Monday, April 18, 2022

Free civility webinar & rule proposals

LACBA is presenting a free webinar on May 2 at noon to 1:30 (1.5 hours of elimination of bias credit) titled Why Civility in the Practice of Law Matters More to Women. Apart from the obvious, why should you (SoCal appellate lawyer) care? Well, two of the panelists are Justices Edmon and Currey. Register here.

You can also see PJ Edmon speak at LACBA's 2022 Bench Meets The Bar Luncheon, May 17, at the Omni, DTLA.

Also of note: the Judicial Council has proposed rule changes, some of which involved appellate issues. See SPR22-01, -02, -03, and -14. Comments must be submitted by Friday, May 13, 2022 at, 5:00 PM

Case notes: In this 2/6 unpub here, the court notes "Appellant’s contentions are too numerous to list in this introductory paragraph. He filed a 93-page opening brief and a 92-page reply brief." And it's downhill from there! (Can you spot the reference to the CT that didn't get removed from the draft?)

On the federal side, see this published opinion (argued by Tom G. against Ted B.). has this interesting piece: What Drives Splits Between Trump-Appointed Judges and Their Republican Colleagues? In one dissent earlier this year, Reagan-appointed Judge Jerry Smith accused his colleagues, including a Trump appointee, of “inventing and distorting facts.”

Finally, don't miss CLA Litigation Section's April 2022 Litigation Update.