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Updates and events from the Litigation Section

A virtual series presented by the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and the Department of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley with the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Read more
A monthly publication of the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association. Read more
A virtual series presented by the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and the Department of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley with the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Read more
The Jury Instructions Committee of the California Lawyers Association’s Litigation Section has reviewed the proposed revisions to civil jury instructions (CACI 21-01) and appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments. Read more
A virtual series presented by the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and the Department of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley with the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Read more
This program will explore the history of Black judges and lawyers in California, and the important contributions they have made to the advancement of civil rights, diversity, and inclusion in the United States. Read more
Central District of California Covid Updates Jury trials are suspended and all courthouses are closed to the public except for hearings on certain criminal duty matters. Other hearings in criminal matters may proceed in court when the defendant does not consent to appear by video or telephone. Appearances in civil cases will proceed by telephone or videoconference.  Individual judges, at their discretion, may offer bench trials in civil cases by video conference in lieu of postponement. Court News On December… Read more
Mr. Ortega, a long-time deputy federal public defender who was appointed Federal Public Defender by the Ninth Circuit in October, 2020, addresses the serious impact of COVID-19 on federal criminal defendants, and his vision and goals for the Federal Public Defender’s Office. Read more
In this interview, Mr. Hanna, who recently returned to private practice at Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher in Los Angeles, discusses his (now former) Office’s accomplishments during his tenure, as well as challenges facing the Central District. Read more
Judge Barch-Kuchta is the newest Magistrate Judge to join the Eastern District in November 2020. Read more

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