Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to get my books?

Orders received by 5:00 p.m. on a business day will typically ship by the next business day. We ship via USPS Priority Mail. Once shipped, delivery time within CA is 1-3 business days.

I'm in the L.A. area. Can I pick my books up instead of having them shipped?

No. Sorry. We’re not set up as a brick and mortar.

Do you offer student discounts?

Yes. Students should contact us for instructions.

Do you have any books other than Litigation By The Numbers® and California Civil Litigation and Discovery?

No, we do not have any other books.  That means we don’t have an estate planning book, a probate book, a family law book, a book for any other State, an appellate procedure book, or a federal procedure book. Sorry. But a Federal book is in the works!

Do the books cover Federal or Appellate procedure?

Litigation By The Numbers® covers California state court practice only. There are several references to Federal procedure in California Civil Litigation and Discovery and a short chapter on appeals. A Federal book is in the works!

What's the difference between Litigation By The Numbers® and California Civil Litigation and Discovery (or the Substantive Companion)?

Litigation By The Numbers® focuses on nuts and bolts of format, filing and service deadlines, Judicial Council forms, while California Civil Litigation and Discovery is more substantive. You can get a more detailed chapter-by-chapter explanation and see concrete examples by viewing our selected excerpts page.

Can I buy Litigation By The Numbers® now, and subscribe to the Update Service Subscription separately later?

Absolutely, but you will lose out on the free shipping offer, and you could forget to subscribe later!

Are the books used in law schools, paralegal schools, or legal secretary schools?

Yes! Many paralegal programs in California have adopted one or both of our books as texts for their civil litigation and civil procedure courses, e.g., UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, Cal State East Bay, San Diego Miramar, MTI College, Oxnard College, etc. Because they are so versatile, our books are also used as texts in California law schools and legal secretary schools. Click HERE for a list of schools that have adopted our books.

I've been out of the California civil litigation market for a while. Is there a way I can find out about changes made over the last few years?

Yes.  You’ll find an article about recent changes to the Code of Civil Procedure, the Rules of Court, and Judicial Council forms by clicking here to view “Are You Rusty On California Procedure”.

Can I find the books in a public law library?

Yes! Public law libraries throughout California have copies of both books at their reference desks. The books are widely used by attorneys, paralegals, and self-represented individuals. Click here to find out where!

What is "calendaring"?

Calendaring may be as simple as recording the date and time of a meeting in a calendar, but more often it requires the calculation of several dates in accordance with numerous codes and rules. Click here for more information.

What is "e-discovery" or "electronic discovery"?

Discovery of digitally or electronically stored information (“ESI”), e.g., information stored on computer hard drives, CD’s, cell phones, flash drives, network servers, etc. For some basic information, visit our E-discovery 101 page.

What is the difference between a motion to compel answers and a motion to compel further answers?

A motion to compel answers is where no answers are received. A motion to compel further answers is where inadequate answers are received. The latter motion requires compliance with at least 11 codes and rules, including strict time requirements, a good faith declaration, and a separate statement. Click here for more information.