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November Chapter Update

Updated: Feb 22, 2021

The election results you have been waiting for are in! Janet Cabral, Blake Currey, Benjamin Cheeks, Mary Cile Glover-Rogers, and Hector Tamayo have been elected to serve on the Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter's Board of Directors. We thank them for their service and look forward to their leadership in 2021 and beyond. The FBA benefits from continued support of past leaders. For example, Rupa G. Singh, former FBA San Diego Chapter President, wrote a timely tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the FBA community titled: Heroes Never Die: How RBG Can Live On.

We hope to see you at these virtual FBA, San Diego Chapter events: Annual State of the District and Bartick Award Presentation November 12, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The United States District Court for the Southern District of California and the San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association are pleased to present the Annual State of the District event. The ceremony will include reports from Chief District Judge Larry Alan Burns, Presiding Magistrate Judge William V. Gallo, and Chief Bankruptcy Judge Margaret M. Mann, as well as the presentation of the Hon. David H. Bartick Award for Civility and Professionalism to Charles Halligan Adair, and posthumous awards for Bruce C. Smith and Peter J. Mazza. 2020 Supreme Court Case Review Featuring Dean Erwin Chemerinsky November 10, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We are pleased to welcome the esteemed educator, litigator, and legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, who will deliver an analysis of the October 2019-2020 United States Supreme Court term. Dean Chemerinsky is the Dean of Berkeley Law, where he serves as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law.

Save the Date for Upcoming Event: Civility Series Part III: Promoting Civility in the Legal Profession December 2, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. [Details to follow]

FBA National News and Events:

FBA President's Message: We Are the Guardians of the Constitution W. West Allen was installed as President of the Federal Bar Association. He gave remarks inviting federal attorneys to remember our constitutional oath—this Covenant of Citizenship—that we as Americans engaged in the work of this nation have taken upon ourselves. Immigration Law Section Webinar: Nasrallah v. Barr and the Scope of Judicial Review November 13, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Helen Parsonage discusses her recent win before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Nasrallah v. Barr, which she explains held that federal courts have jurisdiction to hear appeals from non-citizens with criminal convictions who fear they will be tortured if they are removed.


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