Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 106 FBA/OC UPCOMING EVENTS  Special Evening With The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals October 6, 2016 Bowers Museum  Annual Judge’s Night and Presen- tation of the Alicemarie H. Stotler Award October 27, 2016 Fairmont Newport  Annual Swearing- In Event — December 2016* * Please check for further details. Magistrate Judge Karen E. Scott By Tu-Quyen Pham and Samrah Mahmoud* On June 16, 2016, we sat down with Magistrate Judge Karen E. Scott to ask her a few questions about her tran- sition from civil litigation to the bench, her approach on the bench, and tips for litiga- tors appearing before her. Before being sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge for the U.S. Central District of California on July 28, 2015, Judge Scott was a partner at Rutan & Tucker in Orange County where she focused her practice on com- plex civil litigation in the firm’s Business Litigation and Government and Regu- latory Law Sections. It is nearing your one-year anniversary on the bench. Have you learned anything since becoming a judge that you would have liked to have known when you were a litigator? There are things that I learned as a litigator that have been reaf- firmed by my work as a judge. One of those things is that clarity and brevity are essential for effective litigation. A judge should be able to tell from the first page of a pleading what relief a party is seeking and why they are entitled to it. What skillsets and/or experience do you think an attorney would need if they aspire to also become a judge one day? Civility and integrity are important “skills” to becoming a judge. These may not sound like skills, but they are qualities that must be exercised and strengthened by use over time. Before be- coming a judge, your colleagues, opposing counsel, support staff, and others are asked about their interactions with you; it is im- portant that you have maintained the appropriate temperament, that your word was never doubted, and that you kept your positive repu- tation intact. (Continued on Page 7)