San Diego's Latino/Latina Bar Association

About Our Work

SDLRLA is a non-partisan organization which takes great pride in its political activity. This organization was founded so that it could advance the Latino community through political activity and advocacy.


SDLRLA offers you a community of San Diego Latino attorneys and business professionals and forms connections with those who support the Latino community and its interests. Through our unity, there is strength.

For The Community

SDLRLA’s mission is not just to advance the cause of equality, empowerment and justice for Latino attorneys but also for the Latino community in San Diego County through service and advocacy.

Our Story

San Diego La Raza Lawyers (SDLRLA) had its first organizational meeting in 1976 at the Pioneer Room of the San Diego County Public Law Library. It was then an unincorporated association, made up of approximately 12 attorneys (only about 5 of whom were female). The organization was formed with a desire to effect change in San Diego by representing the interests of the Latino community, identifying issues which involved the Latino community, and advocating for those issues. Presidents of the unincorporated organization were Hon. Rafael Arreola and Hon. Roy B. Cazares. The first networking function ever thrown by SDLRLA was hosted at the home of Ramon Castro, a well known criminal defense attorney.

Recent News

  • March 19, 2018
    Leaders Circle Members
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    A special THANK YOU to those that made the decision to invest in San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association...
  • October 13, 2015
    Support SDLRLA 2016 Endorsed Candidates
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    For San Diego City Attorney: Mara Elliot Click here for more information about Deputy City Attorney, Mara Ellliot. For National City Council: Jerry Cano Click...
  • October 12, 2015
    SDLRLA Press Release Re: Donald Trump
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    San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association and Community Organizations Respond to Trump Attacks San Diego, CA - The San Diego...
  • August 21, 2015
    Run for the Board!
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    Dear SDLRLA Members, This year has flown by! I have been honored to serve as President of SDLRLA and to...

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