Be sure to check out the latest issue of Appellate Issues (Feb. 2013), the newsletter from the ABA's Council of Appellate Lawyers, reviewing programs from the 2012 AJEI Summit: http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/appellate_issues/2013win_ai.authcheckdam.pdf
Also, don't miss the California Supreme Court Historical Society Newsletter (Fall/Winter 2012:
As well as: California Legal History (vol. 7, 2012) has a nice "oral history" (aka interview) with 2/5's Justice Mosk:
Regular (non-appellate) nerds will enjoy Ready Player One.