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Key Developments in California Appellate Practice 2019

This focused program is a review of key cases concerning California appellate practice. Appellate experts discuss the need-to-know updates critical to your practice. This excellent program serves as a bridge between litigation, trial, and appellate practice. Panelists discuss what is appealable and much more. This program includes specialization credit in appellate practice.

 

1.5 hours MCLE Credit, including Appellate Practice Specialization

 

This focused program is a review of key cases concerning California appellate practice. Appellate experts discuss the need-to-know updates critical to your practice. This excellent program serves as a bridge between litigation, trial, and appellate practice. Panelists discuss what is appealable and much more. This program includes specialization credit in appellate practice.

 Program Highlights:

  • What happened in 2019
  • New and amended statutes and rules
  • Supreme Court cases
  • Appealability cases
  • Appellate ethics
  • Other appellate doctrines
  • Federal cases
  • What to watch for in 2020
On Demand 200110-191

Recorded January 15, 2020.

 

This focused program is a review of key cases concerning California appellate practice. Appellate experts discuss the need-to-know updates critical to your practice. This excellent program serves as a bridge between litigation, trial, and appellate practice. Panelists discuss what is appealable and much more. This program includes specialization credit in appellate practice.

 Program Highlights:

  • What happened in 2019
  • New and amended statutes and rules
  • Supreme Court cases
  • Appealability cases
  • Appellate ethics
  • Other appellate doctrines
  • Federal cases
  • What to watch for in 2020

JUSTICE DOROTHY C. KIM

In 2018, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Dorothy Kim as an Associate Justice to the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Five. She was unanimously confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. In 2013, she was appointed by Governor Brown as a Judge to the Los Angeles Superior Court, where she presided as a trial judge in criminal cases.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Justice Kim served as a federal prosecutor at the United States Attorney’s Office, where she specialized in cases involving fraud, environmental crimes, and public corruption. During her 12 years with the United States Attorney’s Office, Justice Kim served in several positions including as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. In 2007, she was awarded the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, for her work on an environmental pollution matter.

Justice Kim began her legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Norman H. Stahl, at the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Justice Kim also worked in private practice at Irell & Manella LLP.

Justice Kim earned her law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where she received the Pauline Berman Heller Prize, awarded to the highest-ranked woman in the graduating class. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University.

Justice Kim was born in Korea and grew up in Los Angeles.

JUSTICE BRIAN M. HOFFSTADT

Justice Hoffstadt is a third-generation Southern Californian. He grew up in the eastern San Gabriel Valley, and attended public schools from kindergarten through law school. In 1992, he graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in business administration. Three years later, he graduated first in his class from UCLA School of Law.

Following law school, Justice Hoffstadt spent two years as a law clerk—first for Ninth Circuit Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall, and then for Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. For the next three years, he held legal policy posts at the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Policy Development, both in Washington, D.C.

Justice Hoffstadt returned to Los Angeles, and joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office as a criminal prosecutor. He spent the next six years investigating, charging, and trying criminal cases involving everything from white-collar fraud and international extortion to computer hacking and trademark infringement. He also served in the Criminal Appeals section, where he regularly briefed and argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He then entered private practice as a partner at Jones Day. For the next three and a half years, he helped run the Issues & Appeals practice group in the law firm’s Los Angeles office. In that capacity, he briefed and argued complex trial court motions in civil cases, and briefed and argued civil appeals and writs before the California and federal appellate courts.

In 2010, Justice Hoffstadt was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Los Angeles Superior Court. He presided over criminal and civil calendars, preliminary hearings, and civil and criminal bench and jury trials. He also served for a year as a pro tem Justice in Division Six of the Second District Court of Appeal.

Justice Hoffstadt was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown to Division Two in 2014. He was unanimously confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments, after receiving an “exceptionally well qualified” rating from the Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission.

Justice Hoffstadt has devoted many years to teaching. He has taught as an adjunct professor at USC School of Law, Loyola School of Law, and George Washington University Law School. He has also taught judicial education courses all over the State of California on evidence, habeas corpus, domestic violence law, arbitration, civil jury instructions and verdicts, and criminal law. He has been a faculty member of the Judicial College since 2012. He has moderated or participated in panels for law schools and bar associations; lectured and judged moot courts at high schools and middle schools; and taught a segment of a bar review course for would-be lawyers who seek careers in providing public access to justice. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Appellate Judges Education Institute, and on the Executive Committee of the Appellate Judges Conference of the American Bar Association’s Judicial Division. He will be chairing the 2017 Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit.

Justice Hoffstadt has also written extensively. He has published articles in the UCLA Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Texas Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, and Southern California Law Review. He regularly writes for the Daily Journal. He is the author of California Criminal Discovery (5th ed. 2015).

Justice Hoffstadt is married to a public middle-school English teacher. They have two children under the age of five.

BENJAMIN G. SHATZ

Benjamin G. Shatz, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles, Co-Chairs the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. He has briefed hundreds of civil appeals, writs and petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, California Supreme Court, and California Courts of Appeal, covering areas of law including entertainment, copyright, trademark, employment, land use, banking, insurance, product liability, professional liability, wrongful death, punitive damages, class actions, anti-SLAPP, and unfair competition.

Before joining Manatt, Mr. Shatz was in the appellate department of an international law firm. He also served as law clerk to The Honorable Robert J. Johnston, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Nevada, and as extern to The Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a frequent lecturer and author, having been published in California Litigation, California Lawyer, Los Angeles Lawyer, Inside Counsel, The Daily Journal, The Recorder, For the Defense, California Defender, CEB Civil Litigator Reporter, and many other legal publications.

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Civil Litigation & Torts
By Month January
By Year 2019
SUBTOPICS Appellate and Post-Trial Practice
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Civil Litigation & Torts
By Month January
By Year 2019
SUBTOPICS Appellate and Post-Trial Practice