SDBF was founded in 1989, and is affiliated with the California Bankruptcy Forum, together with six other local forums: Orange County, Los Angeles, Bay Area, Sacramento, Inland Empire, and Central California. When you become a member of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum, you automatically become a member of the California Bankruptcy Forum. Your membership entitles you to receive the California Bankruptcy Journal, a quarterly publication of the California Bankruptcy Forum.
The Bylaws of SDBF provide for the annual election of directors for staggered three year terms. The Board of Directors meets about once per month.