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California Practice Materials: Guides & Treatises

What's in this guide?

This page lists examples of guides and treatises available from some major publishers of California legal material, and is designed to give an idea of the scope of information available - it is by no means a complete list.

To find additional California practice materials in this Law Library, try:

  • Keyword Search for California AND [topic keyword, if any] AND practi* E.g., California AND "family law" AND practi*
  • Advanced Keyword Search for All of the words: California in the subject field, then filter results to Location = Reserve Collection.

Specialty sources

Aspen Publishing - not a major publisher of California practice material, but Marsh's is a mainstay of California corporations lawyers:

Major publishers of California practice materials

CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar) - joint project of the University of California and the California State Bar, publishing materials designed to serve the needs of the practicing bar, including (all available online via OnLaw):

LexisNexis Digital Library

Nolo Press - Berkeley-based, specializes in plain English, law-for-the-layperson, small business, and personal financial guides such as:

Thomson Reuters Westlaw - many titles available online via WL, some also available via Lexis:

  • California Civil Practice (multivolume set covering range of subjects including Business, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Family Law, Real Property, Torts, UCC)
  • California Jurisprudence (Cal. Jur.) (legal encyclopedia linked to ALR, AmJur, Proof of Facts and other West products)
  • Miller & Starr California Real Estate 
  • Rutter Group series -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Civil Procedure Before Trial
    • Civil Trials amd Evidence
    • Civil Writs and Appeals
    • Corporations
    • Employment Litigation
    • Enforcing Judgments and Debts
    • Family Law
    • Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial
    • Federal Ninth Circuit Civil Appellate Practice
    • Insurance Litigation
    • Landlord Tenant
    • Personal Injury
    • Probate
    • Professional Responsibility
    • Real Property Transactions
  • Witkin Legal Institute publications -
    • California Medical Malpractice
    • Criminal Law and Procedure
    • Evidence
    • Procedure (Civil)
    • Summary of California Law

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