ABTL - Association of Business Trial Lawyers


San Diego

New Facebook Page

ABTL has a new Facebook page and is inviting members to "follow" it.  Our Facebook page will have upcoming events and news about our members. The page is located at https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoABTL.

Community Outreach

ABTL’s Outreach Program is working with SAY (Social Advocates for Youth) San Diego to volunteer with the Teen Court hearings at their Downtown, Lincoln High School, and Crawford High School locations. The Teen Court programs are designed to provide diversion services for juveniles from high schools in San Diego County, who are involved with the justice system for the first time, accept responsibility for their offense, and agree to have a binding sentence selected by a jury of their peers (students from other local high schools). Successful completion of program requirements ensures that the charge will not be moved forward to Juvenile Court and the minor will not have an arrest on his/her record. To get involved and volunteer for this program please contact Anne Wilson at 619-209-3000.

2019 Membership Drive

Dear ABTL Supporters,

It is that time of year again. For current members, it is time to renew your ABTL Membership for 2019. For non-members, now is the time to join so that you can enjoy an entire year's benefits. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Lori McElroy, by phone at (619) 772-3335 or by email at abtlsd@abtl.org.

To establish your 2019 membership, please apply online using the link below:

Mission Statement

The mission of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers - San Diego is to promote the highest ideals of the legal profession — competence, ethics, professionalism and civility — through uniquely relevant and interesting educational programs and frequent informal interaction with other members of the bar and bench who embrace these ideals.

2019 Events - SAVE THE DATES

  • January 26, 2019
    Mini Annual Seminar
    Gomez Trial Attorneys - 655 West Broadway, Suite 1700, San Diego, CA 92101
    Sponsored by Judicate West, RGL, Inventus, AJL
  • February 19, 2019
    Dinner Program – Waymo vs. Uber
    The Westin - 400 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
    Sponsored by Lexolution
  • Late February
    Nuts and Bolts
  • March
    Brown Bag
  • April 26-28, 2019
    Joint Board Retreat
    Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • May
    Civility Event
  • May
    MCLE Specialty
  • June
    Nuts and Bolts
  • June
    Dinner Program
  • July
    10th Annual Judicial Mixer
    Federal Jury Lounge
  • August
    MCLE Specialty
  • September
    Dinner Program
  • September
    Brown Bag
  • October 2-6, 2019
    46th Annual Seminar
    La Quinta Resort, Palm Springs
  • November (3 days)
    Mock Trial
  • November
    Dinner Program 
  • November
    Nuts and Bolts

2019 Executive Committee Meetings

  • January 3, 2019
  • February 7, 2019
  • March 7, 2019
  • April 4, 2019
  • May 2, 2019
  • June 6, 2019
  • July 11, 2019
  • September 1, 2019
  • October 3, 2019
  • November 7, 2019
  • December 5, 2019
Meetings are held at: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP | 655 West Broadway, Suite 1900, San Diego, CA 92101

All Board of Governors Members, Judicial Advisory Board Members and Past Presidents are welcome to attend our Executive Committee meetings.