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October Update

San Diego FBA October Update

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Trivia: Who designed the iconic Broadway Fountain at Horton Plaza,

which was completed and dedicated on October 15, 1910?


Member Spotlight


We are pleased to announce that our national Federal Bar Association recognized five San Diego FBA chapter members at the recent Annual Meeting and Convention in Memphis, Tennessee: Dylan Aste, Betsey Boutelle, Carolina Bravo-Karimi, Mark Conover, and Kim Cruz Gregg. Congratulations to our outstanding leaders, and thank you for your tireless service to our Chapter and our community!

Click here to read the spotlights written by San Diego FBA Public Relations Committee Members Hannah Dubina and Kelly Smith.


The national FBA also bestowed our San Diego Chapter with the 2023 Chapter Activity Presidential Excellence Award and a Meritorious Newsletter Award for the year 2023. We are grateful to our hardworking Board and committees for providing our members with quality programming and updates.


Upcoming San Diego FBA Events


Wednesday, November 1, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Courtroom 4B, Schwartz Courthouse

During the Courtroom Conversation, attendees will have the opportunity to network and connect with Judge Simmons and colleagues during the first 20 minutes of the program. During the remaining 40 minutes, Judge Simmons will discuss practice pointers for civil and criminal practitioners.

Don't miss this invaluable inside view into Judge Simmons's chambers!

Cost: Free

Location: Courtroom 4B, 221 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

CLE: 0.5 hours of General CLE Credit


Registration is live 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.

Space is limited, so buy your tickets today!

Cost: Varies

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


Co-Sponsored Events


Thursday, November 2, 2023, 12:00 to 1:13 pm

United States District Court Jury Assembly Room

Please join us and our friends in the San Diego County Bar Association's Appellate Practice and Civil Sections for a discussion among former U.S. Supreme Court law clerks about their experiences on the Court. Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens, former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, will lead the discussion. Please feel free to send questions for the panel to Adrian Contreras, Deputy Attorney General at the California Department of Justice and Master of Ceremonies for the event. Although the panel may not be able to answer every question, they will do their best.

Cost: Free!

CLE: $25 for SDCBA and SD FBA members (don't forget to renew!)

Location: 333 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101


Did You Know? The Broadway Fountain was one of the first projects in the

country to combine water and colored electrical light effects.


National & Community Updates


San Diego FBA Elections!

Chapter members will receive a ballot via email on October 20, 2023 and may cast ballots through October 30, 2023. If you don't receive a ballot, please email us and we'll help you check your membership status.


Our incoming 2024 President has a special message for you! Click to hear him announce some important details about your membership.


The Southern District proposed amendments to Civil Local Rule 7.1.e, changing the deadline for opposition papers, and Civil Local Rule 72.3, setting ENEs and Settlement Conferences for Section 1983 Prisoner Civil Cases. The Public Comment period ends on October 20, 2023.


New Transcript Rates

The Southern District's new transcript rates per page became effective on October 1, 2023.


Answer: Architect Irving Gill.


Ideas for an event or another suggestion? Contact us.

Our Annual Sponsor:

Judicate West


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