Friday, September 3, 2010

What'd I Miss?

Did the California appellate courts go on without me while I was on vacation?

Apparently so.  Didn't miss a beat. 

But here's what I missed:

The Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously confirmed the nomination of Justice Cantil-Sakauye (left) as the next Chief Justice of California. Justice Cantil-Sakauye had received the highest rating — “exceptionally well-qualified” — from the State Bar Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation.

The Commission on Judicial Appointments also confirmed the nomination of Justice Brad Hill as 5th DCA Presiding Justice, the nomination of Judge Carol Codrington (right) to the 4/2 DCA, and the appointment of Judge Louis Mauro to the 3rd DCA.

The LA Times profiled Frederick “Fritz” K. Ohlrich, the Clerk of the California Supreme Court (left, with Jean McEvoy). The article highlights his preparation of attorneys for oral argument before the court.

The Judicial Council released its annual court statistics report.

The Judicial Council also announced it will present 3rd DCA APJ Arthur G. Scotland (right) with its Ronald M. George Award for Judicial Excellence.

In other awards news, the State Bar of California will present the 2010 Bernard E. Witkin Medal — which recognizes “those legal giants among us who have altered the landscape of California jurisprudence” — to Beth Jay (left), principal attorney to Chief Justice Ronald George. Appellate court attorneys throughout California rejoice!

And the California Supreme Court will broadcast oral argument in the “state employee furlough” cases on Wednesday, September 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., on the California Channel