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December Update

San Diego FBA December Update

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Trivia: When is the last day to remove your outdoor holiday lights in San Diego?


Member Spotlight



Mario Nguyen was the first in his family to graduate high school, and he never expected to be a lawyer. But his grit and commitment to advocating for others helped him overcome his life’s obstacles and motivated him to attend law school. Mario's advice to others: “there is no one way to be a lawyer.”


Thank you to PR Committee member Sydney Leigh Martin for sharing Mario's inspirational story with our members.


On December 8, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California appointed Valerie E. Torres as a full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge. Judge Torres is based in San Diego and will serve for a renewable term of eight years. The San Diego FBA welcomes Judge Torres to the Southern District’s bench.


Upcoming San Diego FBA Events


The San Diego FBA is proud to present this distinguished panel who will discuss the application process for the office of U.S. Magistrate Judge. Register today for this free zoom webinar.


Thursday, January 18, 2024, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Zoom Webinar

Join us for an elimination of bias CLE featuring Carolina Bravo-Karimi, managing partner of Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP. Carolina’s engaging presentation will explore recognizing microaggressions, understanding why they are harmful, and interrupting them.


CLE: One hour of Elimination of Bias CLE credit

Cost: Free for San Diego FBA members; $40 for non-members


Did You Know? San Diego is home to more small farms than any other U.S. city (over 7,000).


Community Updates


Click here to read U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia's article on factors to consider in making your decision to object or not, as well as a non-exclusive list of the forbidden or most objectionable arguments.


The Court has appointed a new team of dedicated community leaders to serve as members on the Court History Committee for a period of three years.


The Court is accepting applications to serve as a Magistrate Judge in the seat vacated by the anticipated retirement of Magistrate Judge Skomal in April 2024. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm on February 2, 2014. (GO 756; Information for Applicants; Application.)


Answer: February 2nd. Residents who leave their lights up can be fined $250!


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