The District Court Civil Division is closing out the year with a fun and enlightening Civil Bench-Bar meeting on Dec. 12 at noon in courtroom 10D. The meeting will give those a jump on 2018 with information on Rule 16.1. Discovery Commissioner Bonnie Bulla will share why 16.1 is alive and well. The Continuing Legal Education board will offer a heads-up on CLE changes. The civil law clerks have teamed up to provide an insiders’ perspective of the top 10 tips civil attorneys will want to know. An ugly sweater contest will cap off the lunch meeting that offers those in civil practice an opportunity to get their questions and concerns addressed by the District Court bench.