Another event of interest to Bay Area attorneys: A reception sponsored by the Santa Clara County Bar Association to honor Federal District Court Judge Beth Freeman. Date: September 14, 2017 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Location: Santa Clara County Law Library (Rose Garden), 360 North First Street, San Jose, California 95113 Register here. Judge Freeman is one of my favorite judges. She was Presiding Judge of the San Mateo County Superior Court during the time that I was a research attorney there. During her tenure as a Federal District Court Judge, she has built a reputation as an intellectual powerhouse, willing to dig into the thorniest cases. On top of that, she is a mensch. She agreed to serve on the panel for a seminar on trade secrets that I moderated in 2015, even though the demands on her time are enormous.