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In this Federal Courts Committee newsletter, we interview two leaders from California’s federal bench, and includes an overview of our recent four-district panel discussing Covid-19’s impact on Federal Court Operations.

1. Judge Anthony J. Battaglia.  Judge Battaglia discusses the Southern District of California’s success in designing Covid-19 protocols that allowed the District to safely hold jury trials in 2020 and now. (click here to read the interview)

2. Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore Judge Westmore discusses her procedures, discusses the role of Magistrate Judge in the Northern District, and provides guidance on effective advocacy to practitioners. (click here to read the interview)

3. Covid-19’s Impact on Federal Court Operations.  On March 25, the Federal Courts Committee hosted a webinar discussing Covid-19’s impact on Federal  Courts that featured four distinguished panelists representing all four federal districts in the state: U.S. District Court Judges Anthony J. Battaglia (S.D. Cal.), Philip S. Gutierrez (C.D. Cal.), John A. Mendez (E.D. Cal.), and William H. Orrick (N.D. Cal  (click here to read the summary)

See the District Updates here.

Newsletter Contributors:

Christian G. Andrequ-von Euw, Morrison & Foerster
Michael L. Huggins, Hunton Andrews Kurth
Eddie A. Jauregui, Holland & Knight
Jamil R. Ghannam, City of Stockton City Attorney’s Office

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