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November Update

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

San Diego FBA November Update

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Trivia: Which San Diego County hotel is one of the largest wooden structures in the United States?


Hon. Judge Battaglia

Rule 16: Changing Tide in Expert Witness Procedures in Criminal Cases

Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure is changing. U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia explains that these amendments address two "shortcomings" in the current disclosure practice for expert witnesses. And he shares that under these amendments, counsel will have to produce written disclosures covering any expert testimony to be used in either side's case-in-chief or the government's rebuttal case.


Holiday Party and Judicial Law Clerk Reception

Celebrate the end of an eventful 2022 by mingling with fellow members of the federal legal community. Enjoy food and drinks at the San Diego FBA's final event of the year.

Cost: $20 for FBA Members

$35 for Non-FBA Members

Free for Judiciary & Judicial Law Clerks


San Diego FBA Survey

We created this 5-question survey to gather feedback to help us fulfill our mission in providing you with meaningful educational and social opportunities. Please consider completing this brief survey to help us plan our programming for 2023.


Did You Know? Pantoja Park, located near the federal courthouses in Downtown San Diego, is the oldest park in the city of San Diego.


Community Updates:

Southern District Announces U.S. Magistrate Judge Openings

The Southern District announced it is considering the appointment of two full-time U.S. Magistrate Judges, contingent upon changes to the Court's bench. Applications are due December 1, 2022.

Ninth Circuit Seeks Applications for S.D. Cal. Bankruptcy Judgeship

The Ninth Circuit is seeking applications for a Bankruptcy Judgeship in the Southern District. The term for this position is fourteen years with a possible renewal.


FBA National Updates:

Lift Up Leaders Mentorship Program

Enrollment is open for a new class of participants in the FBA's Lift Up Leaders Mentorship Program. The program is designed to offer something for all levels of experience.

Time to Renew Your Membership

The FBA's Membership Cycle began on October 1. See the renewal FAQ and consider continuing to support the San Diego FBA with your membership.

October Government Relations Update

FBA National shares updates on judicial security, immigration courts legislation, and judicial nominations.


Answer: Hotel del Coronado.

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