Up-to-date California Judicial Council Forms

30 years & 50 billion
judicial filings.

Essential Forms has been the most widely-used California Judicial Council Forms software for the past 30 years, and has been used by California attorneys to file more than 50 billion judicial filings. Essential Forms provides a reliable, CD-ROM solution for lawyers to easily and efficiently create, print, store, and eFile California Judicial Council Forms and county forms. Your annual subscription gives you the most up-to-date versions of judicial and county forms, weeks before they are available from public sources, so that you never run the risk of having a filing rejected because you used an out-of-date court form.  


Essential Forms includes:

  • All California Judicial Council Forms
  • Shrink-to-fit fonts, custom form groups, custom fields, and a database that automatically fills in new forms with shared data
  • Delivery twice a year, when California Judicial Council Forms are updated, on CD-ROM
  • Optional add-on County Forms Packages, updated electronically throughout the year whenever there is a change to a form or a new form is added

Add County Forms to your subscription:

Optional County Forms Packages are updated throughout the year whenever there is a change to a form or a new form is added, and include:

  • All Counties Forms Package (all California counties, except Alpine County, which does not currently have any county forms)
  • Bay Area Counties Forms Package (Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma Counties)
  • Capital Counties Forms Package (Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Tuolumne, and Yolo Counties)
  • Central Valley Counties Forms Package (Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Sacramento, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, Stanislaus, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare Counties)
  • SoCal Counties Forms Package (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties)

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