Northern District Practice Program, A Dialogue Between Bench and Bar

The Practice Program of the Northern District of California presented a dialogue between Northern District Judges, the lawyers that practice before them, and in house counsel. The panel included Elizabeth Pipkin of McManis Faulkner,  District Judge Susan Illston, Magistrate Judge Thomas Hixson, and former Magistrate Judge and current Facebook Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Paul Grewal, who also moderated the discussion. They discussed topics such as discovery, motion practice, and cooperation and the program included an active dialogue with the bench and bar members in the audience.  The event was held in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Phillip Burton Federal Building and United States Courthouse in San Francisco.