Lawyers Club established the Belva Lockwood Award in 1985 to recognize members whose contributions to the organization are outstanding. The award is named for Belva Anne Lockwood (1830-1917), who devoted her life to improving the social, economic and political status of women and to advocating equality for all.
About Belva Ann Lockwood
Recipients of the Lawyers Club of San Diego Belva Lockwood Award:
Lawyers Club is pleased to recognize Christina “Tina” Dyer, a past President of Lawyers Club, as the recipient of the 2020 Belva Lockwood Award.
Tina Dyer’s perseverance and strength in the face of adversity helped her succeed during a time when few women worked in the legal field. She was one of only 17 female law students (out of 175 students) her first year of law school at California Western School of Law. In true Lawyers Club spirit, Dyer met the problem with a solution--joining the Student Bar Association as an advocate for women students.
Dyer’s leadership and passion for women’s rights extended beyond law school level when she became involved with Lawyers Club during its infancy. She attended her first Lawyers Club meeting as a law student and was inspired by the words of March Fong Eu—who became the first Asian American woman elected to be the Secretary of State for California, and the first Asian American woman to be elected to a state constitutional office in the entire country. This meeting left an indelible impression on Dyer, and she continued to be involved with Lawyers Club for the next 48 years (and counting) in various leadership roles.
Dyer served as Lawyers Club President in 1985-1986 and was sworn in as President at the very first Lawyers Club Annual Dinner.
2019 Regina Petty
2000 Candace M. Carroll