Lunch with Judge McHugh
Good food. I mean much better food than you normally see at a bar sponsored luncheon.
Judge McHugh is funny. Maybe funnier than Judge Orme.
She works very hard.
She hasn’t had a lot of experience in Utah’s appellate courts. She admitted it. But it also showed in some of her answers to questions about appellate issues and procedures.
Judge Orme encouraged appellate practitioners to “embrace the addendum.” He complained of reading briefs at home but not having critical documents from the record in the addendum. Under rule 24(a)(11), Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure, the addendum should contain
(a)(11)(C) those parts of the record on appeal that are of central importance to the determination of the appeal, such as the challenged instructions, findings of fact and conclusions of law, memorandum decision, the transcript of the court's oral decision, or the contract or document subject to construction.
Judge McHugh mentioned a couple of times that she felt “isolated” on the bench. So if you see her, be sure to say hello and give her a hug.