Charles Cannizzaro of Robins Kaplan has an interesting article in Law360 titled To Certify, Or Not To Certify, That Is The Question, concluding:
While interjurisdictional certification may seem like a great solution for murky and debatable issues of state law, it often requires a heightened attention to detail and a sophisticated understanding of appellate rules. Once appellate lawyers initiate this process, they also risk losing control over the issues presented and the ability to moot an issue on appeal.
Also, 4/2 has announced its intent to destroy civil and juvenile records under Rule 10.1028(d). Specifically, the court will trash all original proceedings filed from 1995 to 2004. For more info, or to object, click here.
The FBA-LA's reception Honoring the Federal Judiciary is coming up Thursday, May 13 from 5 to 7:30 at LA City Hall. Click here for info and here to register.