Attorney Practice Information & Resources

Policy Encouraging Opportunities For Attorneys Who Are Less Experienced Or From Under-Represented Groups

The Court is committed to supporting the development of the next generation of federal practitioners appearing in the United States District Courts. The Court strongly encourages parties to provide opportunities for attorneys who are less experienced or from historically under-represented groups to participate actively in the proceedings such as by arguing a motion or examining a witness at trial. Read more ...

Attorney Responsibilities

Attorney practice in this Court is governed by Rule 11 of the Civil Local Rules. Rule 11-1(c) requires a bar applicant to certify knowledge of:

  1. the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure and Evidence, the Rules of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Local Rules of this Court;
  2. the Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs of this Court; and
  3. the Standards of Professional Conduct of this Court set forth in Civil L.R. 11-4.

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