California Lawyers Association

Litigation Appellate Courts Committee

Updates from the Litigation Appellate Courts Committee

The Committee on Appellate Courts of the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association respectfully submits the following comments on proposed Local Rule 4. The Committee consists of staff attorneys at appellate courts, including the Supreme Court, and appellate practitioners drawn from a wide range of practice areas from across the state, including the Sixth District. As elaborated below, the Committee believes the proposed rule may have unintended and even adverse consequences that call for careful consideration before it is adopted. Read more
The Committee on Appellate Courts of the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association submits the following response to a proposal to amend Rule of Court, rule 8.304. The Committee broadly supports this proposed amendment, but suggests that one point of ambiguity be addressed before adoption. Read more
The Committee on Appellate Courts of the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association (“CAC”) submits the following comments on proposed Amended California Rule of Court, rules 8.70 and 8.75. Read more
Download a PDF version of this comment letter. TO: Judicial Council of CaliforniaAppellate Advisory Committeeinvitations@jud.ca.gov FROM: Committee on Appellate Courts, Litigation Section DATE: February 11, 2020 RE: Invitations to Comment on Proposed Rules W20-01 and W20-02 The Committee on Appellate Courts of the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association submits the following responses to the proposed rule changes. The invitations to comment contain requests for feedback on specific questions, and the Committee has addressed these specific points only to… Read more
NameTermLeah Spero2019-20Katy Graham2018-19Karli Eisenberg2017-18Mitchell, Paula2016-17Killion, Paul J.2015-16Derrick, John G.2014-15Klatchko, Kira L.2013-14Cardozo, Raymond*2012-13Johnson, Paul R.2011-12Shatz, Benjamin G.2010-11Pierce, Thomas C.2009-10Chuang, Deborah J.2008-09Hoffman, Blair Wilbur2007-08Williams, Helen E.2006-07Eisen, Jay-Allen2005-06Leis, Colin P.2004-05Taylor, Jr., John A.2003-04Smith, Gregory Radin2002-03Abbott, Michael Edward & Kathryn E. Karcher2001-02Hearst, Joseph A.2000-01Dunn, Pamela Elizabeth1999-2000Streble, Susan A.1997-98Chang, Andrew Nathan1996-97Popik, Susan Marie1995-96Zamora, Joseph Richard1994-95Goar, Philip Loudon1993-94Kay, David Allen1992-93Christiansen, Frances K.1991-92Fogel, Paul David1990-91Kresser, Michael A.1989-90Romero, Lynda A.1988-89Jacobs, Richard C.1987-88Bley, Kenneth B.1986-87Portman, Sheldon1985-86Hunter, M. Reed1984-85Steiner, Jonathan B.1983-84Derevan, Richard A.1982-83Berger, Michael M.1981-82Marer, Gerald D.1980-81Wilner, Wendy C.1979-80Spence, Arthur… Read more
The Committee on Appellate Courts congratulates former members (pictured left) Hon. Audra Ibarra, Santa Clara County Superior Court and (pictured right) Hon. Syda Kosofsky Cogliati, Santa Cruz County Superior Court. Read more
This brown bag luncheon is presented by BASF's Appellate Section and California Lawyers Association, Litigation Section’s Committee on Appellate Courts Thursday, April 4, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm BASF Conference Center 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 Register Here Join us for a look at some of the legal cases currently pending between our state and the federal government. Earn legal specialization credit in Appellate Law CLA Litigation Section Members - email cle@sfbar.org to receive your discount! Join… Read more
Photos from the 2017 and 2018 Appellate Summits, hosted by the CLA Litigation Section... Read more
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