Dear SDLRLA Members,

I cannot believe how fast this past year has gone by. It has been such a pleasure and an honor to serve the membership of SDLRLA, to work with an incredible Board of Directors, to work with the other San Diego County bar organizations and national organizations like the HNBA and NALEO, and to work with the community on relevant and important issues for all of San Diego. SDLRLA is a rewarding organization with which to get involved. I hope that curiosity, drive to lead or desire to make a difference will push you all to step up and to participate; whether it is to financially support SDLRLA,  to volunteer to be on committees or  Committee Chairs or to aim big and run for the Board of Directors for this next coming year. Get involved, get active and help make each year better than the one before for SDLRLA.  There are five open director seats this year, one could be yours! If you have any questions about the commitment, the work involved or anything else, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or to anyone on the Board. We’re happy to talk with you about it. We’re even happier to see your interest! Let’s keep growing this organization together.

Yours Truly,


Renee N. Galente


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



Important Board Election Information

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors hereby announces the nomination and election process for SDLRLA’s 2014-2015 open Board of Directors seats and all of its Executive Officers. Please note that only individuals who are PAID MEMBERS AS OF July 7, 2014 will be able to vote and/or run for office in this year’s election.

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

NO LATER THAN August 31, 2014 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 8, 2014 – Special social mixer will be held  during which La Raza members can interact with the candidates running for the 2013-2014 Board of Directors in an informal setting.

·         September 8, 2014 – Electronic voting commences at 8:00 p.m.**

·         September 14, 2014 – Electronic voting ends at 11:59 p.m.

·         September 15, 2014 – President notifies the candidates (announcement to membership will occur in the weekly newsletter on 9/16/14).

·         September 27, 2014 – The 2014-2015 Board of Directors will be sworn in at the Annual Dinner.


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