What’s New with Writs: A Lot! (1.0 General Participatory Credit, Specialization in Writ Practice Applies)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


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Presented by the Appellate Practice Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association

This program is worth 1.0 GEN and 1.0 Specialization Credit in Writ Practice Applies

Honorable Joan Irion, Justice, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One
Kurt Fritz, Supervising Writ Attorney, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One
Jeffry A Miller, Lewis Brisbois, Certified Appellate Specialist, Civil
Pat Ford, Pat Ford Appeals, Criminal

Please join us for this practical overview of changes to the writs process over the last few years.

Additionally, topics will cover best practices in:
- Preparing and filing both criminal and civil writs
- How the filing requirements differ from one Court of Appeal to the next
- The process for evaluating writs

Hon. Joan K. Irion
Justice - California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One
Justice Joan K. Irion was appointed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One, in September 2003. She was found to be exceptionally well-qualified for the position of Associate Justice by the California State Bar Judicial Nominees...More
Kurt Fritz
Supervising Writ Attorney - California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One
Kurt Fritz has been the court's Supervising Writ Attorney since July 2014. Before he took that position, he worked for Justice Irion in her chambers for approximately three-and-a-half years (Nov. 2010-June 2014). Before Mr. Fritz came to work at...More
Jeffry A. Miller
Certified Appellate Specialist, Civil - Lewis Brisbois
Jeffry Miller is the administrative partner in the San Diego office of Lewis Brisbois and chair of the Appellate Practice specializing in civil appeals and writs. Mr. Miller has argued in all six divisions of the California Courts of Appeal. He is...More
Patrick Morgan Ford
Attorney - Pat Ford Appeals, Criminal
Patrick Morgan Ford is a criminal defense attorney in San Diego who represents convicted defendants on appeal in the state and federal courts. He is a member of the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association, California Appellate Defense Counsel, and...More

Originally Published

February 21, 2017

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • What’s New with Writs: A Lot! - Video
  • What’s New with Writs: A Lot! - Paper

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