ON DEMAND: MCLE: Writing for Judicial Eyes (Without Reinventing the Wheel!)

Class recorded January 14, 2021

Writing and presenting legal arguments is the essence of an attorney’s job, but it’s often hard to know where to start and what tools are available to give you a leg up. In this class, learn how to leverage judicial tentative rulings – not just the ruling on your matter, but the rulings written by your judge in other cases over time – to help give you and your client an edge in law and motion practice.     

Class covers:

  • How tentative rulings can provide insight into how a particular judge reasons and rules
  • How to use this information to jumpstart, hone, and clarify your legal arguments, and save time
  • Insights into the tentative ruling process from a former L.A. Superior Court law clerk
  • Tools available to help you find and analyze judges’ past tentative rulings

Earn 1 hour participatory California general MCLE credit: After registration, a staff member will email you the course materials, an evaluation form, and your Certificate of Attendance (usually the next business day). Register first, then watch the recording to the end and answer the questions provided in the popup to verify your attendance.

Registration fee: $20

Presented by Crawford Appleby, with Maria E. Hall:

Crawford Appleby is an attorney at the Los Angeles office of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC, and the founder of rulings.law, a free digital tool that makes tentative rulings searchable. He previously served as an L.A. Superior Court law clerk. He is a 2013 graduate of Loyola Law School.

Maria E. Hall’s practice focuses on civil rights, environmental justice, and representing tenants in actions against landlords, as well as real estate and business litigation and transactions. She has served as Vice President of the Mexican American Bar Association, and Co-President of the L.A. chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, and currently serves as Attorney Development Director for the L.A. Incubator Consortium.

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