Cal. Litig. 2019, Volume 32, Number 3


By Benjamin G. Shatz

Benjamin G. Shatz, Editor-in-Chief of this journal, is a certified Specialist in Appellate Law and co-chairs the Appellate Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, in Los Angeles. BShatz@

The verdict is in: You like our new look; you really do! To be sure, there are some who will wistfully recall the (very expensive) textured paper and bespoke hand-painted illustrations that were hallmarks of this esteemed journal over the past few decades. But the days of feather quills are gone and we’ve (finally) moved on to enter the 21st Century (with only minimal kicking and screaming). And the results are sublime. A few letters to the editor appear after this foreword to "show" rather than "tell" the point.

So thanks for all the valuable feedback on our new format. In this issue we have increased the point size of the text, which was a bit too small- especially for lawyers who probably suffer from failing eyesight more than any other profession.

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