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California Resources


Summary of California Law (B.E. Witkin): contains detailed analysis of the law along with substantive, procedure and historical information.

California Jurisprudence 3d: published by West, provides comprehensive integrated analysis of California law.

Treatises & Practice Materials

California Procedure (B.E.Witkin): a definitive treatise covering every major civil procedure

California Evidence (B.E. Witkin): a definitive treatise on evidence for civil and criminal procedures.

California Criminal Law (The Rutter Group, Criminal Practice Series) on Westlaw: includes evidence and defense of major crimes.

Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Criminal Law on Lexis: explains steps and strategies in a criminal case.

Jury Instructions

The following jury instructions were prepared by the Standard Jury Instruction Committees of the Superior Court of Los Angeles California.

Judicial Council of California Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM)

Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI)

West's Committee on California Civil Jury Instructions publishes its own manuals: California Jury Instructions - Criminal (CALJIC) and California Civil Jury Instructions (BAJI).

Style Manuals

Legal Newspapers & Blogs