Ten years ago, a new phenomenon hit Southern California: The Super Lawyers list, which listed "super" lawyers by practice area. The 2004 edition listed 48 appellate practitioners. Now, a decade later, the list includes 140!
Also of note: Back to law school for 9th Cir. Judge Fletcher ... as dean? See Circuit's Fletcher on Short List for Berkeley Law Dean.
Finally, in today's DJ is Anti-SLAPP Splits Expanded in 2013, by K&E's Michael Shipley, who also blogs here.