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March Update

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

San Diego FBA March Update

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Trivia: Which San Diego federal judge was the first woman partner at the international law firm Perkins Coie?

 

Member Spotlight:


Jim Crosby is a seasoned business litigator and staple of the San Diego legal community. San Diego FBA Member Kelly Smith shares that Jim not only goes above and beyond for his clients, but he also dedicates his time to serving civic and legal organizations, mentoring young lawyers, and representing vulnerable populations through his pro bono practice.

 

Upcoming San Diego FBA Events:


March 9, 2022, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


During the in-person Brown Bag, Chief Judge Sabraw will discuss practice pointers for civil and criminal cases, his path to the federal bench, and his advice for practitioners.


Cost: Free Location: Courtroom 13A (Carter-Keep Courthouse)

MCLE: 1.0 hour of General MCLE Credit


March 15, 2022, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


During this FBA member-only event, a small group of attorneys from across the San Diego legal spectrum will have lunch with Judge Bencivengo in her chambers and discuss a variety of professional and personal topics.


Cost: Free (FBA members only)

Location: Courtroom 15A (Carter-Keep Courthouse)

MCLE: None


April 20, 2022, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


During the in-person Brown Bag, Judge Lopez will discuss practice pointers for civil and criminal cases, her path to the federal bench, and her advice for practitioners.


Cost: Free Location: Courtroom 2B (Schwartz Courthouse)

MCLE: 1.0 hour of General MCLE Credit


Missed Our Last Event?


U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant's Virtual Judicial Brown Bag is now available on our MCLE On Demand webpage. Judge Bashant shared tips for practitioners, career advice, and more during the February event.


Co-Sponsored Event


March 16-18, 2022


This three-day MCLE event brings together class action practitioners to hear valuable insights from a prestigious faculty of speakers and panelists, including sitting federal judges, and top defense and plaintiffs’ attorneys. The Class Action Forum's registration fees and sponsorship proceeds directly benefit student scholarships at USD School of Law, specifically, the Keith F. Park Endowed Scholarship Fund.


Cost: $295 (FBA members only: use promo code FBASD for 50% off)

Location: USD School of Law

MCLE: Yes

 

Did You Know? The highest point in the City of San Diego is Cowles Mountain at approximately 1,590 feet.

 

Community & National FBA Updates:



The Southern District of California is seeking applications for a U.S. Magistrate Judge by March 11, 2022.


The National FBA shares updates on advocacy efforts and judicial nominations.


The National FBA highlights its accomplishments and efforts on diversity and inclusion from the past year.


On April 4, 2022, a panel of federal judges and former law clerks will share advice on preparing for a clerkship interview.



The FBA Foundation is accepting applications for this college scholarship, which provides $5,000 in assistance to a graduating high school senior.

 

Answer: Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown, who worked in Perkins Coie's Seattle and Washington, D.C. offices.

 

Our Annual Sponsor:

Judicate West


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