ABTL - Association of Business Trial Lawyers


San Diego

New Facebook Page

ABTL has a new Facebook page and is inviting members to "follow" it.  Our Facebook page will have upcoming events and news about our members. The page is located at https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoABTL.

Community Outreach

ABTL’s Outreach Program is working with SAY (Social Advocates for Youth) San Diego to volunteer with the Teen Court hearings at their Downtown, Lincoln High School, and Crawford High School locations. The Teen Court programs are designed to provide diversion services for juveniles from high schools in San Diego County, who are involved with the justice system for the first time, accept responsibility for their offense, and agree to have a binding sentence selected by a jury of their peers (students from other local high schools). Successful completion of program requirements ensures that the charge will not be moved forward to Juvenile Court and the minor will not have an arrest on his/her record. To get involved and volunteer for this program please contact Anne Wilson at 619-209-3000.

2018 Membership Drive

Dear ABTL Supporters,

It is that time of year again. For current members, it is time to renew your ABTL Membership for 2018. For non-members, now is the time to join so that you can enjoy an entire year's benefits. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Maggie Shoecraft, by phone at 619.648.9570 or by email at abtlsd@abtl.org.

To establish your 2018 membership, please download the application or apply online using the links below:

Mission Statement

The mission of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers - San Diego is to promote the highest ideals of the legal profession — competence, ethics, professionalism and civility — through uniquely relevant and interesting educational programs and frequent informal interaction with other members of the bar and bench who embrace these ideals.

2018 Events - SAVE THE DATES

  • February 21, 2018
    MCLE Specialty Lunch
  • March 29, 2018
    Dinner Program – How #MeToo Changed Everything
  • April 13 - 15, 2018
    Joint Board Retreat  - Rancho Bernardo, CA
  • April 20, 2018
    Why Civility Matters to Me
  • June 28, 2018
    Dinner Program – The Rodney King Trials: After 25 Years, The Lead Federal and State Prosecutors Look Back
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Ninth Annual Judicial Mixer – DLA Piper
  • September 13, 2018
    First Annual ABTL Beer and Wine Tasting Fundraiser
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    MCLE Specialty Lunch
  • October 10-14, 2018
    45th Annual Seminar – Maui Hawaii
  • November 2, 3, 5, 2018
    Mock Trial Competition – USDSOL
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Dinner Program – First Amendment and the Pentagon Papers
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Nuts and Bolts Lunch

2018 Executive Committee Meetings

  • 02/08/18
  • 03/01/18
  • 04/12/18
  • 05/03/18
  • 06/07/18
  • 07/12/18
  • 08/02/18
  • 09/13/18
  • 10/04/18
  • 11/01/18
  • 12/13/18
All Board of Governors Members, Judicial Advisory Board Members and Past Presidents are welcome to attend our Executive Committee meetings.