Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Interesting cases / Judge DW Nelson

The MetNews has C.A. Justice Raphael Says Colleagues Are Wasting Time -- There’s No Need to Review Entire Record in Acting on Appeals From Denials of Post judgment Motions, He Writes. (People v. Jennings, E079203) And see also Controversial Orange County Judge Faulted For Denying Relief From Default

Today's DJ has MC Sungaila's The Best Beloved Thing is Justice--The Life of Dorothy Wright Nelson.

Judge Nelson’s wide-ranging influence, and her trailblazing legal work – as the sole woman Dean at an ABA-accredited law school in the 1960s and 1970s, as one of the early women to serve on corporate boards, as one of the pioneers of mediation and ADR and law school clinics, as one of the leaders of the movement towards merit selection of judges (which led to many more women and minorities being appointed to the bench), and as one of the wave of early female appointees to the federal bench during the Carter administration – is chronicled in a new book by her former law clerk and law school Dean herself, Lisa Kloppenberg.

Also: Congrats to 3d District Justice Duarte on her election to the American Law Institute.