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2021 SDCBA PRESIDENT

RENÉE n.g. STACKHOUSE By Karen Korr

“Your vision won’t happen simply because you desire it. Your vision only happens with hard work and commitment to doing the right thing.” — U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice

Sonia Maria Sotomayor

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t takes a special person to volunteer to lead an association of 10,000 legal professionals. 2021 San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA)

President Renée N.G. Stackhouse is more than special.

A consistent force in the San Diego legal community, Renée’s accomplishments rival those of attorneys who have been practicing for decades. She is a tireless leader, holding high-profile positions, including the first Latina President of California Women Lawyers (CWL); President of San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association; Chair of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Solo & Small Firm Executive Committee; and President of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL) Alumni Association, among many others.

Her colleagues describe her as diligent, relatable, effective, approachable, empathetic, determined,

John Adkins, Director of the San Diego Law Library,

genuine, compassionate, creative, and endlessly

believes Renée’s potential knows no bounds. “Renée’s

enthusiastic. As her career continues to peak, those

legacy has yet to be written, but she has accomplished so

closest to Renée note there is only one word to truly

much in such a short time. Renée is one of those people

describe her in this moment: unstoppable.

who will have to write multiple autobiographies — one for

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