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Photos from the Committee on Appellate Courts

Below are photos from the 2017 and 2018 Appellate Summits, hosted by the CLA Litigation Section:

In a dramatic moment at the CAC’s October 5, 2018 Appellate Summit in San Francisco, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky (Berkley Law) previewed the U.S. Supreme Court as Senators Collins and Manchin announced their support for Justice Kavanaugh’s nomination, thus securing his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court the following day.

 Katy Graham (CAC Chair 2018-2019), and Karli Eisenberg (CAC Chair 2017-2018) thank Dean Chemerinsky after his remarks.
Katy Graham (CAC Chair 2018-2019), and Karli Eisenberg (CAC Chair 2017-2018) thank Dean Chemerinsky after his remarks. 

California’s Reporter of Decisions schooled us in style.

Appellate Summit 2017 - When Things Go Wrong: Challenges and Strategies for Appeals from Jury TrialsSummit Presenter Benjamin Shatz (Certified Appellate Specialist, Past Chair CAC) with Lawrence Striley (California Reporter of Decisions) and co-presenter Katy Graham (CAC Chair 2018-2019)
Appellate Summit 2017 – When Things Go Wrong: Challenges and Strategies for Appeals from Jury TrialsSummit Presenter Benjamin Shatz (Certified Appellate Specialist, Past Chair CAC) with Lawrence Striley (California Reporter of Decisions) and co-presenter Katy Graham (CAC Chair 2018-2019)

In a stirring speech, Associate Justice Ming W. Chin presented to Ellis J. Horvitz the CAC’s inaugural Appellate Layer Hall of Fame award while the Litigation Section awarded Robert A. Van Nest its Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame award in a packed joint reception following the CAC’s 2018 Appellate Summit in San Francisco.

Celebrating were Thomas Greene (Chair, Litigation Section); Katy Graham (Chair, CAC 2018-2019); Hon. Ming W. Chin (Associate Justice, California Supreme Court); Ellis Horvitz (Recipient ALHOF); Robert A. Van Nest (Recipient TLHOF); and Karli Eisenberg (Chair, CAC 2017-2018).
Celebrating were Thomas Greene (Chair, Litigation Section); Katy Graham (Chair, CAC 2018-2019); Hon. Ming W. Chin (Associate Justice, California Supreme Court); Ellis Horvitz (Recipient ALHOF); Robert A. Van Nest (Recipient TLHOF); and Karli Eisenberg (Chair, CAC 2017-2018).

California Solicitor General Edward C. DuMont discussed California’s Role in National Appellate Litigation

Summit Presenters Katy Graham (CAC Chair 2018-2019); Professor Rory Little (U.C. Hastings College of the Law); Solicitor General DuMont; Michael Mongon (California Dept. of Justice, Solicitor General’s Office, CAC Member); Karli Eisenberger (CAC Chair 2017-2018)

Summit Presenters Katy Graham (CAC Chair 2018-2019); Professor Rory Little (U.C. Hastings College of the Law); Solicitor General DuMont; Michael Mongon (California Dept. of Justice, Solicitor General’s Office, CAC Member); Karli Eisenberger (CAC Chair 2017-2018)

Appellate Summit 2017 – Ethics for Attorneys Handling Appeals

Hon. Audra Ibarra (2017: Certified Appellate Specialist; 2018: Appointed Judge Santa Clara County Superior Court; Former Member CAC) and Hon. Adrienne Grover (Associate Justice, Sixth Appellate District), pictured, presented with Hon. James M. Humes (Presiding Justice, First Appellate District), and Heather Rosing (President, CLA, Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist)
Hon. Audra Ibarra (2017: Certified Appellate Specialist; 2018: Appointed Judge Santa Clara County Superior Court; Former Member CAC) and Hon. Adrienne Grover (Associate Justice, Sixth Appellate District), pictured, presented with Hon. James M. Humes (Presiding Justice, First Appellate District), and Heather Rosing (President, CLA, Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist)

Appellate Summit 2017 – Where’s My Check? Obtaining and Opposing Bonds and Stays on Appeal

Hon. Helen Williams (Santa Clara County Superior Court); Leah Spero (Vice-Chair, CAC); and Herb Fox (CAC Member, Certified Appellate Specialist) presented.
Hon. Helen Williams (Santa Clara County Superior Court); Leah Spero (Vice-Chair, CAC); and Herb Fox (CAC Member, Certified Appellate Specialist) presented.

Appellate Summit 2017 – When Things Go Wrong: Challenges and Strategies for Appeals from Jury Trials

Hon. Kathleen M. Banke (Associate Justice, First Appellate District); Paul Killion (Certified Appellate Specialist, CAC Past Chair); and Hon. Syda K. Cogliati (2017: Senior Appellate Research Attorney, Sixth Appellate District; 2018: Elected Judge of Santa Cruz County Superior Court, former member CAC)
Hon. Kathleen M. Banke (Associate Justice, First Appellate District); Paul Killion (Certified Appellate Specialist, CAC Past Chair); and Hon. Syda K. Cogliati (2017: Senior Appellate Research Attorney, Sixth Appellate District; 2018: Elected Judge of Santa Cruz County Superior Court, former member CAC)

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