writ petitions

Oct 13, 2022 Alana H. Rotter
Should You File A Writ Petition?

Most interlocutory rulings are not immediately appealable in California—instead, they can be reviewed as part of an appeal from the eventual final judgment.  Litigators who receive adverse non-appealable rulings often ask whether it’s worth seeking immediate review via a writ petition.  Here are some factors

Sep 12, 2022 Stefan Caris Love
GMSR’s Stefan Caris Love presenting on writ petitions at CLA’s annual meeting

At the California Lawyers Association’s upcoming annual meeting, GMSR attorney Stefan Caris Love will present an introductory program about writ petitions filed in the California Court of Appeal.  The presentation will include a roundtable discussion with two Court of Appeal justices and a 30-year-veteran writs

Sep 09, 2020 Laurie J. Hepler
Join us on September 22 and 24 for serious expert advice on California Writ Petitions!

GMSR appellate specialist Laurie Hepler will be joined by Justices Alison Tucher and Steven Perren, as well as a senior writs attorney from the Second District Court of Appeal.  This livestream two-part series is hosted by The Rutter Group.  It will teach trial lawyers and

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