Spotlight on the Committee on Appellate Courts

The Committee on Appellate Courts promotes excellence in appellate practice and has members from across the state.  The committee recently submitted comments to the Judicial Council on proposed revisions to the California Rules of Court, rules 8.851 (appointment of counsel in misdemeanor appeals) and 8.401(b) (access to juvenile case files on appeal).  Those comments are available here.

The Committee is also busy planning the annual all-day Appellate Summit, which will be held in San Francisco on October 9 and will feature appellate judges, attorneys, and scholars speaking on a variety of topics of importance to appellate practitioners. Mark your calendar now!

To learn more about the Committee on Appellate Courts or if you are interested in joining the committee, contact the committee Chair, Leah Spero, at

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CLA Membership is $99 and includes one section. Additional sections are $99 each.