Updated: Feb 22
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the San Diego County Bar Foundation will honor U.S. Magistrate Judge David H. Bartick during the 2020 Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Virtual Reception. There is no cost to attend the virtual event, which can be registered for here.
The Distinguished Lawyer Memorial gives permanent recognition to deceased lawyers and judges of San Diego who demonstrated superior legal skills, high ethical standards, and service to their community. Recognition in this memorial is permanent, and plaques honoring each inductee are located in the San Diego Superior Court's Hall of Justice. The memorial reception will bring together family, friends, and colleagues of the honorees virtually to celebrate their distinguished careers and honor their legacies.
The Hon. David H. Bartick served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Southern District for six years. Before that, he had a prominent, twenty-six-year career as a criminal defense attorney. When Judge Bartick passed away, Chief District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz said, "Judge Bartick loved his job and we loved him. He was brilliant, kind, fair, and had an infectious enthusiasm about every aspect of his job." The Southern District annually recognizes Judge Bartick's legacy with the Hon. David H. Bartick Award for Civility and Professionalism.
The San Diego Chapter thanks FBA Member Rebecca Kanter for leading the process to get Judge Bartick recognized in the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial. This year's other inductees are Andrew S. Albert, Craig D. Higgs, Roberta R. Sistos, Michael T. Thorsnes, Judge Leollia Valentine Jr., and Donald R. Worley.