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Thu, Sep 09


Westin Gaslamp Quarter

The Seventeenth Annual Judith N. Keep Federal Civil Practice Seminar

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The Seventeenth Annual Judith N. Keep Federal Civil Practice Seminar

Time & Location

Sep 09, 2021, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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

About the Event

The San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California are pleased to present the Seventeenth Annual Judith N. Keep Federal Practice Seminar.  The annual seminar is dedicated to the memory of former District Judge Judith N. Keep, who served as a United States 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 focus on pretrial and trial practice, including making a record for appeal.  The program will include four speaker panels featuring Ninth Circuit Judge John B. Owens and many Southern District of California District Judges and Magistrate Judges.


12:00pm-1:00pm – Registration

1:00pm-1:20pm – Welcome & Video Tribute

1:20pm-2:15pm – Making a Record for Appeal

Hon. John B. Owens, U.S. Circuit Judge

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

2:15pm-3:10pm – Magistrate Judges on Settlement

Hon. William V. Gallo, Presiding Magistrate Judge

Hon. Michael S. Berg, U.S. Magistrate Judge

Hon. Nita L. Stormes, U.S. Magistrate Judge

3:10pm-3:25pm – Break

3:25pm-4:15pm – Pretrial Motions 

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

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

4:15pm-5:10pm – Trial & Care & Feeding of Jury 

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

Hon. Larry A. Burns, U.S. District Judge

Hon. Jeffrey T. Miller, U.S. District Judge

5:10-5:15pm – Closing Comments

5:15pm-6:15pm – Cocktail 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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