Nearly a decade after leaving the 2nd District Court of Appeal, Candace D. Cooper has established herself as a skilled JAMS neutral with a knack for labor and employment issues, lawyers say.==========
It's not just the cases she heard while on the bench that attorneys say put her at the top of the crowded ADR field. It's her pioneering experiences as a black woman who became a judge when women and racial minorities rarely did, and the situations she saw firsthand because of that.
Have you ever seen a party try to use a 28(j) letter to present new evidence to the Court of Appeals? Well, of course, that's not allowed, and this opinion here, emphasizes that, with this footnote:
As we have previously stated, “Rule 28(j) permits a party to bring new authorities to the attention of the court; it is not designed to bring new evidence through the back door.” Trans-Sterling, Inc. v. Bible, 804 F.2d 525, 528 (9th Cir. 1986) (emphasis in original).