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The Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney has a Deputy City Attorney opening in the Civil Liability Appeals Division. The primary qualifications for this position are excellent legal research and writing skills and a serious interest in full-time appellate work. Attorneys interested in applying should submit their cover letter, resume, and writing samples in ONE (1)

More and more often decisions are including sections titled something like “Appellants’ Briefing Deficiencies,” as the 5th does in this unpub today. What upset the court?An opening brief on appeal must provide “a summary of the significant facts limited to matters in the record.”  (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.204(a)(2)(C).)  The summary in appellants’ opening