NOTE: You may view excerpts from both books here. Because the excerpts are from earlier versions of our books, they should not be relied upon for content. Instead, please view them as examples of what the publications contain and how they are organized and written so that you can decide whether they would be beneficial to you.
Please start by taking a look at LBTN’s Table of Contents. By seeing how the book is organized and the chapters broken down, you can get an idea of the “task-oriented” nature of the book as well as its step-by-step approach.
Table of Contents of California Civil Litigation and Discovery (“CCLD” or “Substantive Companion”).
Note that the focus is more substantive as opposed to procedural, and it covers topics not addressed in LBTN, e.g., jurisdiction, elements of causes of action, discovery plans, deposition summaries, trial, appeal.
Next, we’ll go through the first six of the nine chapters of LBTN, and view excerpts from each. Where applicable, we provide related excerpts from CCLD.
LBTN Chapter 1 – “Appearance By Plaintiff”
LBTN Chapter 4 – “Appearance By Defendant”
LBTN contains three additional chapters (Pretrial, Settlement & Dismissal, Judgment & Enforcement). CCLD contains several more chapters, with information on trial preparation and appellate practice. Please refer to their respective Tables of Contents (links at top of page) for more information.