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Cases and Materials on California Civil Procedure, 5th

The casebook addresses procedures unique to California practice that are not generally presented in the first-year course in civil procedure. The case selection, notes and text all reinforce the perspective of a practitioner choosing knowledgeably between state and federal court. Cases and notes address many state/federal differences in all major areas of civil procedure, such as: pleading, discovery, right to trial by jury, alternative dispute resolution, settlement, res judicata, and appeals.

Levine's Civil Procedure in California: State and Federal, 2016 Edition

This Levine's Civil Procedure in California supplement is designed to be used in conjunction with any of the existing civil procedure casebooks. It includes the restyled Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, procedural statutes, state rules of court, and illustrative forms. The cases highlight areas commonly addressed in first-year civil procedure courses, but demonstrate how California procedure differs from its federal counterpart.

Levine and Shapell's Quick Review of California Civil Procedure, 3d

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of California civil procedure, convenient for class or exam preparation. It provides clear and concise explanations of topics not usually covered in the standard first-year course on civil procedure, highlighting where California's law diverges from federal practice. The book includes self-testing and diagnostic review questions and case illustrations, which are capsule summaries of significant cases identifying important facts, primary issues, and relevant law. It also provides numerous essay, true-false and multiple-choice questions with model answers and detailed explanations.

Slomanson's California Civil Procedure in a Nutshell, 5th

The new edition of California Civil Procedure in a Nutshell is designed to bridge the gap between law school and law practice. While the booklet cannot provide legal advice, it will benefit these audiences in the following ways: (1) law students will consider it an effective aid for learning the key differences between their state and federal procedure courses; (2) bar applicants, who could not benefit from an upper-division course in California Civil Procedure, will value this booklet as a succinct pathfinder in their journey to enter the profession; (3) new associates will deem it a handy resource for their preliminary research; and (4) all readers will view its multiple Tables as pictures worth a thousand words.

Readability has been improved by placing the accompanying legal citations, with pinpoint cites, at the end of most paragraphs. Citing only the official reporter (when available) facilitates both brevity and flow. The ubiquitous case and statutory quotes promote an appreciation of content. One studying for an exam might find these citations helpful, when using the front-matter Table of Cases to link this Nutshell to your professor's particular course. They are also invaluable short-cuts, for law clerks and associates in search of a handy reference tool.

The multiple end-of-paragraph parentheticals contain cite-specific reference phrases for reader convenience. This technique avoids the textual narrative being interrupted with sentence-by-sentence citation. It further eschews those ghastly, interruptive, downstairs doorbell-ringing footnotes-while retaining the flanking citations necessary for efficient legal research.

This Nutshell's companion webpage is located here.It offers true-false and multiple choice quizzes, designed to open doors which were previously ajar. This e-component contains:
  • chapter review questions-intended to simultaneously evoke both true and false responses;
  • answers-to facilitate self-assessment;
  • a new multiple choice review segment; and
  • answers-to support learning objectives

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