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xxx, 344 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Jurisdiction, venue and conflict of laws
  • Parties, pleadings and joinder
  • Discovery
  • Disposition without trial
  • Trial
  • Sentencing and enforcing judgments
  • Appellate review
  • Prior adjudication.
Law Library (Crown)
xxiv, 196 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • The research process and legal analysis
  • Legal research techniques
  • Judicial opinions
  • Researching judicial opinions
  • Constitutions
  • Statutes
  • Legislative history
  • Administrative law
  • Updating legal authority
  • Secondary sources and practice aids
  • Planning a research strategy and organizing research results
  • Legal citation.
Law Library (Crown)
xxx, 579 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Series foreword by G. Alan Tarr -- Preface (with Acknowledgments) -- Foreword by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye -- Part one: The History of California Constitution -- Part two: The California Constitution and Commentary -- Preamble -- Article I Declaration of Rights -- Article II Voting, Initiative and Referendum, and Recall -- Article III State of California -- Article IV Legislative -- Article V Executive -- Article VI Judicial -- Article VII Public Officers and Employees -- Article IX Education -- Article X Water -- Article XA Water Resources Development -- Article XB Marine Resources Protection Act of 1990 -- Article XI Local Government -- Article XII Public Utilities -- Article XIII Taxation -- Article XIIIA Tax Limitation -- Article XIIIB Government Spending Limitation -- Article XIIIC Voter Approval for Local Tax Levies -- Article XIIID Assessment and Property-Related Fee Reform -- Article XIV Labor Relations -- Article XV Usury -- Article XVI Public Finance -- Article XVIII Amending and Revising the Constitution -- Article XIX Motor Vehicle Revenues -- Article XIXA Loans from the Public Transportation Account or Local Transportation Funds -- Article XIXB Motor Vehicle Fuel Sales Tax Revenues and Transportation Improvement Funding -- Article XIXC Enforcement of Certain Provisions -- Article XX Miscellaneous Subjects -- Article XXI Redistricting of Senate, Assembly, Congressional and Board of Education Districts -- Article XXII Architectural and Engineering Services -- Article XXXIV Public Housing Project Law -- Article XXXV Medical Research -- Bibliography -- Table of Cases -- Index -- About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199988648 20160619
The California Constitution is one of the longest in the world and has been revised over 500 times since its original drafting in 1849. In its current incarnation, the constitution reflects the state's mistrust of elected officials, gives cities and towns broad home rule powers, and outlines governance for the state's university system. The California State Constitution provides an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the state's basic governing charter. In addition to an overview of California's constitutional history, it offers an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing the many significant changes that have been made since its initial drafting in 1849. This treatment, along with a table of cases, index, and the bibliography provides an unsurpassed reference guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of California's constitution. The second edition updates and expands the previous edition published in 1993. The book provides new analysis, with citations to court decisions and relevant scholarly commentary, as well as accompanying explanations and a lengthy introduction to provide historical and thematic context. This new edition also contains a foreword by the current Chief Justice of California, Tani Cantil-Sakauye. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199988648 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
434 pages : forms ; 28 cm
  • Looking for a place and renting it
  • Sharing a home
  • All about rent
  • Discrimination
  • Tenant's right to privacy
  • Major repairs & maintenance
  • Minor repairs & maintenance
  • Improvements, alterations, & satellite dishes
  • Injuries on the premises
  • Environmental hazards
  • Crime on the premises
  • Breaking a lease, subleasing, and other leasing problems
  • Security deposits and last month's rent
  • Overview of evictions and tenancy terminations
  • The eviction lawsuit
  • Renter's insurance
  • Condominium conversion
  • Lawyers, legal research, and mediation.
Law Library (Crown)
437 pages ; 28 cm
  • All about workers' compensation
  • Protecting your rights
  • Workers' compensation benefits
  • Settling your case
  • The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
  • Beyond this book.
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 669 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Pioneers on the bench : the California Supreme Court, 1849-1879 / Charles J. McClain
  • The court and the new constitution in an era of rising industrialism, 1880-1910 / Gordon Morris Bakken
  • The California Supreme Court in an age of reform, 1910-1940 / Lucy E. Salyer
  • The Gibson era, 1940-1964 / Charles J. McClain
  • The liberal court : ascendency and crisis, 1964-1987 / Harry N. Scheiber
  • The Lucas years, 1987-1996 / Bob Egelko
  • Defining a branch, finding the center : the George court, 1996-2010 / Molly Selvin.
Law Library (Crown)
450 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm
  • An overview
  • First steps in settling an estate
  • Who are the heirs and beneficiaries?
  • What is the decedent's estate?
  • Preparing a schedule of the assets and debts
  • How to identify the best transfer procedure
  • What about taxes?
  • Transferring title to real property
  • How to transfer securities
  • Joint tenancy property
  • Transferring small estates under $150,000
  • How to transfer trust property and property subject to life estates
  • An overview of the probate court process
  • Conducting a simple probate court proceeding
  • Handling property that passes outright to the surviving spouse or domestic partner
  • If you need expert help
  • Glossary
  • Appendix A: California probate code sections 13100-13106
  • Appendix B: Judicial council forms
  • Appendix C: Non-judicial-council forms.
When you've lost a loved one, the inevitable legal matters can seem difficult and confusing. But in most cases, probate involves little more than routine paperwork to transfer assets to family members and other beneficiaries. How to Probate an Estate in California explains, step-by-step, how to wrap up a basic estate. Whether you do it yourself or work with a lawyer, you'll save money and time. Find out how to: read and understand a will or trust; determine who inherits if there is no will; pay bills and taxes; complete and file all necessary court paperwork; collect life insurance and other death benefits; transfer real estate, securities, vehicles, and other assets to heirs and beneficiaries; transfer some assets without probate. The completely updated 23rd edition provides the latest laws, tax information, forms, and court procedures.
Law Library (Crown)
30 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
338 pages ; 28 cm
  • Choosing a legal structure
  • Picking a winning business name
  • Choosing a business location
  • Drafting an effective business plan
  • Pricing, bidding, and billing projects
  • Federal, state, and local start-up requirements
  • Risk management
  • Paying your taxes
  • Laws, taxes, and other issues for home businesses
  • Entering into contracts and agreements
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and financial management
  • Small business marketing 101
  • E-business : selling and marketing online
  • Planning for changes in ownership
  • Building your business and hiring workers
  • Getting legal and other professional help
  • Appendix A. California small business resources and contact information
  • Appendix B. How to use the interactive forms on the Nolo website.
Law Library (Crown)
volumes ; 25 cm
Law Library (Crown)
volumes (loose-leaf) : forms ; 26 cm
  • Introduction
  • Historical origins
  • Substantive reach of California's Unfair Business Practices Act (Bus. & Prof.C. §17200)
  • The law of false advertising
  • Defending claims brought under California's unfair competition and false advertising laws
  • Who may be liable?
  • Procedure under the unfair competition law
  • Remedies available for unfair business practices
  • Law enforcement cases
  • The Consumers Legal Remedies Act
  • Appendix A. Text of Business & Professions Code sections 17200 and 17500 and selected accompanying provisions.
Law Library (Crown)
1 volume (various pagings) : forms ; 27 cm
  • Overview and organization
  • Unit One. Right and duties of the prosecutor
  • Rights and duties to acquire evidence
  • Rights and duties to preserve evidence
  • Duties to disclose evidence
  • Unit Two. Rights and duties of the defense
  • Rights and duties to acquire evidence
  • Rights and duties to preserve evidence
  • Rights and duties to disclose evidence
  • Unit Three. Privileges and other defenses to discovery
  • Federal constitutional privileges and defenses
  • Federal statutory privileges and defenses
  • State constitutional privileges and defenses
  • State statutory privileges and defenses
  • Unit Four. Third party discovery
  • Third-party discovery methods
  • Third-party discovery methods outside the criminal litigation
  • Unit Five. Review of discovery rulings
  • Writ and appellate review
  • Unit Six. Discovery after criminal verdict
  • Post-verdict discovery mechanisms.
Law Library (Crown)
396 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm
  • Evictions in California : an overview
  • Eviction for nonpayment of rent
  • Eviction by 30-day or 60-day notice
  • Eviction for lease violations, property damage, or nuisance
  • Eviction without a three-day or other termination notice
  • Filing and serving your unlawful detainer complaint
  • Taking a default judgment
  • Contested cases
  • Collecting your money judgment
  • When a tenant files for bankruptcy
  • Eviction of tenants in rental property purchased at foreclosure
  • Appendix A: Rent control charts
  • Appendix B: How to use the interactive forms on the Nolo website
  • Appendix C: Forms.
Law Library (Crown)
474 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
  • The California landlord's legal companion
  • Renting your property : how to choose tenants and avoid legal pitfalls
  • Understanding leases and rental agreements
  • Basic rent rules
  • Rent control
  • Security deposits
  • Property managers
  • Getting the tenant moved in
  • Lawyers, legal research, eviction services, and mediation
  • Discrimination
  • Cotenants, subtenants, and guests
  • The landlord's duty to repair and maintain the property
  • The landlord's liability for dangerous conditions, criminal acts, and environmental health hazards
  • The landlord's right of entry and tenant's privacy
  • Raising rents and changing other terms of tenancy
  • Retaliatory rent increases and evictions
  • The three-day notice to pay rent or quit
  • Self-help evictions, utility terminations, and taking tenants' property
  • Terminating tenancies
  • When a tenant leaves : month-to-month tenancies, fixed-term leases, abandonment, and death of a tenant
  • Returning security deposits
  • Property abandoned by a tenant
  • Appendixes: Rent control chart ; How to use the interactive forms on the Nolo website.
Choosing tenants, preparing a lease, avoiding fair housing violations, and handling deposits according to law are just a few of the procedures California landlords must master or risk losing money or facing legal hassles. For nearly 30 years, this book has been guiding landlords safely and efficiently through the maze of regulations that affect them, and keeping them profitable and out of legal hot water.
Law Library (Crown)
volumes (loose-leaf) ; 26 cm
Law Library (Crown)
iv, 92 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
447 pages : forms ; 23 cm
  • Basics of small claims court in California
  • Do you have a good case?
  • Can you collect your money if you win?
  • How much should you sue for?
  • When should you sue?
  • Settling your dispute
  • Who can sue?
  • Suing different kinds of defendants
  • Where can you sue?
  • Filing fees, court papers, & court dates
  • Serving your papers
  • The defendant's options
  • Getting ready for court
  • Witnesses
  • Your day in court
  • Motor vehicle repair cases
  • Motor vehicle purchase cases
  • Bad debts: initiating and defending cases
  • Motor vehicle accident cases
  • Landlord-tenant cases
  • Miscellaneous cases
  • Disputes between small businesses
  • Judgment and appeal
  • Collecting your money
  • Legal research
  • Appendix A: Major California consumer laws
  • Appendix B: Legal jargon for California small claims court.
Law Library (Crown)
xxii, 1140 pages ; 26 cm.
This coursebook provides a systematic comparison of the Evidence Code's and Federal Rules' approaches to admissibility. Transcripts of witness examinations help students visualize the process of presenting and objecting to evidence. The book combines the problem and witness examination approach with text, not cases, that sets out the law of evidence in a clear and concise manner. It discusses major cases and the policies and concepts underlying the rules, not just the rules themselves. The end of each chapter includes the text of the code sections and rules discussed in that chapter. A teacher's manual is available to adopting professors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780314286871 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
420 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm
  • First things
  • How to read your ticket
  • What are the consequences?
  • Speed violations and radar
  • Other moving violations
  • Tickets that don't appear on your record
  • The serious offenses (misdemeanors)
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Should you fight your ticket / should you get a lawyer
  • Fighting an infraction citation
  • Preparing for trial
  • Trials before a judge (without a jury)
  • Handling a misdemeanor charge : arraignment to jury trail
  • Sentencing
  • License suspensions by the DMV
  • Appealing a conviction
  • Staying out of trouble
  • Appendix A: Using the interactive forms
  • Appendix B: Forms.
This do-it-yourself book helps readers put the brakes on higher insurance rates and clueless encounters with the law. Written in plain English for everyday drivers. Fight Your Ticket & Win in California explains how to deal with all sorts of violations, including: - moving violations - driving with a suspended license - reckless driving - drunk driving - pedestrian and bicycle violations - defective equipment - and more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781413301878 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Economic theory and the evolution of water law
  • Water and the technologies of mining
  • Watering the diggings : the development of the ditch industry
  • The informal law of the mining camps
  • Origins of the common law of mining and water rights
  • The origins of prior appropriation
  • Water quality and the law of nuisance
  • Bursting dams and the law of nuisance
  • Conclusions.
Fresh water has become scarce and will become even more so in the coming years, as continued population growth places ever greater demands on the supply of fresh water. At the same time, options for increasing that supply look to be ever more limited. No longer can we rely on technological solutions to meet growing demand. What we need is better management of the available water supply to ensure it goes further toward meeting basic human needs. But better management requires that we both understand the history underlying our current water regulation regime and think seriously about what changes to the law could be beneficial. For Golden Rules, Mark Kanazawa draws on previously untapped historical sources to trace the emergence of the current framework for resolving water-rights issues to California in the 1850s, when Gold Rush miners flooded the newly formed state. The need to circumscribe water use on private property in support of broader societal objectives brought to light a number of fundamental issues about how water rights ought to be defined and enforced through a system of laws. Many of these issues reverberate in today's contentious debates about the relative merits of government and market regulation. By understanding how these laws developed across California's mining camps and common-law courts, we can also gain a better sense of the challenges associated with adopting new property-rights regimes in the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226258676 20160618
Law Library (Crown)