This blog post mentioned that Alameda County Superior Court Judge Steven A. Brick has a handout on preliminary approval motions, including compliance with the Court of Appeal's recent decision in Kullar v. Foot Locker Retail, Inc., 168 Cal.App.4th 116 (2008).
Many thanks to Mr. Obbard for forwarding Judge Brick's "Guidelines on Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlements" (Feb. 18, 2009). Mr. Obbard indicates that the guidelines are "based on similar checklists used by Judge Carl West and other Judges in the complex departments in Los Angeles."
If anyone has copies of other judges' preliminary approval checklists, please forward them (email@example.com) and I will post them here.