General Information

DISTINGUISHED LAWYER MEMORIAL

The Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Fund 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.

Recognition in the Memorial is permanent, and plaques are located in the Hall of Justice.

2017 NOMINATIONS

Invitations to submit a nomination are extended to families, friends and interested persons of lawyers and judges qualified for inclusion in the Memorial. CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the Nomination form.

To be considered for induction into the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial in 2017, all nomination forms must be received by 11:59pm: Saturday, December 31, 2016.

DONATE TODAY

To make a contribution to the memorial or in recognition of one of the Honorees CLICK HERE or contact the Bar Foundation at (619) 231-7015 or email info@sdcbf.org.

THE SELECTION PROCESS

Inclusion in the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial is a professional honor. Distinguished Lawyers will be selected by the Foundation’s Board of Directors from those members of the San Diego County Bar 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. 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. Distinguished Lawyers are those who have demonstrated themselves to be honest, truthful, just, fair, civil and gently mannered throughout the course of their careers.

ENSURING ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Colleagues, friends and families of Distinguished Lawyers join together to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Fund that benefits the Foundation and the law related organizations it serves.  Your donations will help honor the nominee by continuing to serve the disadvantaged in our local community. In 2016, the foundation awarded over $220,000 to local organizations.

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.