California

E-Resources

 

  • California codes and Constitution - Unannotated version of the current text of California's state codes. Users may display the text in a table of contents or search by keyword.
  • The 2021 Summary of Court–Related Legislation has brief descriptions of new California laws in 2022, arranged according to subject matter, that affect the courts or that are of general interest to the judicial branch.
  • California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal opinions - Searchable official reports.
  • California briefs - Contact the LA Law Library who maintains an online repository of California Supreme Court and California Courts of Appeal briefs from 1999-present.
  • California legislation - The official site of the legislative branch of California enables users to find bill information from the State Assembly and State Senate from 1993 to the current legislative session.  Go to the Clerk of the California State Assembly to read the Assembly's archived journals, histories, and Statutes and Amendments to the Code since 1850. HathiTrust also has over 4,000 California Assembly and Senate publications from 1849-2009 in its digital repository, including many Senate and Assembly bills. For an easy Statute-to-Bill numbers converter (1900-2020), you can use this tool provided by California's Witkin State Law Library.
  • California Code of Regulations - The text of the regulations of California's state agencies. Users may view a listing of state agencies, view contents, or search the entire 28 titles (with the exception of Title 24 Building codes).
  • California Building Standards Code - the regulations pertaining to building standards can be found in the California Building Standards Code, also referred to as Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR).
  • California Attorney General opinions - Full-text searchable opinions dating back to 1985. Searchable by word, phrase, opinion number or yearly index.
  • California Appeals Process Plain and Simple - from the California Appellate Courts Self-Help Resource Center.
  • California attorneys - Information on attorneys and services to the public from the State Bar of California.
  • California ballot measures - Provided by the U.C. Hastings Law Library, this database is a comprehensive, searchable source of California ballot propositions and initiatives from 1911-present. It includes the full text of individual ballot propositions, related legal and legislative history, and the full ballot pamphlets. For ballot initiatives, it contains the full text of the individual initiatives, accompanying material relating to their filing & qualification, and related official documents.
  • California county law libraries - The Council of California County Law Librarians welcomes you to your county public law library.
  • The California Courts Self-Help Center also provides its information in Spanish at Centro de Ayuda.
  • California driver education - Free practice tests in English and Spanish for the California Department of Motor Vehicle's written examinations.
  • California election districts 2022 - This CalMatters tool let's you look up your new legislative and congressional districts.
  • California Guideline Child Support calculator - This calculator provides only an estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be ordered. The Court Commissioner or Family Law Judge has the final authority to determine the amount of a child support order.
  • CA.gov - State of California's official homepage.
  • California jury instructions - The Judicial Council of California has adopted award-winning plain language civil and criminal jury instructions that accurately convey the law using language that is understandable to jurors.
  • Central California Appellate Program (CCAP) - a nonprofit law office serving the Third and Fifth District Courts of Appeal, and dedicated to improving the quality of indigent representation in criminal, juvenile, dependency and mental health appeals.
  • LawHelp California - A free client-focused website featuring over 450 referrals to free legal aid and court services, as well as sliding scale legal programs and lawyer referral services. The site also hosts links to over 1,800 self-help legal materials.
  • Nolo books - Tulare County residents can access the electronic versions of these popular do-it-yourself legal books from home!  Enter our two letter state abbreviation CA in the first box and our password TULARE .
  • Sacramento County Public Law Library - Our law library colleague has a very informative website filled with helpful guides and forms.
  • Statute of Limitations - The period of time during which you can file a lawsuit varies depending on the type of legal claim. Here you will find the statutes of limitations for some common types of legal disputes.
  • Victims of Crime Resource Center - Free information on victims' legal rights, an online victim resources directory, and victim-related publications. Users can connect with professional staff and law clerks via live-chat.