Courts are not the only source of published legal opinions. The Opinion Unit of the California Attorney General's Office provides formal legal opinions upon request to designated state and local public officials and heads of government agencies on questions of law arising in the course of their duties. Learn from two members of the Opinion Unit about the unit's authorization to prepare opinions, the process for requesting opinions, how opinions are crafted, and how the unit's opinions have been received by the courts. The program will also cover the Opinion Unit's role in quo warranto actions, which resolve disputes over whether a specific person has the legal right to occupy a public office.
Marc J. Nolan, Lead Deputy Attorney General, California Attorney General’s Office, Opinion Unit
Catherine Bidart, Deputy Attorney General, California Attorney General’s Office, Opinion Unit
Kent J. Bullard (Moderator), Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Criminal Appellate Section
Registration: 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Program: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
California Court of Appeal
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
CLE Credit: 1.0 Hour CLE Credit (including Appellate Courts Specialization)
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