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Thu, Aug 18


Carter Keep Courthouse

Introduction to Federal Courts & Networking

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Introduction to Federal Courts & Networking
Introduction to Federal Courts & Networking

Time & Location

Aug 18, 2022, 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Carter Keep Courthouse, 333 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

About the Event

We are pleased to present our annual Introduction to Federal Courts & Networking event. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow federal attorneys, especially those who recently joined federal practice. The seminar is geared towards newer federal attorneys and those interested to learn more about practicing in federal court. The presentations include judges, the Clerk of the Court, criminal and civil practitioners, and a professor's very informative overview of federal jurisdiction and venue that you'll wish you heard in law school. Registration begins at noon. Please see below for the full agenda.

Cost:  Free (please only RSVP if you plan to attend because we will purchase food and drinks)

Location:  Jury Assembly Room, Carter/Keep Courthouse (the Court’s COVID safety precautions will apply)

MCLE:  1 hour of General MCLE Credit*

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM 

Check in

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

District Court Panel

  • Hon. Dana M. Sabraw, Chief District Judge
  • Hon. William V. Gallo, Presiding Magistrate Judge
  • Nicole Lennon-Fisher, Chief Deputy of Administration 

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Judicial Law Clerk Panel

  • Blake Currey, District Judge Law Clerk
  • Brittany Little, Magistrate Judge Law Clerk
  • Moderator: Kelly Reis, District Judge Law Clerk

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Federal Legal Community: Lawyer Representatives

  • Licia Vaughn, DLA Piper
  • Deke Falls, Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.

Federal Legal Community: FBA

  • Sanjay Bandari, Treasurer
  • Kim Gregg, VP of Legal Education

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Federal Attorney Mixer

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

*Federal Jurisdiction and Venue

  • James M. Wagstaffe, Esq.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Criminal Practitioners Panelists

  • Jami Ferrara, Law Office of Jami L. Ferrara
  • Aaron Arnzen, U.S. Attorneys’ Office

Civil Practitioners Panel

  • Brian Kramer, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Joanna Fox, Fox Law, APC

Moderator: Amy Wang, U.S. Attorneys’ Office

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Hosted Reception (light appetizers and refreshments)

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