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     [Name]
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     [Address]
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     [City and State]
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     [Telephone Number]
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     □ Respondent or Defendant [Check the applicable                            box]
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               SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF _______________
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     [Plaintiff's name],                                                        )    Case No.: [Case number]
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                             Plaintiff,                                         )    NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO (OR FOR)
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                vs.                                                             )    __________________________________________
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     [Defendant's name],                                                        )    MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES;
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                             Defendant                                          )    Hearing Date _________________ Time __________               Required
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                                                                                )    Date Complaint/Petition filed ____________________ Required
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                                                                                )    Title/nature of attachments, other than declarations
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                                                                                )    Cal.Rules of Court, Rule 311(b) mandates all the Above Information
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     Give Notice       To ______________________ [and to _____________________ his or her attorney
                                      Opposing Party                                            Lawyer
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     of record:]           NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, on _______________ ___, ______ at ______, or
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     as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in Department _________ of this court,
                                                                                                           Insert the Department Number
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     located at _____________________________________ in                                            ____________________, California
                                Street Address of the Court Facility                                                City
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      ___________________________________________ will, and hereby does, move for an order
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                 Compelling …, directing …, setting aside … [are Examples] (Use these spaces to request the what you would like the judge to order)

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26   The grounds upon which this motion is based are [1.]_________________________________

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           With few exceptions – the court may consider only the grounds stated in the Notice of Motion (Code of Civil Procedure section 1010)
28                                             Grounds are legal principles, code sections, and rules




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     Form by John A. Zorbas SBN 133860 Funded by a Grant from the Foundation of the State Bar of California. Published under the auspices of the
     Butte County Board of Law Library Trustees. Last Day Reviewed 4/06/2006 Intended for individual uses where permitted by Local Rule or
     custom. Ask the Law Librarian for references needed to complete this Form. Be advised that certain motions have presentation requirements
     that are not reflected on this Form. Use of the Resource Bibliography on Pages 9 and 10 of this Form is key. Be sure to utilize it before
     beginning your work. A number of attorneys can and do provide “Limited Scope Legal Assistance” – which should be sought before going-it alone,
     especially before, and for, appearing in Court. See Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case 4th ed (Nolo Press) for
     information on how to hire an Attorney to act as a Legal Coach. Ask the Law Librarian for a list of Attorneys providing “Unbundled Legal
     Services.” Permission is granted to duplicate this Form if it is duplicated in its entirety, including this Paragraph, for nonprofit purposes only.
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            Ask for Reference Assistance if you are unsure of the grounds. Law Librarians and Court Staff are familiar with reference resources.

 5   The motion will be based on this Notice of Motion, on the attached Declaration of

 6   ______________________________ (which is required to be completed and attached - and
                        Insert Your Name
 7   which may make reference to the declarations of others), [on the declarations of

 8    ____________________________________(if available) and ___________________________________
     Name of Person with Personal Knowledge of Facts that Will Support Your Motion                Name of Person with Personal Knowledge of Facts that Will Support Your Motion


 9   (if available)], on the memorandum of points and authorities served and filed

10   herewith, on the pleadings, the records and file herein, and on such evidence as may

     be presented at the hearing of the motion.
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12   Dated: ______________________ ______, ________
                               [Month]                            [Date]             [Year]

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                 _____________________________
                               [Your Signature]
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                 _____________________________
                               [Print Name]
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                                           MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES
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     1.          STATEMENT              OF     FACTS         - Instructions.                  In the spaces provided on the following
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     page, recite the facts of your case that are relevant to the motion you are making.
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     Remember: You need to file one or more Declarations, in addition to the Motion you are making on this
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     Form at the same time you file your Motion.                                     Personal knowledge in a Statement of Facts is
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     demonstrated by referencing to the Declaration(s) you offer and to the Exhibit(s) you
23   attach. Declarations may be made on Judicial Council Forms MC-030. This form is found

24   online at the California Court website http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/fillable/mc030.pdf

25   If you want to attach an Exhibit, and reference it in your Statement of Facts, make sure your attachment

26   complies with California Rules of Court, Rule 311(e). The Rules of Court are online at the

27   California Court website http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/rules/ Organize your thoughts

     carefully and write truthfully.                                     Avoid where possible such statements as “I think”
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     and “I feel”.

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     Form by John A. Zorbas SBN 133860 Funded by a Grant from the Foundation of the State Bar of California. Published under the auspices of the
     Butte County Board of Law Library Trustees. Last Day Reviewed 4/06/2006 Intended for individual uses where permitted by Local Rule or
     custom. Ask the Law Librarian for references needed to complete this Form. Be advised that certain motions have presentation requirements
     that are not reflected on this Form. Use of the Resource Bibliography on Pages 9 and 10 of this Form is key. Be sure to utilize it before
     beginning your work. A number of attorneys can and do provide “Limited Scope Legal Assistance” – which should be sought before going-it alone,
     especially before, and for, appearing in Court. See Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case 4th ed (Nolo Press) for
     information on how to hire an Attorney to act as a Legal Coach. Ask the Law Librarian for a list of Attorneys providing “Unbundled Legal
     Services.” Permission is granted to duplicate this Form if it is duplicated in its entirety, including this Paragraph, for nonprofit purposes only.
 1              STATEMENT         OF    FACTS      – Your Statement

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     Form by John A. Zorbas SBN 133860 Funded by a Grant from the Foundation of the State Bar of California. Published under the auspices of the
     Butte County Board of Law Library Trustees. Last Day Reviewed 4/06/2006 Intended for individual uses where permitted by Local Rule or
     custom. Ask the Law Librarian for references needed to complete this Form. Be advised that certain motions have presentation requirements
     that are not reflected on this Form. Use of the Resource Bibliography on Pages 9 and 10 of this Form is key. Be sure to utilize it before
     beginning your work. A number of attorneys can and do provide “Limited Scope Legal Assistance” – which should be sought before going-it alone,
     especially before, and for, appearing in Court. See Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case 4th ed (Nolo Press) for
     information on how to hire an Attorney to act as a Legal Coach. Ask the Law Librarian for a list of Attorneys providing “Unbundled Legal
     Services.” Permission is granted to duplicate this Form if it is duplicated in its entirety, including this Paragraph, for nonprofit purposes only.
 1   2.        STATUTORY AUTHORITY.                     Supply California Code sections or court rules that support your

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     motion, by name of code, with the section number following, in the appropriate spaces below. Statutory
 3   authority is mandatory. With the exception of the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, which are in all

 4   cases mandatory authority, and supervene all other law, statute governs where statute and cases

 5   conflict.

 6               United States Constitution, Article _____ Section _________

 7               Constitution of California, Article _____ Section _________

                 California Code of Civil Procedure                                     Section(s)    __________ & __________
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                 California _________________________ Code                              Section(s)    __________ & __________
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                 California _________________________ Code                              Section(s)    __________ & __________
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                 California Rules of Court,                   Rule(s)    __________ & __________
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                 Local Rule(s) ____            &   ____ of the _____________ County Local Rules of Court
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13   3.          DECISIONAL CASE AUTHORITY.                             Provide the names of Cases that support your

14   motion in the spaces below.                         An example of a case citation is Gideon v. Wainwright

15   (1963) 372 U.S. 335.                   Use only officially published cases.                               Make sure that you cite

16   mandatory authority in support of your Motion (U.S. Supreme Court decisions, abbrev. L.Ed.,

     L.Ed.2d,        U.S.;       California Supreme Court decisions,                       abbrev.        Cal.,       Cal.2d,        Cal.3d       and
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     Cal.4th;         and officially-published California Court of Appeal decisions,                                     abbrev.        Cal.App.,
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     Cal.App.2d, Cal.App.3d and Cal.App.4th are mandatory authority, just as statutes are
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     mandatory authority).
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                 Cite cases that will support your Motion in the spaces below.                                Continue your work on page
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     following:
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                 Case Title                                                   Year        Volume           Reporter Abbrev         Page
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          ►See 9 Witkin, California Procedure (4th Ed. 1997), sections 928-944 (pp. 964-986) for the Rules as to who must
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     Form by John A. Zorbas SBN 133860 Funded by a Grant from the Foundation of the State Bar of California. Published under the auspices of the
     Butte County Board of Law Library Trustees. Last Day Reviewed 4/06/2006 Intended for individual uses where permitted by Local Rule or
     custom. Ask the Law Librarian for references needed to complete this Form. Be advised that certain motions have presentation requirements
     that are not reflected on this Form. Use of the Resource Bibliography on Pages 9 and 10 of this Form is key. Be sure to utilize it before
     beginning your work. A number of attorneys can and do provide “Limited Scope Legal Assistance” – which should be sought before going-it alone,
     especially before, and for, appearing in Court. See Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case 4th ed (Nolo Press) for
     information on how to hire an Attorney to act as a Legal Coach. Ask the Law Librarian for a list of Attorneys providing “Unbundled Legal
     Services.” Permission is granted to duplicate this Form if it is duplicated in its entirety, including this Paragraph, for nonprofit purposes only.
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     4.     LEGAL ARGUMENT.                   Explain why the California Code section(s) and/or the Rules and/or the
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     Case(s) you cited support the relief requested.                    In making your written presentation, be sure
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     to refer to the relevant statements you supplied in the Statement of Facts, and in
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     the declaration(s) [and in the document(s)] you will be attaching, to support it.                                                             In
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     making references, you must include the (number or letter) designation of your
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     Exhibit in your reference, the page number, and, if applicable, the line number.
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     (Exhibit “A”, Notice of Motion, Page 5, Line 13) is an example of a reference that
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13   complies with the Rules. [It is a reference to the preceding sentence!] Begin your legal

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     Form by John A. Zorbas SBN 133860 Funded by a Grant from the Foundation of the State Bar of California. Published under the auspices of the
     Butte County Board of Law Library Trustees. Last Day Reviewed 4/06/2006 Intended for individual uses where permitted by Local Rule or
     custom. Ask the Law Librarian for references needed to complete this Form. Be advised that certain motions have presentation requirements
     that are not reflected on this Form. Use of the Resource Bibliography on Pages 9 and 10 of this Form is key. Be sure to utilize it before
     beginning your work. A number of attorneys can and do provide “Limited Scope Legal Assistance” – which should be sought before going-it alone,
     especially before, and for, appearing in Court. See Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case 4th ed (Nolo Press) for
     information on how to hire an Attorney to act as a Legal Coach. Ask the Law Librarian for a list of Attorneys providing “Unbundled Legal
     Services.” Permission is granted to duplicate this Form if it is duplicated in its entirety, including this Paragraph, for nonprofit purposes only.
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28   If necessary, insert additional pages between this page and the following page if you need more space to finish your

     Legal Argument. Conclude your Motion with the MOVING PARTY’S REQUEST.


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     Form by John A. Zorbas SBN 133860 Funded by a Grant from the Foundation of the State Bar of California. Published under the auspices of the
     Butte County Board of Law Library Trustees. Last Day Reviewed 4/06/2006 Intended for individual uses where permitted by Local Rule or
     custom. Ask the Law Librarian for references needed to complete this Form. Be advised that certain motions have presentation requirements
     that are not reflected on this Form. Use of the Resource Bibliography on Pages 9 and 10 of this Form is key. Be sure to utilize it before
     beginning your work. A number of attorneys can and do provide “Limited Scope Legal Assistance” – which should be sought before going-it alone,
     especially before, and for, appearing in Court. See Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case 4th ed (Nolo Press) for
     information on how to hire an Attorney to act as a Legal Coach. Ask the Law Librarian for a list of Attorneys providing “Unbundled Legal
     Services.” Permission is granted to duplicate this Form if it is duplicated in its entirety, including this Paragraph, for nonprofit purposes only.
 1   5.     MOVING PARTY’S REQUEST.                          Based on the foregoing authorities,

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     _____________________________________________ respectfully requests an order granting
                                 Your Name
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     his/her motion to (or for) __________________________________________________________
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                Respectfully submitted:                       ______________________ ______, ________
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                                                              □ Petitioner or Plaintiff
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     Form by John A. Zorbas SBN 133860 Funded by a Grant from the Foundation of the State Bar of California. Published under the auspices of the
     Butte County Board of Law Library Trustees. Last Day Reviewed 4/06/2006 Intended for individual uses where permitted by Local Rule or
     custom. Ask the Law Librarian for references needed to complete this Form. Be advised that certain motions have presentation requirements
     that are not reflected on this Form. Use of the Resource Bibliography on Pages 9 and 10 of this Form is key. Be sure to utilize it before
     beginning your work. A number of attorneys can and do provide “Limited Scope Legal Assistance” – which should be sought before going-it alone,
     especially before, and for, appearing in Court. See Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case 4th ed (Nolo Press) for
     information on how to hire an Attorney to act as a Legal Coach. Ask the Law Librarian for a list of Attorneys providing “Unbundled Legal
     Services.” Permission is granted to duplicate this Form if it is duplicated in its entirety, including this Paragraph, for nonprofit purposes only.
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                            [Your Motion must include a Proposed Order.              Leave only the Judge’s Part blank.]

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     [Name]
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     [Address]
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     [City and State]
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     [Telephone Number]
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     □ Petitioner or Plaintiff
 7   □ Respondent or Defendant                   [Check the applicable box]


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               SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF _______________
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10   [Plaintiff's name],                                                     ) Case No.: [Case number]
                                                                             )
11                          Plaintiff,                                       ) ORDER AFTER HEARING
                                                                             ) (Cal. Rules of Ct., Rule 313(l))
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                  The motion of _________________________________________________ for an order
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                                 Use the words you used on Page 1. (Compelling …, directing …, setting aside … were examples.)
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     came on regularly for a hearing by the court on _______________________                                                         ___, _____.
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     Petitioner or Plaintiff                                                                     [LEAVE    ALL BOXES BLANK FOR THE JUDGE]
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     Respondent or Defendant
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23                On proof made to the satisfaction of the court that the motion ought to be

                      or                   IT IS ORDERED that the motion be, and hereby is, _____________.
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                                                                                                                                 The Judge will make
                                                                                                                                 the Order
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                [Month]                                [Date]          [Year]
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               Judge of the Superior Court
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     Form by John A. Zorbas SBN 133860 Funded by a Grant from the Foundation of the State Bar of California. Published under the auspices of the
     Butte County Board of Law Library Trustees. Last Day Reviewed 4/06/2006 Intended for individual uses where permitted by Local Rule or
     custom. Ask the Law Librarian for references needed to complete this Form. Be advised that certain motions have presentation requirements
     that are not reflected on this Form. Use of the Resource Bibliography on Pages 9 and 10 of this Form is key. Be sure to utilize it before
     beginning your work. A number of attorneys can and do provide “Limited Scope Legal Assistance” – which should be sought before going-it alone,
     especially before, and for, appearing in Court. See Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case 4th ed (Nolo Press) for
     information on how to hire an Attorney to act as a Legal Coach. Ask the Law Librarian for a list of Attorneys providing “Unbundled Legal
     Services.” Permission is granted to duplicate this Form if it is duplicated in its entirety, including this Paragraph, for nonprofit purposes only.
 1                                                            BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES

 2   Library References

              1 California Civil Procedure before Trial (Cont.Ed.Bar 4th ed.) Making and Opposing Noticed Motions, §§ 12.1-12.28,
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     pp. 547-559 (rev. 6/05)

 4             33 California Forms of Pleading and Practice Annotated (Matthew Bender, 2005) Motions and Orders, §§ 372.60, pp.
     372-65 – 372-74 (rel. 151 – 03/04)
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               6 Witkin, California Procedure (4th ed. 1997) Proceedings without Trial, sections 8-10, pages 407-410; id. (2005 supp.)
     section 8, p. 81
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                18 West’s Ann. Code of Civil Procedure (1980 ed.), foll. § 1010 pp. 604-616
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                23 Pt. 2 West’s Ann. Cal. Rules of Court (2005 ed.), rule 311, p. 441
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                23 Pt. 2 West’s Ann. Cal. Rules of Court (2005 ed.), rule 313, pp. 445-446
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     Cases
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                Luri v. Greenwald (2003) 107 Cal.App.4th 1119, 1125
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                                                               RESOURCE BIBLIOGRAPHY
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                             Major Publishers California Continuing Education of the Bar Lexis Nexis Thomson West
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     Overviews of California Law
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                California criminal law / by B.E. Witkin and members of the Witkin Legal Institute – 3rd ed. Francisco, Calif. : Witkin
15   Legal Institute, 2000-. 6v. ; 26 cm. Kept up-to-date by pocket parts. Includes index

              California criminal law procedure and practice / Jeffrey G. Adachi, et al – 2005 ed. Oakland, Calif.: Continuing
16   Education of the Bar – California, 2005. xlix, 2260 p ; 26 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.

17              California evidence / by B.E. Witkin and members of the Witkin Legal Institute – 4th ed. Francisco, Calif. : Witkin Legal
     Institute, 2000-.    4v. ; 26 cm. Kept up-to-date by pocket parts. Includes index
18            California procedure / by B.E. Witkin – 4th ed.  San Francisco, Calif. : Witkin Legal Institute, 1996-. Kept up-to-
     date by pocket parts and by stand-alone softcover supplements
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               Summary of California law / by B.E. Witkin and members of the Witkin Legal Institute – 10th ed. Francisco, Calif. :
     Witkin Legal Institute, 2005-. Kept up-to-date by pocket parts
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21   Pleading and Practice Materials

22             California civil procedure before trial / by the Publisher’s editorial staff – 4th ed. Oakland, Calif.: Continuing
     Education of the Bar- California, 2004 -. 3v. (loose-leaf) : 26cm ; forms + 1 computer optical disk (CD-ROM). Kept up-to-date by
23   loose-leaf revision pages

               California criminal defense practice / by the Publisher’s editorial staff. New York, N.Y. : Matthew-Bender, 1981-. 7v.
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25             California criminal practice, motions, jury instructions and sentencing / Edward A. Rucker and Mark E. Overland – 3rd
     ed. St. Paul, Minn. : Thomson West, 2004-. 5v. forms ; 26 cm. Kept up-to-date by pocket parts
26             California criminal law forms manual / Sara H. Ruddy – 2nd ed. Oakland, Calif.: Continuing Education of the Bar-
     California, 2005 -. 1v. (loose-leaf) : 26cm ; forms + 1 computer optical disk (CD-ROM). Kept up-to-date by loose-leaf revision
27   pages

               California forms of pleading and practice annotated / by the Publisher’s editorial staff. San Francisco, Calif. :
28   Matthew-Bender, Western Division, 1962-. 55 v. (loose-leaf) : forms ; 25 cm. Kept up-to-date by loose-leaf revision inserts,
     replacement vols., and new, extra numbered vols. Includes index [vols. 52-53],table of cases [vol. 54], and table of statutes
     [vol. 55]
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     Form by John A. Zorbas SBN 133860 Funded by a Grant from the Foundation of the State Bar of California. Published under the auspices of the
     Butte County Board of Law Library Trustees. Last Day Reviewed 4/06/2006 Intended for individual uses where permitted by Local Rule or
     custom. Ask the Law Librarian for references needed to complete this Form. Be advised that certain motions have presentation requirements
     that are not reflected on this Form. Use of the Resource Bibliography on Pages 9 and 10 of this Form is key. Be sure to utilize it before
     beginning your work. A number of attorneys can and do provide “Limited Scope Legal Assistance” – which should be sought before going-it alone,
     especially before, and for, appearing in Court. See Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case 4th ed (Nolo Press) for
     information on how to hire an Attorney to act as a Legal Coach. Ask the Law Librarian for a list of Attorneys providing “Unbundled Legal
     Services.” Permission is granted to duplicate this Form if it is duplicated in its entirety, including this Paragraph, for nonprofit purposes only.
 1             California points and authorities / by the Publisher’s editorial staff. Albany, N.Y. : Matthew-Bender, 1965-. 24 v.
     (loose-leaf) : forms ; 26 cm. Updated with revisions and supplements. Includes a chapter on writing memoranda [vol. 1] table of
     cases, table of statutes and index [vol. 24]
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               California style manual : a handbook of legal style for California courts and lawyers / Edward W. Jessen – 4th ed. San
 3   Francisco, Calif.: Thomson West, 2000

 4              See also, California Continuing Education of the Bar Practice Books and The Rutter Group Practice Guides and texts


 5   Statutes


 6             West’s annotated California codes / compiled and indexed by the Publisher’s editorial staff. St. Paul, Minn. : West
     Pub. Co., 1954-. 79 v. ; 26 cm. Arranged by alphabetical name of Code, beginning with Constitution, continuing with Business
     and Professions, and ending with Welfare and Institutions. Kept up-to-date by annual pocket supplements, by interim
 7   supplemental pamphlets, by replacement, expansion, vols., and, for access to new laws, by West’s California legislative service
     – 13 pamphlets issued ea yr. Includes California Rules of Court [v.23 Pt.1 – v.23 Pt.5] and index. Online: West’s annotated
 8   California codes is Westlaw database CA-ST-ANN

              West’s California rules of court: State and federal / compiled and indexed by the Publisher’s editorial staff. St. Paul,
 9   Minn. : West Pub. Co., 1976-. Published in January and July, with the new editions superseding the previous ones

10            West’s Northern California local court rules / compiled and indexed by the Publisher’s editorial staff. St. Paul, Minn.
     : West Pub. Co., 1976-. Published in January and July, with the new editions superseding the previous ones
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     Cases
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                West’s California digest 2d : covering cases from state and federal courts, 1950 to date / by the Publisher’s editorial
     staff. St. Paul, Minn. : West Pub. Co., 1983-. 56v. ; 26 cm. Arranged by Topic (subject) and organized by Key Numbers (subject
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     outline headings and sub-headings). Kept up-to-date by annual pocket supplements, by interim supplemental pamphlets, and by
     replacement, expansion, vols. Includes Descriptive Word Index [v.45-v.47D], Table of Cases [v.48-v.53], and judicial definitions
14   of Words and Phrases [v.54-56A]

15              West’s California reporter / by the Publisher’s editorial staff. St. Paul, Minn. : West Pub. Co., 1960-. v.1 (1960)-
     v.286 (1991) ; 2nd ser., v.1 (1991)-v.135 (2004) ; 3rd ser., v.1 (2004)-. “Cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court,
     District Courts of Appeal, and in Appellate Departments Superior Court.” Headnotes keyed to West’s California digest 2d. Kept
16   up-to-date by weekly “advance sheets” also called: West’s California reporter. Contains all cases published in the California
     Official Reports advance sheets, the California Appellate Reports and the California Supreme Court reports. Parallel citations
17   displayed. Westlaw database CA-CS. Online Free: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/continue.htm

     Authority Verification Tools
18
                KeyCite : Online: KeyCite is a Westlaw tool http://lawschool.westlaw.com/help/tourkeycite/menu.htm?Unit=menu
19
               Shepard’s California citations, cases : a compilation of citations to California cases reported in the various series of
20   California reports, in the Pacific reporter and in the California reporter / by the Publisher’s editorial staff – 10th ed., cases.
     Colorado Springs, Colo. : Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill, 1999-. Kept up to date by Yellow annual cumulative supplements and Red
21   monthly cumulative supplements. Supplemented between supplements by Blue interim supplement. Online: Shepard’s Public
     Access is a Lexis-Nexis database
22
                Shepard’s California citations, statutes : a compilation of citations to United States constitution and statutes,
     California constitution, all California codes, code of regulations, general orders of the railroad commission and of the public
23   utilities commission of California, California jury instructions, statutes and ordinances / by the Publisher’s editorial staff – 9th
     ed., statutes. Colorado Springs, Colo. : Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill, 1995-. Kept up to date by Yellow annual cumulative
24   supplements and Red monthly cumulative supplements. Supplemented between supplements by Blue interim supplement.
     Online: Shepard’s Public Access is a Lexis-Nexis database
25   Words and Phrases Defined

26              Authority              Authority means law
                Motion                 A motion is an application to the court for an order (Code of Civil Procedure, section 1003)
27

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