Dear SDLRLA Members,

This year has flown by! I have been honored to serve as President of SDLRLA and to work with such a talented Board of Directors and our other San Diego bar association leaders. We have consistently put on fantastic events that have engaged our membership and community at large and I hope that we continue our long history of community leadership in the years to come.

There are five open director seats this year. 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. You can learn about the requirements to run for the Board here. Let’s keep growing our organization and its influence in the San Diego legal community!

Yours Truly,

Rodrigo Guevara


Important Board Election Information

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors hereby announces the nomination and election process for SDLRLA’s 2015-2016 open Board of Directors seats and all of its Executive Officers. Please note that only individuals who are PAID MEMBERS AS OF August 24, 2015 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, 2015 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 Rodrigo Guevara 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, 2015 – Amistad social mixer will be held during which La Raza members can interact with the candidates running for the 2015-2016 Board of Directors in an informal setting.
  • September 10, 2015 – Electronic voting commences at 8:00 p.m.**
  • September 17, 2015 – Electronic voting ends at 11:59 p.m.
  • September 18, 2015 – President notifies the candidates (announcement to membership will occur in the weekly newsletter on 9/22/15).
  • October 16, 2015 – The 2015-2016 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.