Presiding Judge Issues Notice Regarding Newer Practitioners

San Francisco Superior Court Presiding Judge John Stewart’s master calendar web page recently added the following message to encourage senior attorneys to help develop newer attorneys trial skills:

“The Court believes in supporting the development of our next generation of trial attorneys. To that end, the Court encourages parties and senior attorneys to allow newer practitioners in Civil actions the opportunity to participate in court, either by arguing motions or examining witnesses at trial.”
The Barristers Club Board of Directors has been meeting with members of the state and federal benches encouraging all judges to create standing judicial orders or case-by-case orders which encourage courtroom experience for new attorneys.