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                           California Civil Procedure
General Civil Procedure Resources
Win Your Lawsuit, Nolo Press
Represent Yourself in Court, Nolo Press
Litigation by the Numbers, Lawdable Press
California Procedure, Witkin
California Paralegal Manual: Civil Procedure, Rutter Group
California Civil Litigation Forms Manual, CEB
West’s California Code Forms- Civil Procedure, Thomson West

California Codes
California Code of Civil Procedure: http://leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/calawquery?codesection=ccp&codebody=&hits=20
California Evidence Code: http://leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/calawquery?codesection=evid&codebody=&hits=20

California Rules of Court
Alameda County Local Rules:
http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/courts/rules/localrules2008/index.shtml
Alameda County Local Rules- Table of Contents:
http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/courts/rules/localrules2008/tableofcontents.pdf
California Rules of Court (State Court): http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/rules/
Northern District of California Local Rules (Federal Court):
www.cand.uscourts.gov/cand/LocalRul.nsf/fec20e529a5572f0882569b6006607e0?OpenView

California Civil Procedure Before Trial
Civil Procedure Before Trial, Rutter Group
California Civil Procedure Before Trial, CEB
Civil Procedure Before Trial FORMS, Rutter Group
Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial, Rutter Group

Statutes of Limitations
Civil Procedure Before Trial: Statutes of Limitations, Rutter Group

Preparing the Pleadings and Summons
California Causes of Action, James Publishing
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 123: Complaints & Cross-Complaints, Matthew
Bender
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 375: Motions to Strike- Pleadings, Bender
Responding to a Complaint or Cross-Complaint: Evaluating Your Options, CEB Action Guide
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California Affirmative Defenses, Thomson West
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 26: Answers, Matthew Bender
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 206: Demurrers & Motions for Judgment on the
Pleadings, Matthew Bender
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 524: Shortening & Extension of Time, Bender
Tort Pleadings: http://courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/forms.cgi?Forms=PL
Contract Pleadings: http://courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/forms.cgi?Forms=CO
General Denial Form: http://courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/forms.cgi?Forms=PLG
Summons Forms: http://courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/forms.cgi?Forms=SUM

Service of Process
Handling Service of Process: Serving Summons in Civil Proceedings, CEB Action Guide
The Registered Process Server’s Guide to Service of Process in California, Attorney Service of San
Francisco
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 518: Service of Summons & Papers, Matthew
Bender
International Service of Process, ABA
Information Sheet for Personal Proof of Service:
http://courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/fillable/pos020.pdf
Information Sheet for Proof of Service by First Class Mail:
http://courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/fillable/pos030.pdf
Proof of Service Forms: http://courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/forms.cgi?Forms=POS

Default Judgments
Civil Defaults and Default Judgments, California Court Clerks Association
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 205: Defaults & Default Judgments, Bender
Judgment Form: http://courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/forms.cgi?Forms=JUD

Discovery
California Civil Discovery Practice, CEB
California Civil Discovery, Matthew Bender
Creating Your Discovery Plan, CEB Action Guide
Obtaining Discovery: Initiating & Responding to Discovery Procedures, CEB Action Guide
California Deposition & Discovery Practice, Matthew Bender
Nolo’s Deposition Handbook, Nolo Press
Handling Depositions, CEB Action Guide
Handling Motions to Compel and Other Discovery Motions, CEB Action Guide
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapters 190-204: Discovery, Matthew Bender
Discovery Forms: http://courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/forms.cgi?Forms=DSC

Case Management
Case Management Forms: http://courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/forms.cgi?Forms=CM

Summary Judgments
Making and Opposing a Summary Judgment Motion, CEB Action Guide
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 537: Summary Judgment, Matthew Bender



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California Civil Procedure During Trial
Civil Trials & Evidence, Rutter Group
California Civil Procedure During Trial, CEB
Preparing for Trial, CEB Action Guide
California Attorney’s Guide to Damages, CEB
Federal Civil Trials & Evidence, Rutter Group

Peremptory Disqualifications
California Judges Benchguide- Disqualification of a Judge:
http://www2.courtinfo.ca.gov/protem/pubs/bg02.pdf

Motions
California Points & Authorities, Matthew Bender
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 372: Motions and Orders, Bender
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 375: Motions to Strike- Pleadings, Bender
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 373: Motions in Limine, Matthew Bender
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 374: Motions to Reconsider, Matthew Bender
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 371: Motions After Trial, Matthew Bender

Evidence
Jefferson’s California Evidence Benchbook, CEB
Effective Introduction of Evidence in California, CEB
California Evidence, Witkin
Simons California Evidence Manual, Thomson/West
California Courtroom Evidence, LexisNexis
California Motions in Limine, Thomson/West
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 373: Motions in Limine, Matthew Bender
California Trial Objections, CEB

Subpoenas
Handling Subpoenas, CEB Action Guide
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 535: Subpoena, Matthew Bender
How to Subpoena a Witness:
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/cfcc/pdffiles/howtosubpoena.pdf
Subpoena Forms: http://courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/forms.cgi?Forms=SUB

Witnesses
Preparing Witnesses: A Practical Guide for Lawyers and Their Clients, CEB
California Expert Witness Guide, CEB
Handling Expert Witnesses in California Courts, CEB Action Guide
Model Witness Examinations, ABA

Jury Instructions
Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI), Judicial Council of California
California Jury Instructions, Civil (BAJI), West's Committee for California Civil Jury Instructions
Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI):
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/jury/civiljuryinstructions/

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Verdicts and Settlements
Trials Digest, Trials Digest Publishing Inc.
VerdictSearch California (Jury Verdicts Weekly), National Law Journal
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 326A: Jury Verdicts, Matthew Bender
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 520: Settlement and Release, Bender
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 212: Dismissal, Matthew Bender

California Civil Appeals
Civil Appeals & Writs, Rutter Group
California Civil Appellate Practice, CEB
Appeals Procedure Manual, California Court Association
Handling Civil Appeals, CEB Action Guide
Federal Ninth Circuit Appellate Practice, Rutter Group
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 42: Appeal- Notice of Appeal, Bender
Information on Appeals: http://courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/fillable/app001.pdf
A Visitor’s Guide to the California Courts of Appeal:
http://courtinfo.ca.gov/reference/documents/ctappbro.pdf
California Courts of Appeal: http://courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/courtsofappeal/contact.htm
A Visitor’s Guide to the Supreme Court of California:
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/reference/documents/visguide.pdf
Appellate Forms: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/forms.cgi?Forms=APP

Appellate Briefs
California Forms of Pleading & Practice, Chapter 50: Appeal- Briefs, Matthew Bender
California Public Law Library Briefs Service (Electronic Resource)
Appellate Briefs: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/courtsofappeal/appbriefs.cfm
Petitioning for Review by the California Supreme Court:
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/supreme/petitionqna.htm

Alameda County Civil Procedure
Introduction to Alameda County Civil Cases:
http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp/Civil/index.html
Alameda County Fee Schedule:
http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/courts/fees/CurrentFeeSchedule.pdf
Request for Accommodations by Persons with Disabilities:
http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/courts/forms/mc410.pdf
Functions of the Court Clerk: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/documents/mc800.pdf
Information for the Plaintiff (Complaint, Summons & Service):
http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp/Civil/plaintiff.html
Information for the Defendant (Default, Answer, Attacking the Pleadings):
http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp/Civil/defendant.html
Case Management, Settlements, Discovery, Motions, Summary Judgments:
http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp/Civil/plaintiff%20and%20Defendant.html
Trial Setting: http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp/Civil/settingtrial.html
Preparing for Trial: http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp/Civil/readytrial.html
Mandatory Settlement Conference: www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp/Civil/manconf.html

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Trials- Limine Motions and Judgments:
http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp/Civil/trial.html
Appeals & Collecting Your Judgment:
http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp/Civil/followingtrial.html




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