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Litigation By The Numbers®

The Essential California Civil Litigation Handbook

Litigation By The Numbers® (“LBTN”) (Rev. July 2014)


There’s a rule for everything in California State Court litigation. The ones you have to follow could be in the Code of Civil Procedure, the Rules of Court, or, as is usually the case, both. There are mandatory court forms, too. Failure to apply a current Code, Rule, or use a mandatory form can have very serious consequences, among them, waiving the right to do whatever it was you were attempting to do. That’s why Litigation By The Numbers® (“LBTN”) is the essential California civil litigation handbook.

LBTN, updated every January and July (current revision date is July 2014), is a loose leaf with 462 pages devoted solely to the intricacies of California civil litigation procedure. As it takes the reader through the life of a California state court civil lawsuit, it focuses on commonly-encountered tasks, e.g., preparing, filing, and serving pleadings; serving and responding to discovery; eFiling and eService; noticing and opposing motions; notifying the court of settlement; calendaring deadlines, etc. You’ll find:

  • An explanation of each task
  • A sample of the document or Judicial Council form necessary to accomplish that task
  • Associated filing and service deadlines
  • Key references to applicable California Code of Civil Procedure and California Rules of Court
  • Calendaring reminders and warnings
  • Featuring: 10-page sections on Calendaring in California State Court and on eFiling and eService in California State Court
  • Recent Updates cover C.C.P. Sec. 12c, mandatory eFiling and eService, Expedited Jury Trial Act, limits on length of depos, changes to telephone appearance rules, and more

California Civil Litigation and Discovery (“CCLD” or “Substantive Companion”)

Revised in January 2014, is a 230-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.

Several California paralegal schools and California law schools have adopted both books for their civil litigation and civil procedure courses. Click here for a list of those schools.

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