Friday, February 22, 2019

CEB: Key Developments in CA Appellate Practice 2018

Looking for Appellate Specialization MCLE?
  • CEB has posted its on-demand 1.5-hour webinar program Key Developments in California Appellate Practice 2018 (recorded 1/10/19 in San Diego), starring 4/1's Justice Dato, CALG's Susan Horst, and Manatt's Ben Shatz.
  • LACBA's Appellate Courts Section presents The Argument Clinic on 2/28, featuring Justices Gilbert, Grimes and Segal.
  • LACBA's ACS presents its annual Phil Goar Night of the Roundtables on 3/19, covering appellate motions, records, research attorney pet-peeves, and writs.
The NLJ has an interesting obit: First Female Federal Appeals Law Clerk, Later Snubbed at SCOTUS, Dies at 94 -- "In 1945, the prospects for a female law graduate were pretty dismal," Ebb wrote last year at the ABA Journal. The Columbia Law School graduate leaves a legacy as a pioneering lawyer.

Also of note, the On Appeals column in The Recorder presents No Error or Abuse of Discretion Required: Opportunities and Risks on Appeal in the State Bar Court.

The CLA Litigation Section's Committee on Appellate Courts (the successor to the former State Bar standing committee) has a website up and running now, here.

Looking for interesting pure-appellate case law? You know, waiver, forfeiture, bad briefing, untimely appeals, and all that goodness? Here are some recent nuggets: here, here, here, here, here.

The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California is accepting applications for full-time attorney positions in its appellate unit, stationed in Los Angeles, California.  The appellate unit is committed to the pursuit of justice by aggressively advocating in federal court for the constitutional rights and inherent dignity of individuals who are convicted of crimes and cannot afford their own lawyer.