OCBA's Appellate Law Section hosts a lunch program with Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Monday, June 2 @ noon to 1:30 at the Pacific Club. Sign up now, here.
OR sign up here for lunch with the Chief and her cohorts the following day in Beverly Hills on June 3.
LACBA's Appellate Courts Section has a business meeting today, 4:30 to 6:00 in the 2d District's Employee Lounge. No mcle, but no charge either! The meeting will
include (1) a report from the Chair on the Section's MCLE programs during the
past few months and plans for future programs; (2) a report on the
progress of the planned oral history project; (3) a report from the Rules and
Laws Subcommittee; (4) a treasurer's report; (5) a report from the Liaison
Subcommittee; and (6) an open-ended discussion of member ideas and
requests for future programs. Come, participate, and raise your issues.
Meanwhile, down in San Diego, the SDCBA Appellate Court Committee offers a lunch program on May 20: Cliff Gardner on Persuasion in the Toughest Appeals -- "A leading death-penalty appellate practitioner explains how to handle the most challenging of cases. You will gain greater knowledge of appellate procedure, attorney-client relationships, and effective brief writing."
And if you want to get an inside view of 4/1, Save the Date for the SDCBA ACC's "Tour of the Court of Appeal," set for June 26.
For a recent article about 4/2's settlement program, see the March issue of Riverside Lawyer (the ADR issue) here (pp. 15-16, Some Reflections Concerning Our Fourth District, Division Two, Court of Appeal's Settlement Conference Program, by William DeWolfe).
You've heard of the "disappearing trial" [5/8/14 update see The Death of the Civil Jury Trial in today's DJ] but have you heard of the disappearing dissent? Sounds like a case for Sherlock Holmes: See today's Recorder story, Federal Circuit Yanks Rader's DataTern Dissent.