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November Update

San Diego FBA November Update

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Trivia: Which two taco shop staples were invented in San Diego?


Member Spotlight


Alreen Haeggquist simply cannot stay silent when she sees injustice done. She turned the adversity she experienced through a difficult childhood into the fuel to represent survivors of harassment and abuse at her own firm, Haeggquist & Eck, LLP. This fall Alreen published her first book, which details this journey and aims to provide hope to other survivors.

Thank you to PR Committee member Sarah Almond Pike for sharing Alreen's story with our members.


At this year's Keep Seminar, the San Diego FBA was pleased to honor the diversity within the Southern District of California and to celebrate U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks (Ret.) with a video tribute. Click here to learn about Judge Brooks's inspiring path to the bench and his lasting legacy.


Upcoming San Diego FBA Events


We still have tickets available for our annual Holiday Party & Judicial Law Clerk Reception! We're back at our favorite spot, Athens Market Taverna, to celebrate this year's successes with our federal family.

Don't miss out, buy your tickets today!

Cost: Varies

Location: 109 W. F Street, San Diego, CA 92101


Did You Know? The rare Torrey Pine only grows in two places, one of which is San Diego. It's the City's official tree.


Community Updates


Southern District Court Openings

Senator Laphonza Butler’s Judicial Advisory Committee is currently soliciting applicants for upcoming judicial vacancies. If you previously submitted an application to Judge Dianne Feinstein's Committee since January 2021, your application will be considered for future openings.

If you are interested in applying and have not previously submitted an application, please contact Senator Butler's Chief Counsel Jessica Jensen to request a copy of the application.


The Southern District appointed Adam Doyle as the new chair of the CJA Criminal Defense Advisory Committee and CJA Panel Representative. It also appointed three new members to the CJA Criminal Defense Advisory Committee.

The Southern District also amended its Criminal Justice Plan Act to add a non-discrimination statement approved by the Judicial Council for the Ninth Circuit.


The Southern District adopted protocols for processing applications for relief under U.S. Sentencing Commission Guidelines Amendment 821.


Answer: The California Burrito and taquitos (aka rolled tacos).


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