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California Court Decisions

A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court's jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.

    These links to California appellate courts' opinions point to the California Judicial Council's web site, where opinions from the preceding 120 days are available.

    Appellate cases can be retrieved by either text-search or citation from a LexisNexis database spanning the entire collection of official California reports, starting in 1850. (However, even though LexisNexis is the official publisher of California reports, this database does not show pagination for the official reports.) To retrieve a case using an official citation (e.g., “14 Cal. 4th 627” or “51 Cal. App. 4th 1410”), select the “By Citation” option in the left-side menu on the “Search” page. To retrieve a case by any citation, including an unofficial citation (e.g., “34 Cal. Rptr. 3d 490” or “2005 Cal. App. LEXIS 1527”), select the “Advanced” option in the left-side menu, then in the “Search for Opinions by Terms & Connectors” field put the citation inside parentheses preceded by the word “CITES” — for example: CITES(34 Cal. Rptr. 3d 490) — without quotation marks.

    Additional Resources
    Published California Cases: 1934–Present ... [FindLaw (West Group)] — This database does show pagination but is limited to published California cases from 1934 to present. Registration is required but is free. (Unpublished cases from the courts of appeal are not available in this database, but they can be found in the LexisNexis database linked above.)
    ¶ Recent California Case-Law Developments ... [Witkin Legal Institute (Cal.)] — Brief analyses of selected recent California decisions. Several more-recent developments are linked on one page, and there is a short archive of some developments previously posted; all are organized by topic.


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California Constitution and Legislation

See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
  1. Constitution (Cal. Const.)
  2. Amendments: 
    For the March 2002 election, the links here point to the complete voter guide because no information about each proposition separately is provided on the secretary of state's web site.

  3. Bills
    See also the California Legislative Counsel web site.

    SessionHouseBill No.
           

  4. Statutes of California (Cal. Stat.)

    These are session laws, called “chaptered bills” in California. Use the drop-down box above to browse links to chaptered bills, which are presented in an unsorted list. Use a form below to retrieve a specific statute by chapter number or to search all statutes in a specific volume.
  5.   VolumeChapter
        
      Volume Keyword(s) • Search Help
       for:   

    Additional Resources
    Law Revision Commission — Official Comments on Legislation ... These documents set out the text of official comments to LRC-sponsored bills enacted in recent legislative sessions. The source for each comment is given in a table of sections affected by the legislation is question. Documents are available also in rich-text format (for Windows-based word processors). For recent years, certain documents might not yet be available on the LRC web site.
  6. 2012 Legislation • Sections Affected ... Also in word-processor format. See 2012 Cal. Stat. chs. 180, 181, 235, 470, and 759.
  7. 2011 Legislation • Sections Affected ... Also in word-processor format. See 2011 Cal. Stat. chs. 44, 46, 285, and 308.
  8. 2010 Legislation • Sections Affected ... Also in word-processor format. See 2010 Cal. Stat. chs. 178, 212, 620, 697 and 711.
  9. 2009 Legislation • Sections Affected ... Also in word-processor format. See 2009 Cal. Stat. chs. 8, 88, and 348.
  10. 2008 LegislationSections Affected ... Also in word-processor format. See 2008 Cal. Stat. chs. 56, 174, and 231.
  11. 2007 LegislationSections Affected ... Also in word-processor format. See 2007 Cal. Stat. chs. 43, 113, and 263.
  12. 2006 LegislationSections Affected ... Also in word-processor format. See 2006 Cal. Stat. chs. 86 and 713.
  13. 2005 LegislationSections Affected ... Also in word-processor format. See 2005 Cal. Stat. chs. 37, 116, and 294. See also separate reports on ch. 116 and ch. 294.
  14. 2004 LegislationSections Affected ... Also in word-processor format. See 2004 Cal. Stat. chs. 49, 178, 182, 193, 346, and 754.
  15. 2003 Legislation: Part 1 and Part 2 • Sections Affected: Part 1 and Part 2 ... Also in word-processor format. See 2003 Cal. Stat. chs. [Part 1:] 22, 32, 149, [Part 2:] 379, 557.
  16. 2002 Legislation: Part A and Part B • Sections Affected: Part A and Part B ... Also in word-processor format. See 2002 Cal. Stat. chs. [Part A:] 68, 71, 72, 94, 138, [Part B:] 293, 389, 784.
  17. 2001 LegislationSections Affected ... Also in word-processor format. See 2001 Cal. Stat. chs. 44, 52, 59, 115, 141, 230, 417, 428, 812.
  18. 2000 LegislationSections Affected ... Also in word-processor format. See 2000 Cal. Stat. chs. 17, 167, 688, 808, 890, 948, 1060.
  19. 1999 Legislation: Part A and Part B • Sections Affected: Part A and Part B ... Also in word-processor format. See 1999 Cal. Stat. chs. [Part A:] 145, 344, and [Part B:] 658.
  20. 1998 LegislationSections Affected ... Also in word-processor format.
  21. 1997 LegislationSections Affected ... Also in word-processor format.
  22. 1996 Legislation
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  24. Codified Laws
    The official web site for California codified law exists in both a “new” version (linked above) and also, for a while, the version linked in the drop-down box below (now the “old” version). If a link below fails to work, try using the link above. The new version has drawbacks (for example, permanent links to code sections, articles, and so forth, cannot be created), but assurances are given that these will be dealt with in the near future.

    (Cite as “Cal. [Subj.] Code” using subject-matter abbreviations in parentheses above.) See also uniform laws and interstate compacts.
  25. Initiative Statutes Adopted

    For the March 2002 election, the links here point to the complete voter guide because no information about each proposition separately is provided on the secretary of state's web site. See also Additional Resources below.
  26. Additional Resources
    Vehicle Code ... [Dep't of Motor Vehicles] — The department's self-published version of the Vehicle Code and related provisions of other codes and the constitution.
    Ballot Propositions ... [Secretary of State] — Information and links concerning current initiative activity.
    ¶ Failed Propositions: 
    After an election, links to propositions that passed are added to the list for “Initiative Statutes Adopted” above; or propositions for constitutional amendments are linked under the heading for the constitution, above. (Note that numbering started again with "1" in the 1998 general election. The primary election was moved from June to March, beginning in 2000.) For the March 2002 election, the links here point to the complete voter guide because no information about each proposition separately is provided on the secretary of state's web site.
    ¶ “The California Civil Code... [Univ. of San Diego, Legal Research Center] — A commentary on the history and development of the Civil Code, by Arvo Van Alstyne, Professor of Law at UCLA (originally published by West Publishing Company, probably in 1954, in its edition of the code).
    ¶ “History of the California Code of Civil Procedure... [Univ. of San Diego, Legal Research Center] — A commentary on the history and development of the Code of Civil Procedure, by Justin Miller, a member of the State Bar of California (originally published by West Publishing Company, probably in 1955, in its edition of the code).
    ¶ “The Education Code... [Univ. of San Diego, Legal Research Center] — A commentary on the history and development of the Education Code, by Joseph L. Knowles, Deputy Legislative Counsel (originally published by West Publishing Company, probably in 1955, in its edition of the code).
    ¶ “Introduction to the California Probate Code... [Univ. of San Diego, Legal Research Center] — A commentary on the history and development of the Probate Code, by Lowell Turrentine, Professor of Law at Stanford (originally published by West Publishing Company, probably in 1956, in its edition of the code).
    ¶ “California Motor Vehicle Legislation... [Univ. of San Diego, Legal Research Center] — A history of California motor vehicle laws embracing the period 1900-1959, by J. Allen Davis and Harry V. Cheshire, Jr. (originally published by West Publishing Company, probably in 1960, in its edition of the Vehicle Code).
    ¶ “California Water Law in Perspective... [Univ. of San Diego, Legal Research Center] — A historical commentary by J.D. Straus and George H. Murphy (originally published by West Publishing Company, probably in 1956, in its edition of the Water Code).


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California Rules of Procedure and Practice

  1. California Rules of Court (Cal. R. Ct.)

    Note—California rules of court were reorganized effective 1/1/2007. (Title 6 is reserved.) See a table of disposition of the old rules and a table of derivation of the new rules.
  2. Court of Appeal Rules

    These are local rules of the courts of appeal. These are not uniform trial-court rules.
  3. Superior Court Rules (Sup. Ct. R.)

    In all counties the superior and municipal courts have been administratively consolidated into a single superior court.
  4. U.S. Court Rules
  5. Rules of Practice ♦ Judicial Rules ♦ Professional Ethics Decisions
  6. Additional Resources
    Amendments of California Rules of Court
    Supreme Court of California: Practices and Procedures ... This booklet provides an overview of the court's work, procedures, membership, and history (including internal operating procedures).
    California Discovery & Privilege Law ... [Richard E. Best (Cal.)] — Maintained by a court commissioner, this site provides information on California discovery law and practice, particularly law and motion issues in the San Francisco Superior Court, including tentative decisions, local rules, informal policies and suggestions to counsel, legal outlines, and links to other legal sites.
    ¶ Legal Citation Rules
    California Style Manual: A Handbook of Legal Style for California Courts and Lawyers (4th ed. 2000). Edward W. Jessen ... [Sixth District Appellate Program] — This is a revision of the third edition (1986) by the Reporter of Decisions.


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California Administrative Law Sources

See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.

  1. Regulations
  2. Opinions ♦ Decisions ♦ Orders ♦ Rulings
  3. Attorney General Opinions (Ops. Cal. Att'y Gen.)


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California Local Law Sources

These are charters (that is, organic laws — like constitutions — however denominated) and ordinances of counties and municipalities (cities, towns, etc.), which either are available on the county's or municipality's web site or can be freely accessed on the web site of a commercial publisher or other provider. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources.

  1. Charters
     
    Note: A charter could be included in a collection of ordinances (see below) instead of being separately accessible. Also, counties and municipalities do not necessarily have charters; in fact, most (about 75 percent) do not. Those without charters are known as general-law counties and general-law cities. See a list of charter counties and a list of charter cities (not necessarily up-to-date).
  2. County Ordinances
     

  3. Note: Two sources for a county — one for “Code” and one for “Ordinances” — are shown in this list when uncodified ordinances are available at the second source. To access the web site of the on-line provider of a county's ordinances, click on the button indexed to the name of the county (e.g., "<1>"). NOTE: On some web sites, selecting the state (and enabling JavaScript) will be necessary for access to the ordinances link.

  4. Municipal Ordinances
     

  5. Note: Two sources for a municipality — one for “Code” and one for “Ordinances” — are shown in this list when uncodified ordinances are available at the second source. To access the web site of the on-line provider of a municipality's ordinances, click on the button indexed to the name of the municipality (e.g., "<1>"). NOTE: On some web sites, selecting the state (and enabling JavaScript) will be necessary for access to the ordinances link.


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California Law-Related Periodicals

Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all California law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.

  1. Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law (Berkeley J. Crim. L.) ... [Univ. of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall Sch. of Law] — Formerly titled California Criminal Law Review (until 2000).
  2. Berkeley Technology Law Journal (Berkeley Tech. L.J.) ... [Boalt Hall Sch. of Law / Univ. of Cal. at Berkeley]
  3. Business Law Journal ... [UC Davis Sch. of Law]
  4. California Bar Journal (Cal. B.J.) ... [State Bar of California]
  5. California Western International Law Journal (Cal. W. Int’l L.J.)
  6. California Western Law Review (Cal. W. L. Rev.)
  7. Cal-Tax Digest (Cal-Tax Dig.) ... [Cal. Taxpayers' Ass'n]
  8. Chapman Law Review (Chap. L. Rev.)
  9. Ecology Law Currents (Ecology L. Currents) ... [Univ. of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall Sch. of Law] — On-line content from the staff of Ecology Law Quarterly.
  10. Ecology Law Quarterly (Ecology L.Q.) ... [Univ. of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall Sch. of Law]
  11. Glendale Law Review (Glendale L. Rev.) ... [Glendale Univ. Coll. of Law]
  12. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (J. Ethics & Soc. Phil.) ... [Univ. of S. Cal.]
  13. Journal of National Security Law & Policy (J. Nat'l Sec. L. & Pol'y) ... [Univ. of the Pacific / McGeorge Sch. of Law]
  14. Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review (Loy. L.A. Ent. L. Rev.)
  15. Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review (Loy. L.A. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev.) ... Formerly titled Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal (until August 1999).
  16. Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review (Loy. L.A. L. Rev.)
  17. Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal (Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J.) ... [Santa Clara Univ. Sch. of Law]
  18. Scientific Testimony: An Online Journal (Sci. Testimony) ... [Univ. of Cal. at Irvine / Dep't of Criminology, Law & Society] — The journal publishes articles and commentary about forensic science and scientific evidence.
  19. Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal (So. Cal. Interdisciplinary L.J.) ... [Univ. of So. Cal. Law Ctr.] — Articles that assess existing law and propose legal reform using perspectives that come from outside legal scholarship.
  20. Southern California Law Review (S. Cal. L. Rev.)
  21. Stanford Law & Policy Review (Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev.)
  22. Stanford Technology Law Review (Stan. Tech. L. Rev.)
  23. Thomas Jefferson Law Review (T. Jefferson L. Rev.) ... [Thomas Jefferson Sch. of Law]
  24. UC Davis Law Review (UC Davis L. Rev.)
  25. UCLA Journal of Law and Technology (UCLA J.L. & Tech.) ... Formerly titled UCLA Bulletin of Law and Technology.
  26. UCLA Law Review (UCLA L. Rev.)
  27. University of San Francisco Law Review (U.S.F. L. Rev.)
  28. Western Criminology Review (W. Criminology Rev.) ... [Western Society of Criminology (Cal.)]


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Other California Commentary

  1. Judicial Council Publications ... Selected publications by the Judicial Council, available in various formats (MS Access 6.0, MS Word 6.0, HTML, and PDF files).

  2. Franchise Tax Board — Internal Procedure Manuals

    See also additional internal procedure manuals.
  3. Attorney General
    1. Publications

      The publications linked in this list are selected “information” publications. Other available publications include various reports as well as a few collections of state laws on specific subjects.
    2. Law in the School: A Guide for California Schools, School Safety Personnel and Law Enforcement (6th ed. 2000) ... [California Attorney General: SafeState.org] — “This book is an excellent resource for teachers, parents and students, concerning all aspects of the law related to California public schools. School administrators, professors, lawyers and law enforcement officials will also find it an excellent resource.”

      From the introduction: “The goal in making this handbook available is to provide a better understanding of state and federal laws that specifically relate to establishing and maintaining safe schools. School rules and local and district ordinances that apply to school operations (often found in local or district publications) and many state and federal laws unrelated to safety have not been included.”

  4. California Judges' Benchguide: The Indian Child Welfare Act ... [California Indian Legal Services] — See a copy at the Internet Archive until this book becomes available on the reconstructed CILS web site.

  5. Children's Regulatory Law Reporter ... [Univ. of San Diego Sch. of Law] — This reporter “focuses on the child-related rulemaking activities of California state agencies. For each regulatory proposal discussed, the . . . [reporter] explains the proposed action and analyzes its impact on children.”

  6. Public Law Research Institute Reports ... [Univ. of California, Hastings Coll. of Law] — “Founded by Professor Julian Levi at Hastings College of the Law in 1983, the Public Law Research Institute (PLRI) analyzes legal issues that currently confront California's state and local governments, at the request of various state and local governmental offices, including the California Senate Office of Research and the Research Bureau of the California State Library. The range of topics varies from year to year, and is as broad as the spectrum of issues state and local governments confront. Past topics have included legislative responses to the AIDS crisis, corporate governance, election reform, welfare reform, economic development, crime control, health care reform, and more.”

  7. Witkin Library — Contents of Treatises ... [Witkin Legal Institute] — Access to the tables of contents of the four Witkin treatises: Summary of California Law (10th ed. 2005); California Procedure (5th ed. 2008); California Evidence (4th ed. 2000); California Criminal Law (3rd ed. 2000). While the text is not accessible, the tables of contents are very detailed, and together they provide a good topical overview of California law.

  8. Appellate Counsellor Tips ... [Calvin House, Esq. (Cal.)] — Practical advice from a seasoned appellate specialist, on various aspects of appellate practice: tips to make sure your appeal is timely; tips for preparation of the record; tips on briefing; appellate practice in action; step-by-step down the road to a writ of mandate; depublication in the California Supreme Court.

    Additional Resources
    ¶ Recent California Case-Law Developments ... [Witkin Legal Institute (Cal.)] — Brief analyses of selected recent California decisions. Several more-recent developments are linked on the main page, and there is an archive of developments previously posted, which are organized by topic.


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California Law-Related Topical Web Sites



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California Court Information

See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).

  1. Appellate Court Web Sites
  2. Superior Court Web Sites

    Former municipal courts have been administratively consolidated into the superior courts.
  3. U.S. Court Web Sites


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California Forms

Litigation FormsTax FormsGovernment Agency FormsTransaction Forms

A.  Litigation Forms

  1. Courts of Appeal — Local Forms
  2. Judicial Council Forms
    These forms are prescribed for use in all California trial courts. Some forms are optional, but in most cases, using a prescribed form is mandatory. See also a long list of all forms by number and a list of the most recent changes in prescribed forms.

    Note— Most of the Judicial Council forms can be downloaded to a local computer and filled out. Forms also can be printed and fill in by hand. See also “Using Fillable Forms” for technical instructions and advice about using the forms. Alternatively, see an interactive forms web site maintained by the San Mateo County Superior Court (for use in family-law cases, domestic-violence cases, small-claims cases, landlord-tenant cases, and guardianship or probate cases).

  3. Superior Court Forms

    These are downloadable local-court forms, for use in addition to mandatory forms prescribed by the Judicial Council (see above). For courts not listed here, local forms might be included in the local rules (often in an appendix).
  4. U.S. Court Forms
  5. Forms of Jury Instructions
    See also links to forms of Ninth Circuit jury instructions for federal courts.
  6. California Civil and Criminal Jury Instructions ... [Judicial Council of California]
  7. Additional Resources
    Litigation Forms ... [American LegalNet, Inc. (Cal.)] — Various state and federal court forms can be downloaded (registration for a “free subscription” is required).
    Judicial Council Forms ... [LaserGraphics, Inc. (Cal.)]
    California Criminal Jury Instructions ... [Thomas Lundy, J.D. (Cal.)] — Collection of articles, cases, and commentary, including comments on specific CALJIC instructions. Note that CALJIC instructions are superseded by new approved criminal instructions (see the link above).

B.  Tax Forms

  1. Controller
  2. Estate Tax Forms and Information
  3. Property Tax Postponement Claim Form ... The Property Tax Postponement Program allows eligible homeowners (senior citizens; blind and disabled citizens) to postpone payment of the property taxes on their principal place of residence. This program is suspended after February 20, 2009.
  4. Employment Development Department
  5. Disability Insurance Forms
  6. Paid Family Leave Forms
  7. Payroll Tax Forms
  8. Unemployment Insurance Forms
  9. Equalization, Board of — Forms

  10. Franchise Tax Board — Income Tax Forms

C.  Government Agency Forms

  1. Corporations, Department of ... Some forms may be available in word processor files as well as PDF files.
  2. Consumer Complaint Form
  3. Financial Services Division — Forms — Finance Lenders ... Forms under the Finance Lenders Law and other consumer-finance laws.
  4. Securities Regulation Division
  5. Forms — Securities ... Forms under the Securities Law, the Franchise Law, and the Capital Access Company Law.
  6. Forms — Brokers, Dealers, Investment Advisors
  7. Real Estate, Department of — Forms ... Some can be filled-in (using the Adobe Acrobat free reader) on-line before being printed.

  8. Business Entity Forms ... [Paracorp, Inc. (Cal.)] — Convenient interface to view and print in-blank official state forms (in PDF files) for filing by business entities. A JavaScript-enabled browser is required.

D.  Transaction Forms

  1. Controller — Forms for Claiming Unclaimed Property ... See also forms for reporting unclaimed property.

  2. Motor Vehicles, Department of — Forms

  3. Secretary of State
  4. Corporation Forms
  5. Limited Liability Company Forms
  6. Miscellaneous Business Entities Forms ... Forms relating to unincorporated associations, nonprofit associations, and foreign lending institutions.
  7. Notary Public Forms
  8. Partnerships
  9. General Partnership Forms
  10. Limited Partnership Forms
  11. Limited Liability Partnership Forms
  12. Trademark and Service Mark Forms
  13. U.C.C. Forms
  14. Unclassified Statutory Filings Forms ... Forms for statutorily required filings not covered by one of the specific program areas above (e.g., change-of-name decree, registration of claim as successor-in-interest).


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Other California Resources

  1. Government-Related Web Sites

    See also the Piper Resources list of sites.
  2. Additional Resources
    ¶ Vital Records — Contact Information ... [Elizabeth Orsay (Ind.)]
    ¶ Workers' Compensation — Agency and Staff Contact Information ... [Robert W. McDowell / North Carolina Industrial Commission]

  3. State Bar of California

    1. Local Bar Associations
    2. Special-Interest Bar Associations
    3. Law-Related Organizations

      See the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for links to websites of member organizations.

    Additional Resources

  4. Law Schools ♦ Admission to Practice ♦ Continuing Legal Education

    See also the California State Bar list of law schools. Graduates of unaccredited law schools may be eligible to take the bar examination notwithstanding the lack of accreditation.
  5. Public Law Research Institute ... [Hastings Coll. of the Law / Univ. of Cal.] — Analyzes legal issues that currently confront California's state and local governments, at the request of various state and local governmental offices (see a subject index of reports. Topics have included legislative responses to the AIDS crisis, corporate governance, election reform, welfare reform, economic development, crime control, health care reform). PLRI Reports are available on-line.

  6. Consulates of Canada and Mexico ♦ ConsulatsConsulados


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Legal Research and Assistance

  1. Law Libraries
    See also a directory of California public law libraries, presented by the Council of California County Law Libraries.

    See also links to web sites of public law libraries and catalogs of academic law libraries, maintained by the library at Washburn University School of Law; and the LibrarySites.Info database of library web sites (“Libcat”).
  2. Judicial Council — Self-Help Center ... “This site is intended to help you find legal assistance, learn about California law, work better with an attorney, and represent yourself in some legal matters.” There is also a Spanish version, Centro de Ayuda, as well as versions in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

  3. State Bar of California — Consumer PamphletsLegal Information Topics

    See also The State Bar of California—What Does It Do, How Does It Work?
  4. State Government Executive Departments
    1. Consumer Affairs Department
      1. Publications
      2. Legal Guides ... “Legal guides provide technical and practical information on everyday consumer law issues. They are written by the Department of Consumer Affairs' Legal Services Unit as a general resource for consumer attorneys and representatives, consumer complaint handlers, Small Claims disputants and personnel, reporters and others involved in analyzing, describing and administering consumer laws. Legal Guides are not written primarily for use by the general public . . . .”
    2. Insurance Department — Consumer Information Guides
    3. Real Estate Department — Publications

  5. Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for California Residents ... [Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of California law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in California.

  6. Low-Cost Legal Aid ... See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
    1. LawHelp California ... [Pro Bono Net (N.Y.) / Public Interest Clearinghouse (Cal.) / California Consumer Protection Foundation] — This is “a joint project of California Indian Legal Services and Public Interest Clearinghouse with the guidance of the CalJustice Advisory Committee and assistance from advocates at many LSC and IOLTA-funded legal aid programs. Our goal is to provide the public with easy internet access to basic legal information and legal resources in California.”
    2. California Indian Legal Services ... CILS “is the first Indian-controlled law firm organized to provide specialized legal representation to Indians and Indian tribes. CILS provides free or low-cost representation on those matters that fall within the priorities . . . set by our Board of Trustees.”
    3. California Legal Help for the Poor ... [Am. Bar Ass'n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA's Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs' web sites.
    4. WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help ... [WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.

 

 


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