Tuesday, September 24, 2013

DJ Profiles 4/3's PJ "K.O."

Today's DJ profiles 4/3's PJ Kathleen O'Leary, affectionately known as K.O. The article characterizes her as "one of the most beloved bench officers" in the county; "You can't go to a charity even without seeing her there." She is quoted as saying, "How conservative can we be? We're the second-most overturned division in the state."
Practitioner comments focused on her "humanity" and "practicality." One improvement to 4/3 appellate practice (re-)implemented after she became PJ is releasing the identity of panel members before oral argument.
Kathleen E. O'Leary, Associate Justice
Being a PJ is like herding cats... in heat.