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Thu, Sep 29


Westin Gaslamp Quarter

Judith N. Keep Federal Civil Practice Seminar

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Judith N. Keep Federal Civil Practice Seminar
Judith N. Keep Federal Civil Practice Seminar

Time & Location

Sep 29, 2022, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Westin Gaslamp Quarter , 910 Broadway Cir, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

About the Event

The San Diego Federal Bar Association and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California are pleased to present the Eighteenth Annual Judith N. Keep Federal Practice Seminar.  The annual seminar is dedicated to the memory of former U.S. District Judge Judith N. Keep, who served as a District Judge in the Southern District of California for over twenty years and as the District's first female Chief Judge from 1991 to 1998.

This year’s seminar will feature welcome remarks from Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Mary H. Murguia and panel presentations by several Southern District of California District Judges and Magistrate Judges. The panels will focus on various aspects of pretrial and trial practice, including class certifications, jury selection, opening and closing statements, and more!


12:00pm-1:00pm – Registration

1:00pm-1:30pm – Welcome & Video Tribute

1:30pm-2:20pm – The Continuing Evolution of Class Action Practice

Hon. Dana M. Sabraw, Chief U.S. District Judge

Hon. Anthony J. Battaglia, U.S. District Judge

Hon. Cathy Ann Bencivengo, U.S. District Judge

2:20pm-3:10pm – Magistrate Judges

Hon. Karen S. Crawford, U.S. Magistrate Judge

Hon. Allison H. Goddard, U.S. Magistrate Judge

Hon. David D. Leshner, U.S. Magistrate Judge

3:10pm-3:25pm – Break

3:25pm-4:15pm – Jury Selection

Hon. Janis L. Sammartino, U.S. District Judge

Hon. Gonzalo P. Curiel, U.S. District Judge

Hon. Linda Lopez, U.S. District Judge

4:15pm-5:05pm – Opening Statements & Closing Arguments

Hon. William Q. Hayes, U.S. District Judge

Hon. Cynthia A. Bashant, U.S. District Judge

Hon. Todd W. Robinson, U.S. District Judge

5:05-5:10pm – Closing Remarks

5:10pm-6:00pm – Reception

Cost:       Free

MCLE:    4.0 hours of General MCLE Credits

*Space is limited.  If you RSVP and are unable to attend, please email so we may add registrants from the waitlist.

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