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June Update

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

San Diego FBA June Update

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Trivia: What's the name of San Diego's vintage wooden roller coaster, built in 1925?


Member Spotlights:

Meet our 2023 Chapter Award Winners

On 7 June 2023, our Chapter held its Annual Conference and Award Ceremony. We are delighted to introduce this year's Chapter Award winners: Rupa Singh, our Outstanding Advocate, and Jessica Oliva, our Rising Attorney. Thank you, members, for your thoughtful nominations, and congratulations to our Awardees!


Upcoming San Diego FBA Events



Monday, July 10, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm


The Chapter is co-sponsoring the California Lawyers Association Federal Courts Committee's comparative overview of state and federal civil procedure discussing differences in jurisdiction, case management, fact and expert discovery obligations, summary judgments, and trials.

Cost: $25 for FBA-members (with access to webinar for three months)

MCLE: 1.0 hours of General CLE Credit

Please contact us if you have any issues with your purchase.


Tuesday, July 25, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Hybrid: United States Courthouse (El Centro) / Zoom Webinar

This hybrid Courtroom Conversation convenes in-person in El Centro, but attendees are also welcome to attend via Zoom. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and connect with Judge Rodriguez and colleagues, followed by a presentation on Judge Rodriguez's preferences and tips.

Cost: Free

Location: 2003 W. Adams Ave., El Centro, CA 92243 / or Zoom Webinar

MCLE: 0.5 hour of General CLE Credit


Monday, July 31, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Zoom Webinar

Esteemed educator, litigator, and legal scholar Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will deliver an analysis of the 2022-23 United States Supreme Court term.

Cost: Free for FBA members; $10 for non-members (join today!)

MCLE: 1.0 hour of General CLE credit



October 19, 2023

The San Diego FBA, the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association, the San Diego Chapter of ChIPs, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California proudly present the annual Mock Markman Competition.

Attorneys with four years or less in practice can compete by briefing and arguing the construction of four claim terms before judges of the United States District Court.

Register to compete by July 3, 2023. Scoring attorneys and volunteers are also needed.


Save the Date!

19th Annual Judith N. Keep Federal Practice Seminar

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Westin Gaslamp


Save the Date!

Monday, September 25, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lomas Santa Fe Country Club

Please consider being a sponsor to help us fundraise for Open Doors to the Court Program; Foster Youth Golf Program; Crawford High School Academy of Law Foundation; Generate Hope; The Peter J. Mazza Outstanding Federal Attorney Award; and Federal Public Interest Law Scholarships. Email for more information.


Did You Know? San Diego is home to the largest oceanographic museum

in the USA, the Happy birthday Aquarium at Scripps.


Community Updates:


The Lawyer Representative application must be submitted by Friday, 14 July 2023. Visit the Court’s website for more information.


The District Court recognizes Judge Bartick's legacy with this award which serves as a perpetual reminder to the bar of the importance of professionalism and civility in the practice of law. Nominations are due on or before July 12, 2023.


Answer: The Giant Dipper in Belmont Park


Ideas for an event or another suggestion? Contact us.

Our Annual Sponsor:

Judicate West


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