General Information

DISTINGUISHED LAWYER MEMORIAL

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.  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.

2018 NOMINATIONS

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 December 31, 2017.

Click Here to download a PDF version of the Nomination form.

To be considered for induction into the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial for 2018, all nomination forms must be received by 11:59 pm, December 31, 2017.

DONATE TODAY

To make a general contribution to the Distinguished Memorial fund, or on behalf of any of the 2018 Honorees, or on behalf of any of the many honored Distinguished Lawyers from years past, please CLICK HERE or contact the Bar Foundation at (619) 231-7015 or email info@sdcbf.org for further assistance.

ENSURING ACCESS TO JUSTICE

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 Foundation, 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 Foundation accomplishes this mission through the grant making process.  A lengthy list of the Foundation’s grant recipients, the entities which serve individuals impacted by poverty, abuse and discrimination, may be viewed on the San Diego County Bar Foundation’s website at https://sdcbf.org/grant-programs.

ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION

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.