State Court Practice for the Federal Court Practitioner

The Bar Association of San Francisco presents

State Court Practice for the Federal Court Practitioner

Mistakes to Avoid and Tools You Can Use (Rebroadcast)

Date Friday, December 1, 2023
MCLE Registration 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Program 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
1 Hour in Competency Issues


Judge Curtis Karnow
Superior Court
County of San Francisco
Judge Evette Pennypacker
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
Jim M. Wagstaffe
Wagstaffe, von Loewenfeldt,
Busch & Radwick LLP 


Anjali Srinivasan
Keker, Van Nest & Peters
James Judah
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart
& Sullivan

This program highlights the differences between state and federal civil practice and is intended to help practitioners familiar with federal court. Learn about common mistakes to avoid in state court and procedures they can take advantage of in state court. For example, when practicing in state court, a practitioner should be aware of the different limits on discovery both in terms of quantity and scope. Likewise, one should be aware of the different standards for expert witness disclosures and summary judgment, the timing for such motions, and other distinctions.

State court also offers certain procedures not available in federal court, for example, peremptory disqualification of a judge one time. If you’re looking to learn what mistakes to avoid by assuming state and federal practice are the same — and what unique tools you can take advantage of in state court, this program is for you.


• Differences in motions practice
• Differences in jury trial, including voir dire practices
• Court structure and work assignments, including trial assignments
• Differences in discovery, including timing and scope
• Evidentiary rules

Event Code: G231639

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12/1/2023 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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