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Litigation Update is a monthly publication with case summaries of recent state and federal appellate opinions. The cases are selected and the summaries drafted by Justice Eileen Moore of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three. Read more
It is an honor and a privilege to be the Chair of the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association during one of the most consequential moments in American history. There are three major challenges facing the legal community and, more broadly, our society. Read more
Since 1987, the Litigation Section’s premiere publication has been “California Litigation: The Journal of the Litigation Section,” which publishes three issues a year (Spring, Summer, and Fall) containing roughly a dozen articles of interest to California litigators. Read more
The Judicial Council is inviting comments on its latest release of proposed revisions to CACI civil jury instructions addressing negligence, assault and battery, right of privacy, economic interference, FEHA, civil rights, equitable indemnity, damages, unlawful detainer, and construction law. Read more
For almost a century and a half of our nation’s history, women were barred from exercising the fundamental right to vote. On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified guaranteeing and protecting women’s suffrage. This historic milestone presents an opportunity to reflect on the 72-year fight that led to its passage and its relevance to issues of equal rights today. Read more
Congratulations tot he Trial Lawyer and Appellate Lawyer Hall of Fame recipients. Read more
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). Read more
The Litigation Section held its 2019 “A Week in Legal London” program September 29 – October 4, 2019. Our Section Chair, George Wailes and ExCom member Ana Sambold attended—and they really enjoyed it! During the week, participants visited the major courts in London, attended trials, dined at the historical Inns of Court, and met barristers, solicitors, judges and prominent members of the British legal community including "Lady Hale," the Chief Justice of the UK’s new Supreme Court. Read more
Over 150 California attorneys attended the Annual Appellate and Litigation Summit at LA Live on September 20. Read more
As the new chair, I am pleased to carry on the good work of Tom Greene, the outgoing chair. Under Tom’s strong guidance, last year was another banner year for the Litigation Section. Highlights included the “So You Want to be a Judge” program co-sponsored with the California Women Lawyers in San Francisco, the Litigation and Appellate Summits in Los Angeles, a very informative program on international commercial arbitration presented in Los Angeles, the Week in Legal London program, and much, much more. Your Litigation Section membership brought to your inbox the Litigation Journal, the California Litigation Review, the monthly Litigation Update, and this newsletter, which you have told us are valued benefits of membership. Read more

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