Annual elections for elected positions on the Board of Directors will be held on December 14, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. The elections are being held at Pillsbury located at Four Embarcadero, 22nd Floor, San Francisco, CA.  Any member in good standing may nominate another member in good standing for any of the elected positions on the Board.  Members in good standing as of the fifteenth day prior to the date of the election, and present at the meeting, may vote.  Students and other associate members are not eligible to vote or hold office.

Elected positions are:


President Elect

VP of Finance

VP of Communications

VP of Membership

Newsletter Editor

Director at Large (May be held by up to 5 people)


If you are interested in joining the board or you are a member interested in nominating someone to serve on the board, please contact Claudia Lucatero at with the name of the person you wish to nominate and a brief biography about the nominee.



cropped-SFLRLA-e1415767776758.gif Annual Judges’ Evening and Holiday Party 2016

San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association’s

Annual Judges’ Evening and Holiday Party

Friday, December 16, 2016

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Please plan to join us for wine, margaritas, appetizers, and holiday cheer


Mercedes Cantina

653 Commercial Street

San Francisco, CA

(between Montgomery and Kearny, near the Montgomery BART Station)

for more information or to RSVP please contact


 cropped-SFLRLA-e1415767776758.gif  Ceja Winery


SFLRLA members will be getting together on July 25, 2015, for our annual summer picnic at the Ceja Winery in Napa.

 Come for a relaxing day of sun, food, conversation, bocce ball, and wine tasting. Families are welcome!

As always, we’ll have shuttle service available – the bus will leave San Francisco at 10am and leave Ceja Winery to return to San Francisco at 5pm. 

 Information on getting tickets and reserving a seat on the bus coming soon!   See pics from past Ceja Winery picnic here!

 Hope to see you all in Napa!



You are invited to the following event: HNBA/METLIFE & SFLRLA NETWORKING AND MENTORSHIP RECEPTION Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
44 Montgomery Street
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94104View Map

Attend Event

Please join the Hispanic National Bar Association and San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association for a Networking and Mentorship Reception generously sponsored by MetLife.

The program will pair Latino/a law students and new lawyers with attorney mentors to obtain guidance, career advice, and practical knowledge about the legal profession.

Lawyers and law students with existing mentoring relationships are also welcome to join us for networking, light fare, and drink on our outdoor patio overlooking Market Street in downtown San Francisco.

The event is free for attendees, but requires pre-registration. This event is part of the nationwide HNBA/MetLife Networking and Mentorship Program, which pairs lawyers from the HNBA and local affiliate bar organizations with Latino/a law students at law schools throughout the country. Since its inception, the Program has been launched in cities in the following states: California, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas, Georgia, Washington, Arizona, Louisiana, Colorado, Oregon, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Utah, and Illinois, with other states to follow. Underwritten by Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP.


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Noche de Gala TICKETS.

Noche de Gala 2015 will take place on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco.  The evening will start at 6 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and will conclude with music and dancing.

Get your tickets HERE.

We would also like to THANK our generous SPONSORS: 

** To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to become part of the planning committee, please contact SFLRLA at


Morrison Foerster Partners
Union Bank Associates
Farella Braun + Martel LLP Supporters
Perforce Supporters
McKool Smith Hennigan Supporters
Pillsbury Wintrop Shaw Pittman Supporters
Johnston Kinney & Zulaica Supporters
Consumers Union Supporters
Cooley LLP Friends
Littler Mendelson Friends
Keker Van Nest Friends
PG&E Friends
Foley & Mansfield LLP Friends
Latham & Watkins Friends
Association of Latino Marin Attorneys (ALMA) Friends
San Francisco Office of the Public Defender Friends

** To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to become part of the planning committee, please contact SFLRLA at

2015 Noche de Gala tickets.

cropped-SFLRLA-e1415767776758.gif Public Interest Fellowship Applications — Due February 16, 2015

Please find the following applications:
(1) San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Public Interest Law Fellowship Application for Summer 2015 (Application1) and
(2) LGBT Public Interest Law Fellowship for Summer 2015 (Application2)
Please contact Laura Hurtado at or Yesenia Santacruz at with questions.

cropped-SFLRLA-e1415767776758.gif Membership Drive

Dear Present, Past and Potential Members:

In an effort to better serve its membership, SFLRLA is changing its memberships fees due date. Beginning January 1, 2015, membership fees will coincide with the calendar year.  In other words, your membership will expire on December 31 each year. In order to ease the transition into the new membership structure, any membership fees received on November 1, 2014 or later will apply towards the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015.  Membership dues for existing members will be due January 31, 2015.

We encourage you to register as a member for the 2015 year. As an SFLRLA member you will be supporting one of the Bay Area’s most active minority bar associations and its efforts to promote diversity in the judiciary and the profession. Membership benefits include access to a network of lawyers that spans across the entire San Francisco Bay Area, member only mixers, and discounts to events, including the annual Noche de Gala and the Ceja Picnic.

While our online application site is being restored, you are able to join SFLRLA by downloading the application as a Word document, and mailing it to our P.O. Box address:

San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association
P.O. Box 192241
San Francisco, CA 94119

For more information on joining, please contact VP of Membership Carlos Rosario at or visit our website at