2017 Annual Scholarship & Awards Dinner

The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation invites you to attend its 41st Annual Awards & Scholarship Gala,“Empower, Engage, Excel: A Community Empowered to Engage Excels!” For over forty years, the Earl B. Gilliam Bar has been dedicated to advancing African Americans in the legal community, promoting diversity in our community, and ensuring social justice for all.

This celebration will honor the bold, innovative, and selfless community leaders that use their voice for positive social change. Join us, along with over 250 of San Diego’s top professionals, including judges, attorneys, firms, business owners, community leaders, and law students, for a memorable night of inspiring speeches, awards, dinner, and entertainment.

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41st Annual Awards & Scholarship Dinner

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Formal Attire

Cocktail Hour: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Dinner Program: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

$135 ticket/$8 self parking/$18 valet
(Tickets will not be sold at the door)

TICKETS: To purchase tickets to the annual dinner, please click HERE

SPONSORS: To find out more about how you or your firm or company can become a sponsor, click HERE.


Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!





Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP





Dependency Legal Group


  • Mintz Levin
  • Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP


  • Procopio, Cory, Hargreaes & Savitch LLP


  • Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP
  • Dependency Legal Group of San Diego
  • Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP
  • Mr & Mrs. Jose and Laura Castillo
  • Procopio, Cory, Hargreaes & Savitch LLP
  • Robbins Arroyo LLP
  • Sony


  • California Western School of Law
  • Daniel Gilleon, Esq.
  • Deputy District Attorneys Assn./San Diegans Against Crime
  • NAACP – San Diego Branch
  • Office of the Public Defender San Diego
  • Scott Law Group PC
  • University of San Diego School of Law


  • Klinedinst, PC


  • Trapsun Solar


  • Bernstein, Litowitz, Berger & Grossmann LLP
  • US Legal Support


  • UC San Diego Office of the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Voice & Viewpoint

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