Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Proposed rule to encourage tentatives

The San Diego County Bar Association and its Appellate Practice Section are proposing an amendment to Rule 8.256 to expressly allow (but not require) Court of Appeal panels to issue a focus letter or tentative opinion before oral argument. The new proposed language adopts verbatim the 1st District's Local Rule 15.

SDCBA invites all interested parties to support its proposed amendment by sending in supporting letters to the Judicial Council, emailed to Legal-Services@jud.ca.gov or mailed to Judicial Council of California, Attention: Chief Counsel (Rule/Form Proposal), 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102-3688.