Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Appellate MCLE events

Tonight is LACBA's Appellate Courts Section's Phil Goar Night of the Roundtables.

Next Monday Dean Chemerinsky presents his Supreme Court Review lunch program at the L.A. Hotel to Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.

On March 30 the Public Interest Law Foundation is holding its Gala Dinner and Silent Auction at the DoubteTree in Orange, and PJ Kathleen O'Leary will be honored with the M. Katherine Baird Darmer Commitment to Public Service Award.

Next month, on April 17, the San Diego County Bar Appellate Practice Section will again present (live and via webcast) The State of the Appellate Courts: A Joint Address, features Presiding Justice McConnell and Judge McKeown.

And here is some appellate catnip: A decision dismissing an appeal from an order approving a good faith settlement. Appellant should've taken a writ. But isn't there a split of authority on that question? Well, yes--but that doesn't apply to this case. The split exists only if there is a final, appealable judgment. As the fn. 3 explains, "Because we conclude that there is no final, appealble judgment, it is unnecessary for us to address whether an aggrieved party may challenged an order granting a section 877.6 motion on appeal from a final judgment. We express no view on the issue." The moral? If there's a writ to be had, better take it!