If you haven't picked up the latest edition of the San Diego Lawyer Magazine, make sure to pick one up! The March/April edition of the magazine features Dean Hasl and TJSL Alumni and faculty.
The magazine's feature story is on the beautiful new San Diego County Bar Association's “Bar Center” at 401 West A Street.
On February 6, SDCBA hosted an open house and welcomed members to view the new bar association's home. The new state of the art center located downtown in the hub of San Diego's legal community and in the heart of San Diego's business district. Associate Directors of Career Services Randy Reliford and Maysa Eissa attended the open house and are featured on page 43.
“The new space is tastefully appointed. Law students and attorneys have ample space to meet, learn, and network,” said Reliford.
“The new center is beautiful and very inviting for law students and newly graduated attorneys to meet with other members of the legal community. I would encourage all law students to visit the new center, sit in on CLEs and take part in upcoming events at the Center,” added Eissa.
Alumni Ben Aguilar '11 and Jeremy Evans '11 were featured in the cover story. "The new Bar Center space is incredible. I live in the Little Italy neighborhood, so this space provides a very convenient alternative space to meet with clients or colleagues,” said Aguilar.
"Local attorneys are thrilled with the location of the new Bar Center. If you forget to print something or make copies when trying to file something in the downtown courts, you can just run to the bar center and use the free Wi-Fi, copiers and printers. The new Bar Center is also a great place to kill time between court hearings,” he added.
Inside the magazine, you will also find by Dean Hasl's “A Renewed Call for Diversity, Law Schools Need to Welcome and Celebrate a Diverse Student Body”, a story highlighting the important of minority student enrollment across law schools nationwide. “As the number of persons of color increases within our communities, there will be increased needs for lawyers of color to meet the needs to provide high-quality legal services,” wrote Dean Hasl.
The magazine also featured several TJSL alumni making a name for themselves in the legal community.
TJSL Alumni Renee Galente '08 and Eric Ganci '08 are identified on page 34 of the magazine as young attorneys making the leap into solo law firm dreams. The successful team of Galente Ganci LLP have established themselves as one of the most reputable and competent civil and DUI defense firms in San Diego.
As quoted in the magazine, “You can't market yourself against established lawyers unless you first determine why you should be hired and not them. You have to believe it and say it with confidence why you're a better choice,” said Galente.
“You have to be your biggest cheerleader. If you don't no one else will - although it's a fine balance between confidence and arrogance,” added Ganci.
TJSL Alumni Marlene Stranger '96 of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy was featured on page 40 for received the Wiley W. Manuel Award for her pro bono work at Casa Cornelia Law Center for preparing Violence Against Women Act immigration petitions.