Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SoCal Appellate happenings

The Supremes are in LA this week, so that means ... rubber chicken for all.
Yesterday was the annual LACBA Appellate Courts Section Lunch, attended by the Supremes and many 2d District Justices, and keynote speaker Professor Laurie Levenson. Former 2d District Deputy Clerk Danny Potter also came down from San Jose (where he's now Clerk of the 6th DCA) to receive a plaque of appreciation.
Tonight is the Philippine American Bar Association Annual Installation and Awards Gala at LA Live Marriott and the keynote speaker is a supreme court justice... but it's not the Chief, it's Justice Cuéllar.

Image result for burt bacharachTonight is also the Friends of the LA County Law Library annual Beacon of Justice Award. This is a very very appellatey event, and past recipients include Justices Epstein, Earl Johnson, Gilbert, the Hufstedlers, CJ George, the Justices Vogels, CJ Cantil-Sakauye, Edmon, and Croskey. This years' honorees are Tom Girardi and Howard Miller, with Justice Gilbert as guest speaker and special guest performer Burt Bacharach.

Image result for supreme ambitionsOver in Pasadena, on Sunday the 9th presents A Supreme Event: Courthouse tours at 11 a.m., followed by a talk by David Lat at 12:30 (about his new novel Supreme Ambitions). Then from 2 to 3:30 a panel on Ethical and Practical Issues in the Judge-Clerk relationship moderated by Dean Chemerinsky with speakers Judges Tashima, Wardlaw and Owens. Then from 4 to 5:30 a panel on Lawyering in Fact and Fiction, moderated by Prof. Dan Lowenstein and panelists David Lat, Robert Rotstein and Jonathan Shapiro. All this is FREE, unless you want 3 hours of MCLE, in which case you pay $20 cash. RSVP here.

Cockle Law Brief Printing Company reports that George Cockle died last Friday at age 94. See more
here. (Cockle Printing, of course, is the largest SCOTUS brief printer in the U.S. Many SoCal appellate lawyers always use Cockle.)