Welcome to the Practice Program Website

The Northern District Court Practice Program offers continuing legal education programs throughout the year on a variety of topics and practice areas:

  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Law
  • Patent Law
  • Securities Law
  • Removal Jurisdiction
  • ADR and more.

Filled with practical and substantive information, and with the perspective of sitting federal court judges, these programs are generally inexpensive or free and offer MCLE credit.

Past programs have included:

  • Patent Law Roundtable
  • Class Action Fairness Act: Updates and Issues
  • Where Were the Gatekeepers?? How did so many executive frauds escape disclosure by the professionals who were supposed to guard the public against them?

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Upcoming Events

  • Mediation, Settlement Conferences, and Case Management (San Francisco)
    • Mediation, Settlement Conferences, and Case Management (San Francisco)
      July 18, 2019
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Mediation, Settlement Conferences, and Case Management -- San Francisco. The San Francisco panel will feature Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler, Magistrate Judge Thomas Hixson, Kevin Budner, Tamara Lange, and Nora Puckett.

  • Mediation, Settlement Conferences, and Case Management (San Jose)
    • Mediation, Settlement Conferences, and Case Management (San Jose)
      July 30, 2019
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Mediation, Settlement Conferences, and Case Management -- San Jose. The San Jose panel will feature District Judge Beth Freeman, Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen, Shirish Gupta, Howard Herman, and Renny Hwang.

  • Careers in Criminal Law
    • Careers in Criminal Law
      July 31, 2019
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Careers in Criminal Law will feature a panel comprised of Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler (Moderator); Audrey Barron, Associate at Swanson & McNamara LLP; AUSA Nikhil Bhagat; AUSA Claudia Quiroz; and AFPD David Rizk.