• 09.08.19

    Shatz Writes for Los Angeles Lawyer on LA County Bar Association’s State Appellate Judicial ...

    Manatt appellate partner Benjamin Shatz wrote an article for Los Angeles Lawyer on his former role as the chair of the LA County Bar Association’s State Appellate Judicial Evaluation Committee, which evaluates candidates submitted by the governor for possible nomination to the appellate ...

  • 09.03.19

    Columns: Isn’t That Special?

    Manatt’s Benjamin Shatz, a partner in the firm’s appellate practice, wrote for the Daily Journal on the California Board of Legal Specialization and potential upcoming changes to the board.  

  • 08.06.19

    Columns: Stray Dancing

    Manatt’s Benjamin Shatz, a partner in the firm’s appellate practice, wrote a column for Daily Journal on the rule against raising new arguments on an appeal in an appellate court.

  • 05.07.19

    Abbreviated Justice

    Benjamin Shatz, a partner in the firm’s appellate group, wrote a column for Daily Journal on how California courts decide appeals with written decisions and memorandum opinions.  

  • 03.06.19

    Invisible Justice

    “The ordinary appellate path is well-worn: First comes paper pushing (i.e., filing the notice of appeal, record designations, and otherwise ‘perfecting’ the appeal), followed by paper production (i.e., brief writing), then oral argument, and finally the big payoff, the written ...

  • 02.12.19

    Holy, Holey Rules!

    “The primal myth runs thusly: In the beginning, chaos blanketed the universe of California appeals." 

  • 01.02.19

    Walking Dead Appeals

    Happy New Year! As our annual circle restarts, your billable hours or collections figures have reset to zero, and we begin anew.

  • 12.04.18

    Free Money!

    Preface. It’s the time of year when we would all enjoy just a little bit of extra moolah to spread end-of-the-year holiday cheer.

  • 11.06.18

    How Golden Is Silence?

    A concept learned early in law school is that silence is not acquiescence.

  • 10.03.18

    Slumming It With Facts on Appeal, Part 2—Going to the 909

    As we have seen, sometimes appellate courts do get their hands dirty with facts and will entertain a new fact for the first time on appeal.