Friday, May 13, 2016

More on Statements of Decision

Today's DJ offers Associate Justice James A. McIntrye will retire June 30 and the MetNews has Justice McIntyre to Retire From Fourth District C.A. (But you already knew that from this blog's previous posts!)

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Also in the DJ, Claudia Ribet presents The Cost of Failing to Preserve the Record in Family Court, which really applies to all cases, especially nonjury cases. Claudia's primary tip for preserving the record is to "request a statement of decision orally for a hearing less than one calendar day or less than eight hours over more than one day, or in writing for all others." She goes on to discuss recent cases, including A.G. v. C.S. (2016), In re Marriage of Shimkus (2016) 244 Cal.App.4th 1262,  and In re Marriage of McHugh (2014) 231 Cal.App.4th 1238.

Also of note: Converting Benchslaps to Backslaps
by Heidi K Brown (This paper can be downloaded without charge from the Social Science Research Network Electronic Paper Collection:

And also see: Kagan: Law Professors Shouldn't All Cater to Judges