Last night, I attended The Rutter Group's seminar on the UCL, class actions, and the CLRA, featuring my former partner Will Stern of Morrison & Foerster, Bonny Sweeney of Lerach, Coughlin and Commissioner Bruce Mitchell of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The program was, in a word, excellent. It repeats tonight in Los Angeles, and I highly recommend that my Southern California compatriots attend if you can. A tidbit: Commissioner Mitchell has authored a new practice guide on California class actions. It won't be published until later this year, but he's included one of the chapters in the program materials.