Message from the President


Welcome to the website for the Northern District of California Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Our Chapter has approximately 300 members and is one of the most active in the country. We are committed to serving the needs of federal practitioners, Judges, and courts, as well as the Northern District of California community as a whole. Our membership reflects all facets of the federal legal community, and includes Judges, civil practitioners, criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors, administrative agency lawyers, academics and attorneys specializing in intellectual property, labor and employment, bankruptcy, environmental, civil rights and class actions.

Our Chapter organizes and hosts outstanding educational programs and other events to advance federal jurisprudence and provide a networking forum for our members. Many of our events are held at the courthouses of the Northern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our Executive Committee is proud to serve a leadership role on issues that impact the federal courts and legal communities both locally and nationally. Our Younger Lawyers Division, which is dedicated to serving the needs of newer lawyers, is planning another active year.

It’s no secret that our Chapter is successful because our federal Judges – Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Court, Magistrate and Bankruptcy – as well as attorneys with the U.S. Attorney’s office and the office of the Federal Public Defender, participate in our Chapter’s activities. Our Chapter would not be what it is without their support and the support of the Northern District’s Clerk of Court, Sue Soong.

If you are not already a member of the Federal Bar Association, I hope you will join our Chapter of the FBA [here]. If there are events or programs you’d like to see our Chapter present or if you have questions about what we do, please feel free to email me. We welcome your participation and involvement.

I look forward to an exciting year, and I hope to see you at upcoming events.

Best regards,

Peter R. Boutin
President
Federal Bar Association – Northern District of California