Cal. Litig. 2019, Volume 32, Number 2

Not Tentative About Tentatives: Three Perspectives on Tentative Appellate Opinions

Part 1: The Fourth District, Division Two’s Pioneering Tentative Opinions Program

By Justice Carol D. Codrington & Yoginee Braslaw

Justice Carol D. Codrington was nominated in 2010, unanimously confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments and confirmed by the electorate. She is the first African American to serve in the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Prior thereto, Justice Codrington was appointed to the Riverside Superior Court in 2007. As a trial judge, she presided over various civil and criminal assignments.

Yoginee Braslaw is a Senior Research Attorney for the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, located in downtown Riverside. She has been a research attorney for Division Two since January 4, 1999, and has worked on over 1,600 cases during her time at the court.

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