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SAN DIEGO (July 26, 2021) – The San Diego County Bar Foundation (SDCBF) celebrated six Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Inductees at the 2021 virtual reception held on the evening of June 23rd, attended by colleagues, family and friends of the Honorees.  The Distinguished Lawyer Memorial celebrates the lives of esteemed lawyers and judges whose professional, public, and private careers demonstrate outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community in alignment with the mission of the San Diego County Bar Foundation.  This includes, but is not limited to, improving public awareness of the legal system in San Diego County, the administration of justice and the delivery of legal services.

To help the Foundation fulfill its mission of improving access to justice, charitable contributions are made on behalf of those being honored to help continue the great work each was committed to during their lives and careers. Through this generous support, the Foundation has raised nearly $60,000 and climbing, as remembrances continue to come in.  

“We are humbled by the tremendous work this year’s Distinguished Lawyer Memorial honorees contributed during their lives and careers to make San Diego County a better place,” said SDCBF President, Alreen Haeggquist. “On behalf of the San Diego County Bar Foundation, it is our immense privilege to remember and recognize these incredible lawyers and judges, who gave so much of themselves during their incredible lives in furtherance of legal scholarship, civility in practice, and justice.”

Each year those honored are selected by SDCBF’s Board of Directors following careful consideration of all nominations submitted.  Recognition as a Distinguished Lawyer is permanent, and honorary plaques are displayed in the San Diego County Courthouse’s Hall of Justice.

Those honored during the 2021 Distinguished Lawyer Memorial:

  • Gerald “Jerry” Blank
  • John J. Cleary
  • Judge William B. Enright
  • Anthony M. Medina
  • Brian D. Monaghan
  • Peter Quon Jr.

If you missed the virtual reception, you may view it on-demand, HERE.

To view the individual memorial videos of each Inductee, or to make a contribution in their honor, please visit the Past Honorees page of our website and click on their photo.   

About San Diego County Bar Foundation:

The generous contribution and support from the community allows the SDCBF, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to continue to invest in sustainable results through legal advocacy for people and communities throughout the San Diego County region impacted by poverty, abuse and discrimination. The SDCBF accomplishes this mission through the grant making process. In 2020, SDCBF awarded $411,700 to 29 non-profit legal-aid organizations. You may view a list of worthy recipients of the SDCBF grant funds at

If you have questions regarding the DLM application process, please contact the San Diego County Bar Foundation at (619) 231-7015 or email