The Rutter Group California Practice Guide, Civil Procedure Before Trial, is a secondary source published by Thomson Reuters. Casetext is not affiliated with the Rutter Group or Thomson Reuters. However, starting June 6, 2022, Casetext will offer access to practice guides and forms through a partnership with James Publishing. Since 1981, James Publishing has provided practical law books that are loaded with time-saving motions and pleadings, client letters, and step-by-step procedural checklists, pattern arguments, model questions, pitfalls to avoid, and practice tips.
You can find detailed guidance on California civil procedure, including practice pointers, forms, and step-by-step pretrial procedure guidance, in the publication "California Pretrial Practice & Forms" from James Publishing, available for purchase through Casetext. Topics covered in this publication include:
Strategic considerations for taking a new case, including pre-lawsuit investigations
Detailed guidance regarding the proper parties to a case, including standing, joinder, intervention, and interpleader
Jurisdiction and venue considerations
Requirements for issuing a summons and strategic considerations regarding service of summons
Default judgments, including how to obtain a default judgment and how to seek relief or cure a default judgment
Requirements for proper pleadings, as well as practice pointers for attacking the pleadings
Anti-SLAPP motions, demurrers, and other California procedures for challenging a lawsuit at its outset
Detailed guidance regarding all discovery methods permitted by California law
Law and motion practice pointers
TROs, injunctions, and other provisional remedies
Availability of sanctions for discovery misuse and other grounds.
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