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Litigation By The Numbers®

The Essential California Civil Litigation Handbook

Litigation By The Numbers® (Rev. July 2016)

There’s a rule for everything in California State Court litigation. The ones you have to follow to prepare and timely file and serve your document could be in the Code of Civil Procedure, the California Rules of Court, or, as is usually the case, both. There are mandatory court forms for various procedures as well. Litigation By The Numbers®, the 478-page California civil litigation handbook relied on by legal practitioners and their entire staff, brings all of those codes, rules, and forms together in one place, and explains the procedures step-by-step. More importantly, it’s updated every January and July to keep up with the code, rule, and form changes.

Watch our short video to see why LBTN is relied on by everyone in the law office from the most experienced attorney to the most inexperienced trainee!

For more information about LBTN, including Excerpts and Testimonials, hover over “About the Books” in the menu and make your selection.


California Civil Litigation and Discovery (“CCLD” or “Companion”) (Rev. Jan. 2016)

Revised in January 2016, CCLD is a 218-page coil bound book. It takes a substantive approach to litigation, e.g., what the pleadings should say (naming parties, jurisdiction, stating elements of causes of action), rather than what they look like and how they are filed and served; discovery strategies and drafting hints (scope of discovery, discovery plans, drafting written discovery, objections, and responses) rather than format, limits, and deadlines, etc.  For more about CCLD, including excerpts, click here.


Video: “Calendaring in State Court: Steps and Traps for the Unwary” (Introduced 2016!)

It doesn’t matter how perfect your papers are if they are filed or served late! To calendar correctly in California, one must identify and follow a ridiculous number of rules which change often! Our Calendaring Video will teach you how to do it correctly and point out traps and mistakes you can avoid. For a preview of the Calendaring Video and Testimonials, click here.

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Julie A. Goren, Esq.

has been involved in various aspects of California litigation for more than three decades. more