Dear SDLRLA Members, sponsors, supporters, and friends: 

My term as SDLRLA’s President is fast coming to a close.  It has been a wonderful and productive year, which I look forward to finishing strong with a number of initiatives that I will address in my final President’s Message in the fall.  For now, I strongly encourage those of you who are interested in leadership and the mission of SDLRLA to consider running as a candidate for the 2013-2014 open Board of Director and Executive Officer seats.  Serving on the Board has been a wonderful experience for me, one which has greatly leveraged my ability to give back to the community in an incredibly rewarding way.  It has also helped me develop amazing professional relationships throughout the region.  I cannot say enough how much I recommend serving on our Board if you are interested in service.  I have been extremely impressed with the caliber of our association’s leadership during my tenure as a Director, and I know from my relationships with you all that we have a deep bench from which to draft our future leadership.  I hope that I can persuade you to accept this challenge.  Please feel free to contact me or any of the other Directors if you have any questions about what it is like to serve on the Board.  Below is the election information.

Best, Rafael


Please click here to read the requirements to serve on the Board.


SDLRLA Important

Board Election Information

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors hereby announces the nomination and election process for SDLRLA’s 2013-2014 open Board of Directors seats and all of its Executive Officers. Please note that only individuals who are PAID MEMBERS AS OF August 1, 2013 will be able to vote and/or run for office in this year’s election (SDLRLA is currently offering half off all 2013 membership dues).


The following election schedule has been approved by the SDLRLA Board of Directors:

NO LATER THAN September 3, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. – Candidate nominations are due for: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five At-Large Director Positions.  At-Large Directors will serve a two year term.   A nomination for an Executive Officer will automatically serve as the nominee’s nomination for a Director office; provided, however, the term of an Executive Officer is for only one year.  A candidate may be nominated for multiple Executive Officer positions.


A 200 word statement and a headshot can also be submitted by the nomination deadline, which is optional, but highly recommended. All nomination submissions must be made to Lizzette Herrera at [email protected]. This deadline will be strictly enforced.  Nominations submitted at 5:01 p.m. will be considered late.  No late submissions will be accepted.
·         September 10, 2012 – Special social mixer will be held in conjunction with September’s Amistad, during which La Raza members can interact with the candidates running for the 2013-2014 Board of Directors in an informal setting.

·         September 16, 2013 – Electronic voting commences at 8:00 p.m.**

·         September 23, 2013 – Electronic voting ends at 11:59 p.m.

·         September 25, 2013 – President notifies the candidates and announces the new Directors/Executive Officers for 2013 – 2014.

·         October 11, 2013 – The 2013-2014 Board of Directors sworn in at Annual Dinner.


**ALL MEMBERS WILL VOTE VIA ELECTRONIC VOTING. Members will receive a password and access before the opening of voting.