The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association

Klinedinst is honored to shine a spotlight on the organizations making a difference in our community. The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association (EBGBA) is one of the many organizations that we are proud to feature.

The EBGBA dedicates its service to help the African-American community advance in political, economic, educational, social, and legal endeavors. The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation (EBGBF) was established to represent San Diego County’s African-American legal community. As a foundation dedicated to improving people’s lives, the EBGBF provides assistance and scholarships to law students, assists them in obtaining and maintaining employment, and contributes to other related efforts. In addition, the foundation hosts an annual scholarship and awards gala to recognize those who go above and beyond to help others. The gala recognizes local attorneys, judges, and associations for their contributions to furthering the mission and legacy of Earl B. Gilliam, who was an honorable man that became the first African-American to serve as a San Diego County Superior Court Judge.

Klinedinst is a proud supporter of EBGBA and is committed to promoting its efforts in the African-American community. EBGBA provides resources, guidance, leadership, and support to diversify our legal community through its successful assistance and scholarship foundation.

Klinedinst PC is not affiliated with Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association and provides this information as a service to the community. 

Facts at a Glance

Founded: 1976

Past President and Founder: Judge Elizabeth Riggs

Phone(619) 557-2690

Mailing Address: Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, PO Box 124527, San Diego, CA 92112

Major Programs 

Scholarship Programs: EBGBA provides an array of scholarships to assist law students. The Kathy Payne Scholarship is awarded to a board member that demonstrates academic excellence. The Earl B. Gilliam Scholarship seeks to honor a student who demonstrates commitment to public service. The Judicial Scholarship is given to a student who displays financial need in paying for legal education. They also offer general scholarships awarded to those who have graduated and seek assistance with Bar preparation and the examination.

External Links

The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association

The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation

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