Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mr. Lawrence W. Striley named 25th Reporter of Decisions

Today's the first day on the job for a new name you should know: "Following a national search, the Supreme Court of California today announced the appointment of Mr. Lawrence W. Striley as the 25th Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal. Mr. Striley has over 18 years of experience in the legal profession, including 12 years in legal publishing, and will begin his new role with the court on October 1, 2014." Details here.

I Am Disappointment

"The Reporter of Decisions is responsible for supervising the preparation of more than 12,000 California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal opinions each year, including opinions published in both the Official California Reports and the Official California Appellate Reports as well as unpublished opinions posted on the judicial branch’s California Courts Web site. Appointed by the court, the Reporter ensures the editorial integrity of all opinions from filing through publication and posting, and reviews the accuracy of the editorial information included in both the advance sheets and bound volumes for published opinions."

Also, 4/1 is about to destroy old records of proceedings from 1995 to 2004. Click here or forever hold your peace.

And, The Recorder offers: How to Decide Which Verdict Form to Use, by Ben Feuer.

Over on the Federal side, today is the start of new terms for Judicial Conference Committees. Ninth Circuit Judge Sandra Ikuta is now chair of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, and Judge O'Scannlain continues as chair of the Committee on International Judicial Relations. More here.