The Witkin Awards are presented annually to honor members of the San Diego legal community for civic leadership and excellence in practice of the law, adjudication of the law, and advancing access to justice. Join us Thursday, October 5, from 5 pm to 8 pm for a Magical Night on the Bay to honor this year’s recipients. The Hon. Joan M. Lewis is being honored for Excellence in the Adjudication of the Law.

Judge Lewis graduated from California Western School of Law in 1987. She worked as a civil practitioner for two local law firms until 1998 when she was appointed to the bench by Governor Pete Wilson. Lewis has been assigned to a Civil Independent Calendar department for fourteen years. Previously, she spent five years in Family Court.

Judge Lewis has devoted considerable time to being a leader since becoming a judge. She is a long-time member of the San Diego Superior Court Executive Committee, the Judicial Advisory Board of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and the Executive Committee of the California Judges Association. Additionally, she served on the San Diego Superior Court ADR Committee and the Family Law Education Committee.

Join us for a magical evening at this year’s Witkin Awards. The awards will be held at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, starting at 5 pm with a strolling magician and cocktails. Dinner and a magic show follow from 6 pm to 8 pm. The Witkin Award Ceremony is the primary fundraiser of the San Diego Law Library Foundation.