2011 California Conference on Self-Represented Litigants

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2011 California Conference on Self-Represented Litigants Finding Forms – What Free Resources are Available at the Law Library June 9, 2011

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Types of Form Books Transactional: Generally of a business or value-based nature. Incorporate structures for contracts, wills, trusts, quit assert deed, leases, and so on. Arguing and Practice: Used when recording papers in most court procedures. Incorporate shape dialect for dissensions, answers, movements, and so forth

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Form Books Contain both example structures and clarifications about how to utilize the structures Can be classified: - General - Jurisdictional (e.g., state-particular, government) - Subject-particular Available on LexisNexis, Westlaw, CEB OnLaw and EBSCO database, Legal Information Reference Center

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Finding Form Books Law Library Catalogs Your Public Law Library – Council of California County Law Librarians http://www.publiclawlibrary.org/Key California Publishers Lexis/Matthew Bender; California Continuing Education of the BAR (CEB); Thomson West (Rutter Group, Bancroft Whitney); Nolo

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How would I Find Form Books at the LA Law Library? Include "structures" to your catchphrase seek in the Library's index: http://www.lalawlibrary.org/Combine various watchwords: - California - Federal - Forms - Drafting Subject region of law (e.g., "common method" or bankruptcy) Example: A catchphrase seek including the accompanying terms: California probate trust frames

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LA Law Library's Catalog

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LA Law Library's Catalog

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LA Law Library's Catalog

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LA Law Library's Catalog

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General Form Books Not particular to California Bender's Forms of Discovery (Main KF8900.A3 B46 1963) (likewise accessible on LexisNexis) American Jurisprudence Pleading and Practice Forms Annotated (Main KF8836.A45) American Jurisprudence Legal Forms (Main KF170.A542) West's Legal Forms (Main KF170.W47) Tip: When searching for a proper shape or methodology that runs with it, it is best to begin with the production that is particular to your ward (e.g., state, government).

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Popular California Form Books and Practice Guides LexisNexis Matthew Bender - California Forms of Pleading and Practice - California Points and Authorities - California Legal Forms: Transaction Guide Rutter Group California Practice Guide Series California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Practice Guides Bancroft-Whitney California Transaction Forms and California Civil Practice arrangement

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California Form Books: Pleading/Practice California Forms of Pleading and Practice Annotated (RR KFC1010 .A65 C3; additionally accessible on LexisNexis) Title underlines frames however a great deal more Encyclopedic scope Litigation-situated Obscure themes 55 free leaf volumes sorted out by point (one after another in order on spine) 2 volume file at end of set

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California Form Books: Pleading/Practice California Points and Authorities ( RR KFC1010 .C34 ; likewise accessible on LexisNexis) Citations to lawful powers for drafting notices of focuses and powers Litigation-arranged 24 free leaf volumes composed by point (sequentially on spine) 1 volume file at end of set

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California Form Books: Transactional California Legal Forms Transaction Guide ( RRKFC68 .C32 c.3 ; likewise accessible on LexisNexis) 36 free leaf volumes, sorted out by non-prosecution hone regions Business and charitable associations Real domain exchanges Commercial exchanges Wills & trusts Contracts Chapters adopt value-based strategy

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California Subject Specific Form Books Civil Procedure Before Trial Forms (Rutter) ( RR KFC1020 .C32 2004 , additionally accessible on Westlaw) California Civil Litigation Forms Manual (CEB) ( RR KFC1020 .A65 C34 , additionally accessible on CEB OnLaw) West's California Code Forms: Civil Procedure ( RR KFC995.A65 O35 2006 , additionally accessible on Westlaw)

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California Practice Guides Tip: Sample structures are additionally incorporated into practice guides, frequently in an Appendix, toward the end of a part or in a different friend reduced plate. Rutter California Practice Guides (additionally accessible on Westlaw) CEB (California Continuing Education of the Bar) productions (likewise accessible on CEB OnLaw) Bancroft-Whitney's California Civil Practice arrangement (additionally accessible on Westlaw)

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Rutter Guides California State and California Federal Courts Sets of 1 to 4 free leaf volumes Cover wide branches of knowledge Commonly alluded to by creator or by shade of set Civil Procedure Before Trial – Gray Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial – Red Family Law – Brown Landlord-Tenant – Purple Also accessible on Westlaw

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CEB Practice Guides California State Courts Sets of 1 to 3 free leaf volumes More particular than Rutter Guides California Eviction Defense Manual (CEB) versus California Practice Guide: Landlord-Tenant (Rutter) Also accessible on CEB OnLaw

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Self-Help Form Books Self-Help Form Books − Litigation by the Numbers (Lawdable Press) ( SHC KFC995.A65 G67 2003 ) Popular California Nolo titles (likewise accessible on EBSCO, Legal Information Reference Center) − Win Your Lawsuit ( SHC KFC968 .W56 ) − How to do your Own Divorce in California ( SHC KFC126 .H69 ) − California Tenants' Rights ( SHC KFC145 .C37 ) − 101 Law Forms for Personal Use ( SHC KF170 .O54 )

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Form Books Online Library databases - LexisNexis - Westlaw - CEB OnLaw - EBSCO, Legal Information Reference Center (Nolo)

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LexisNexis

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Sample Questions I had a default judgment entered against me. Can I get it expelled? Is there a frame? California Forms of Pleading and Practice Annotated (Lexis/Matthew Bender), Volume 43 Chapter 489 Relief From Judgments and Orders California Points & Authorities (Lexis/Matthew Bender), Volume 7, Chapter 70 Defaults California Practice Guide. Common Procedure Before Trial Forms (Rutter), Chapter 5. Defaults

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LexisNexis

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LexisNexis

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Sample Questions Where would I be able to discover the shape for a Power of Attorney? California Legal Transaction Guide (Lexis/Matthew Bender), Division VII Personal Transactions, Chapter 98 Powers of Attorney California Transactions Forms – Estate Planning (Westlaw) Chapter 8 Durable Powers of Attorney

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LexisNexis

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LexisNexis

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Westlaw

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Westlaw

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Westlaw

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Westlaw

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Westlaw

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Sample Questions Where would I be able to discover the shape for a request of for a writ of command? California Practice Guide. Common Appeals and Writs (Rutter), Chapter 15. Writs California Forms of Pleading and Practice Annotated (Lexis/Matthew Bender), Volume 31 Chapter 358 Mandate and Prohibition California Civil Writs Practice (CEB), Chapter 28 Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Forms

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Westlaw

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Westlaw

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Westlaw

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Westlaw

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CEB OnLaw

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Sample Questions Where would I be able to discover the shape for a protest? California Civil Procedure Before Trial (CEB) Chapter 23 Demurrers California Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial Forms (Rutter) Chapter 7A Attacking the Pleadings

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CEB OnLaw

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CEB OnLaw

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CEB OnLaw

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CEB OnLaw

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Sample Questions I have to ask for a continuation. Where would I be able to discover the shape? California Forms of Pleading and Practice Annotated (Lexis/Matthew Bender), Volume 13 Chapter 126 Continuances California Civil Procedure Before Trial (CEB), Chapter 42 Trial Preferences and Continuance Motions

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CEB OnLaw

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CEB OnLaw

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Nolo

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Sample Questions Where would I be able to discover the frame to sue somebody in California State Court? Win Your Lawsuit (Nolo) Litigation by the Numbers (Lawdable Press) California Forms of Pleading and Practice Annotated (Lexis/Matthew Bender), Volume 12, Chapter 123 Complaints and Cross Complaints; Volume 45, Chapter 518 Service of Summons and Other Papers; Volume 37, Chapter 425 Pretrial Proceedings

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Nolo

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Nolo

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Nolo

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Sample Questions I am being sued by a Visa organization. What frame do I use to react? Win Your Lawsuit (Nolo) Litigation by the Numbers (Lawdable Press) California Forms of Pleading and Practice Annotated (Lexis/Matthew Bender), Volume 3, Chapter 26 Answers

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Nolo

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Drafting a Pleading For state courts, must be made per California Rules of Court 2.100 – 2.119 in legitimate organization on arguing paper Format of a California dissension in California Forms of Pleading and Practice , ch. 123 – Complaints To make arguing, utilize Microsoft Word (renditions 2003 and prior) Pleading Wizard

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Start Pleading Wizard

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Sample: First-Page Format of Pleading Template

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