Litigation Practice & Procedure
Whether you’re representing individuals or large corporations, a civil litigator’s job is to obtain the swift, cost-effective, and favorable resolution of each dispute. From initial case assessment and investigation, to discovery, dispositive motions, settlement negotiations, trial practice, and writs and appeals, CEB offers the most comprehensive California-focused coverage of the procedural and evidentiary issues that arise at all phases of litigation. Your clients depend on your skilled, knowledgeable, and zealous representation to limit the negative impacts on their lives or their businesses – CEB can give you the competitive advantage you need in order to deliver.

With CEB’s Litigation research tool, you can: 

Practice Guides

Rely on CEB’s expert community of contributing judges and lawyers to frame and organize the legal issues for you before you dive into case law research or start drafting. The most trusted and comprehensive California-specific practice guides available. 

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Select Forms

Jump-start your drafting with select forms, available as part of many CEB practice guides. 

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Primary Law

Leverage our best-in-class legal search to find the most relevant content, fast. Narrow your results with advanced filters, including court, cause of action, procedural posture, and disposition. Coverage includes California Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court case law, as well as the California Codes and California Constitution.  

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Is that case still good? Find out at a glance. Color-coded treatment flags let you know immediately whether a case has negative history and which subsequent decision is responsible for the most critical treatment.  

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Included Titles

All practice guides are fully integrated with CEB’s Primary Law with TrueCite, so you don’t have to switch to a different platform to ensure the cases you’re citing are still good law.

Administrative Law

  • California Administrative Hearing Practice
  • California Administrative Mandamus

Appellate Law

  • California Civil Appellate Practice
  • California Civil Writ Practice
  • Handling Civil Appeals


  • Effective Introduction of Evidence in California
  • Jefferson’s California Evidence Benchbook
  • Laying a Foundation to Introduce Evidence (Preparing and Using Evidence at Trial)
  • Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony in California

Law Practice Management

  • California Basic Practice Handbook
  • California Client Communications Manual: Sample Letters and Forms
  • Fee Agreement Forms Manual

Litigation Practice & Procedure

  • California Attorney Fee Awards
  • California Attorney’s Guide to Damages
  • California Civil Discovery Practice
  • California Civil Litigation Reporter
  • California Civil Procedure Before Trial
  • California Expert Witness Guide
  • California Summary Judgment
  • California Trial Objections
  • California Trial Practice: Civil Procedure During Trial
  • Effective Direct and Cross-Examination
  • Enforcing Civil Money Judgments
  • Handling Depositions
  • Handling Expert Witnesses in California Courts
  • Handling Motions to Compel and Other Discovery Motions
  • Handling Subpoenas
  • Meeting Statutory Deadlines: During and After Litigation
  • Obtaining a Writ of Attachment
  • Persuasive Opening Statements and Closing Arguments
  • Preparing for Trial

Personal Injury

  • California Government Tort Liability Practice
  • California Liability Insurance Practice: Claims and Litigation

State & Local Government

  • The Municipal Law Handbook

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