Message from the President


With more than 200 members—attorneys from the private sector and governmental agencies, members of the federal judiciary, and students—the Sacramento Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is dedicated to organizing learning opportunities and networking events for federal practitioners in the twenty-three northern counties that make up the Eastern District of California.

We started off this year with an enjoyable and well-attended mixer in the chambers of United States Court of Appeals Judge Callahan, at which our new board members were elected. In the coming year, members can look forward to the twenty-sixth Supreme Court Year in Review, which will be held in late July. In recent years, professors of the McGeorge School of Law and King Hall have served as our keynote speakers, educating our members about interesting and important rulings in the Supreme Court’s most recent term. Night to Honor Service is another annual event held in November, which recognizes those attorneys in the community who volunteer on the pro bono panel for the Eastern District. Our social mixers include the Spring Mixer, which provides a great opportunity for our members to network with other attorneys and members of the bench.

If you have not already done so, I invite you to join the Federal Bar Association and join your colleagues who are active in furthering the interests of federal practitioners now, and in the years to come.

Avalon Johnson Fitzgerald
(916) 201-8602