Hot Off the Press - Selected New Titles Added to the Collection
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California Basic Practice Handbook (CEB). Designed to prepare new solo practitioners “no matter what comes through the door,” this 2-volume set starts with the essentials of opening a law practice, and expands into procedural and substantive areas, including the basics of pretrial discovery, uncontested dissolutions, criminal law, landlord-tenant, personal injury, employment, estate planning, and debt collection cases. An excellent resource for anyone looking to gain familiarity with a new area of law.
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Civil Procedure Before Trial: Claims and Defenses (Rutter Group). Must-have guide to claims, defenses, and statutes of limitation to 50+ civil causes of action, including claims involving theories of negligence, intentional tort, strict liability, breach of contract, and Statutory actions in employment, consumer, and civil rights. Outlines for each claim diagram basic elements, key defenses, and primary remedies. Consider using this guide as a starting point of reference and as a companion to the more extensive California Affirmative Defenses set.
Opposing California Civil Motions: Model Opposition Briefs (Rutter Group). Save precious time under short opposition deadlines by “kick starting” the motion drafting process. Provides extensive templates with statutes, cases and court rules for opposing motions, such as motions to quash service of summons, continuances, demurrers, Anti-SLAPP, and discovery motions. Use with other Rutter Group guides, including California Law & Motion Authorities for Civil Cases and California Law & Motion Model Forms. Don’t miss the quick explanation of procedural motions and tentative rulings in the front of the book.
Cloud Computing for Lawyers (ABA). Cloud computing demystified! This new title features a discussion of fundamentals, an overview of legal cloud computing products, and step-by-step instructions for implementing cloud computing in your law practice, including practical tips for securing your data.
The Lawyer's Guide to Balancing Life & Work: Taking the Stress Out of Success, 2nd ed., (ABA). A guide to determining “how the law fits inside you, not how you fit inside the law.” Offers philosophical approaches, practical examples, and valuable exercises to help lawyers take control of their environment, reduce stress, cultivate creativity and passion, and achieve professional and personal satisfaction.
Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook: a Comprehensive Outline and Reference Tool, 13th ed. The newest edition of our most popular immigration law resource. A detailed synopsis of the law and reference guide to all federal and administrative cases, regulations, statutes, and agency rulings on significant issues related to immigration law. Includes an extensive subject-matter index, table of cases, and multiple tables of authorities to help find answers quickly and easily.
Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office, 16th ed. (Nolo). Laymen’s guide through the entire patent process, including: determining whether you can patent your invention, performing patent searches, filing provisional and formal patent applications, electronic filing, responding to examiners, and enforcing and maintaining your patent. Also includes updated U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms.
How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim, 8th ed., (Nolo). Handy, step-by-step guide to the personal injury insurance claim process. Topics include: how to protect your rights after an accident, determine what your claim is worth, handle a property-damage claim, deal with uncooperative doctors, lawyers, and insurance companies, counter the special tactics insurance companies use, prepare a claim for compensation, and negotiate a fair settlement.
California Judges Benchbook: Domestic Violence Cases in Criminal Court (CEB). Useful reference guide to domestic violence law in criminal cases, including sections on pretrial release considerations, case dispositions before trial, preliminary hearing and trial issues, and sentencing.
Disabilities and the Law, 4th ed. Comprehensive guide to the ADA and education, employment, public accommodations and services, transportation, and health care, including the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
Employment Damages and Remedies (CEB Looseleaf). This comprehensive and practical tool explains each remedy and item of damages; chapters include breach of contract, tort, antidiscrimination remedies, equitable remedies, attorney’s fees, and the Private Attorneys General Act.
Federal Civil Rights Acts, 3rd ed., by Rodney A. Smolla. This comprehensive treatise covers both traditional and newly expanded civil rights laws and provides extensive references to primary and secondary sources.
The Foreclosure Survival Guide, 3rd ed. (Nolo Press). In addition to extensive information on bankruptcy and foreclosure, this guide contains tips on nonprofit housing counselors, finding a lawyer, bankruptcy petition preparers, researching the law, and avoiding “rescue” scams. Also available for free online through our Nolo database, with access from your home or office.
Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians, by the Southern California Association of Law Libraries. This guide includes sections on basic legal research techniques for CA and Federal law research, how to read a legal citation, and self-help resources. Also online at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/scall/locating.htm
Making It Legal: a Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions (Nolo Press). This self-help guide breaks down the complex and everchanging rules of same-sex relationships; topics include marriage, premarital agreements, domestic partnerships, divorce, federal and interstate nonrecognition and other discrimination issues, and estate planning. Also available for free online through our Nolo database, with access from your home or office.
O’Connor’s California Practice Civil Pretrial 2012. This handy civil procedure manual is designed for the busy practitioner, organized in an easy to use chronological format with plain-English explanations and practice tips for each phase of litigation.
Realignment and California’s New Sentencing Structure, 2.5 hours MCLE credit, Versa-Tape. Judge (ret) Richard Couzens discusses new sentencing provisions, including changes in custody credit and the split/two-tiered sentence provisions.
Restatement of the Law Third Torts: Liability for Economic Harm, Tentative Draft No. 1. First draft of this new Restatement title begins with the topic of unintentional infliction of economic loss, including economic loss resulting from professional negligence, negligent performance of services, and negligent misrepresentation.