recipients may be viewed at www.sdcbf.org/grant-programs.

May 20th, 2020 1:30 PM   through   7:30 PM
Event Postponed Until Further Notice
United States

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