Catherine Asuncion Honored by SDCBA for Outstanding Service By a New Lawyer Award

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – The San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) has named Catherine M. Asuncion as the recipient of the Outstanding Service By a New Lawyer Award in recognition of her significant commitment to serving the legal profession. Ms. Asuncion was one of eight distinguished attorneys on this year’s 2020 list, recognized for demonstrating significant legal expertise and professionalism and making an outstanding contribution to the legal profession, the justice system, and the public.

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Catherine M. Asuncion

The SDCBA singled out Ms. Asuncion for her numerous acts of service and dedication to local, and national, organizations. She recently was elected Treasurer of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA) and is on the board as a Past President of the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego (FALSD). She is also a member of the Lawyers Club of San Diego where she is Co-Chair of the Amicus Brief Committee and is active in the Diverse Women’s Committee and the Human Trafficking Collaborative. As a member of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA), Ms. Asuncion is on the Executive Committee of the Appellate Practice Section.

“Catherine has been extremely active in meaningful organizations, who are making real change in the legal community,” said John Klinedinst, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Klinedinst PC. “Her commitment to her community, her firm, her colleagues, and the justice system has not gone unnoticed and will continue to accomplish great things.”

Ms. Asuncion accepted this award at the SDCBA’s (Virtual) Annual Awards Ceremony & Celebration of Community Service on September 30, 2020. To read more about Ms. Asucion and the other Service Award recipients visit the SDCBA’s website here.

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