ABTL San Diego


2020 ABTL SD Membership Registration

Member Benefits Register Online


Please be advised due to COVID-19 response and planning, all new civil jury trials will be postponed until at least after March 31, 2020. Ongoing jury trials are not affected. You are advised to contact your assigned trial department for more information. 
– Presiding Judge Lorna Alksne

MARCH Nuts and Bolts – postponed until April

With all of the fast-moving changes based on the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to move our Nuts and Bolts presentation scheduled for March 24th to April (exact date TBD).  We will provide you an update as soon as a new date is selected.

Facebook Page

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

2020 Membership Drive

Dear ABTL Supporters,

It is that time of year again. For current members, it is time to renew your ABTL Membership for 2020. 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 2020 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.

2020 Programs

  • January 14
    Annual Board Event (Athen’s Market)
  • February 24
    Celebrating the Women Leading the San Diego Judiciary
    Westin – Emerald Plaza,
    400 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
  • April (postponed)
    Nuts & Bolts MCLE Luncheon
    Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
    655 West Broadway, Ste. 1900, SD, 92101
  • April (postponed)
    Judicial Brown Bag MCLE Luncheon
  • May (postponed until 2021)
    Joint board Retreat – Huntington Beach
  • May or June (TBD)
    MCLE Dinner Program – Q2
  • June
    Specialty MCLE Luncheon
  • July 21
    11th Annual Judicial Mixer
    Jury Assembly Room at the Carter-Keep federal courthouse
  • August
    Nuts & Bolts MCLE Luncheon
  • September
    Dinner Program – Q3 (Charity Fundraiser)
  • October 7-11
    Annual Seminar – Hawaii
  • November
    7th Annual Mock Trial
  • November
    MCLE Dinner Program – Q4
  • December
    Specialty MCLE Luncheon