Celebrating Accomplishment.


We invite you to join us at the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund Annual Dinner & Gala. This year, our signature fundraising event will be held onThursday, October 18, 2018 at the Westin Hotel (Emerald Plaza) in downtown San Diego.  The SDLRLA Scholarship Fund Annual Dinner & Gala draws hundreds of esteemed judges, attorneys, elected city, state and federal officials, and community leaders, to honor our awardees and celebrate our legal community. 

For the past 10 years, the Scholarship Fund has awarded financial assistance to local law students that demonstrate academic achievement, community service, and financial need.  Since 2007, the Scholarship Fund has awarded over $300,000 to deserving law students through the Scholarship Fund.  The scholarships are not limited to Latino students, but include those who have made important contributions to the local community.  Scholarship recipients include diverse law students that exemplify tenacity.

Last month, the Scholarship Fund again partnered with the California Bar Foundation to provide a $5,000 3L Diversity Scholarship, which was awarded last month to USD law student Lorena Real.  Inclusive of this award, our bar stipend award scholarships for Spring of 2018 totaled $20,000. As costs for bar study programs rise, the availability of financial assistance has declined. Your donations matter. Your continued support of the Scholarship Fund assists law students when they are most at need.  Bar stipend awards help to offset hefty costs and provide motivation and encouragement for law students to successfully pass the bar exam. 

We hope you join us on October 18, 2018.  Charitable donations above ticket price are tax-deductible.  Please review our sponsorship options and if you have any questions, please contact our Annual Dinner & Gala Co-Chairs Mishell Parreno Taylor at mtaylor@littler.com or Carolina Bravo-Karimi at cbravo-karimi@wilsonturnerkosmo.com.