Website Spotlight: California Courts & California Legislature

california_courts2California Courts

The California Courts website provides a no-cost, full-text, searchable database of all published California Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions from 1850 to the present. Slip opinions for recent decisions (both published and unpublished) are posted to the website within hours of being filed. The advanced search function allows for terms and connectors searching powered by LexisNexis®. The California Courts website also provides free access to Judicial Council Forms, Court Rules for all California courts, a self-help center for pro se litigants, court statistics, and other reference and informational materials.

california_legislature1California Legislature

The California Legislative Counsel provides a no-cost, full-text, searchable database of the California Codes, the California Constitution, and the text, history, status of each bill introduced from 1993-present in each of its draft forms. On the California Legislature website you can also find all bill analyses prepared by legislative committees, any veto messages, all statutes enacted on or after January 1, 1993, a list of matters pending on the Assembly or Senate floor, a list of the committees and their members, Rules of the Legislature, the Legislative Calendar, the schedule of legislative committee hearings, and more.

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