Frequently Asked Questions

How do I log into my account?

You may log into your account here: My Account page.

What is my PDF Password?

Your password is the email address you used to make your purchase. It is case sensitive.

Do you offer student discounts?

Yes. Students should email us for instructions.

Can I buy Back Updates to bring my book current?

The last two Updates are available for purchase. If you are missing more than two Updates, your book is too old to update. (We sell current materials and go backward a full year as a courtesy.) Please if you are in this situation, buy a new book and subscribe to the Update Service so that this does not happen again.

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

No. We’re not a brick and mortar. Online orders only.

Do you have any books other than LBTN and CCLD?

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, an unlawful detainer book, a federal procedure book . . .

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. 

What's the difference between LBTN and CCLD?

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’ll miss out on any free shipping offer, and you could forget to subscribe later! We may or may not remind you, and it’s possible that by the time you inquire, it’s too old to update. It’s obviously best to subscribe at the time of your LBTN purchase.

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!

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What is your return policy for hard copy books?

Hard copy returns must be received within thirty (30) days of your receipt in resaleable condition, i.e., the binder is not bent and the rings not broken, the pages are not torn, marked up, or missing. Returns meeting these requirements will be refunded in full EXCEPT for the shipping fee charged on your order. You must pay return shipping.

What is your return policy for PDF books?

Once downloaded, PDF’s are not refundable. (We know if you’ve downloaded a PDF as we have access to a report showing the date, time, and IP address to which the PDF is downloaded). Prior to download, they are fully refundable within thirty (30) days of purchase.