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Central District of California Covid Updates Jury trials are suspended and all courthouses are closed to the public except for hearings on certain criminal duty matters. Other hearings in criminal matters may proceed in court when the defendant does not consent to appear by video or telephone. Appearances in civil cases will proceed by telephone or videoconference.  Individual judges, at their discretion, may offer bench trials in civil cases by video conference in lieu of postponement. Court News On December… Read more
Mr. Ortega, a long-time deputy federal public defender who was appointed Federal Public Defender by the Ninth Circuit in October, 2020, addresses the serious impact of COVID-19 on federal criminal defendants, and his vision and goals for the Federal Public Defender’s Office. Read more
In this interview, Mr. Hanna, who recently returned to private practice at Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher in Los Angeles, discusses his (now former) Office’s accomplishments during his tenure, as well as challenges facing the Central District. Read more
Judge Barch-Kuchta is the newest Magistrate Judge to join the Eastern District in November 2020. Read more
The Judicial Council has released an Invitation to Comment on proposed revisions to CACI civil jury instructions. Read more
The ADR Committee focuses on domestic and international ADR. Read more
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

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