Turn research into results with the only California-specific legal know-how solution.

Streamlining Legal Workflows for Attorneys

Work faster, draft smarter, and plan for what comes next. 

You already know how to research what the law is and how to find the right cases and statutes. What you really need is to move beyond practice guides and traditional legal research as quickly as possible, so you can deliver the high-value strategic analysis that saves you time and your clients money. 

Practitioner’s Workflows, How-To Guides, Strategy Notes, Charts, Checklists, and annotated Sample Documents empower you to complete even unfamiliar tasks with skill and confidence, while helping you understand the broader context of your legal matter so you can plan for what comes next. Start smarter, understand the big picture, learn from the experts, draft quickly, and advise your clients.    


All Practitioner resources are written by California lawyers, for California lawyers, so you won’t waste time adapting language or tactics meant for another state.

Strategize & Think Ahead

Use Workflows to understand the chronology of the major tasks and issues necessary to navigate specific types of legal matters in your practice areas.

Ask the Experts

Use How-To Guides to learn how California judges want things done & find out how other experienced practitioners have approached the same task.

Draft with Confidence

Draft unfamiliar documents or cross-check the forms you already have, using detailed annotations on the use and adaptation of the language.

Do More in Less Time

Add client value, no matter the stage of your legal career: newer attorneys get a clear blueprint for their work while experienced practitioners benefit from sophisticated insight into the emerging issues in their field.

Integrated with Legal Research

The detail is there when you need it. Primary law with TrueCite™ and all your favorite practice guides are included in your subscription so you can move seamlessly between Practitioner and traditional legal research.


Work smarter by accessing all Practitioner’s resources via Workflows that provide a logical and dynamic overview of major categories of work and legal tasks required by specific types of California state and federal cases. Find the specific resource you need, when you need it, while understanding how that resource fits into the broader context of your case.  

Learn More

How-To Guides

Spend less time navigating the local rules of court and multiple pages on each court’s website. Let the judges in the California counties and district courts you practice in guide you through the proper procedure. Each How-To Guide provides clear, concise step-by-step guidance, including Judge’s Perspective notes, Practice Notes, and more. 

Learn More

Strategy Notes

The best lawyers always want to know how other experienced practitioners analyze the issues. Strategy Notes give you an outline of the key strategic and tactical considerations you should take into account when analyzing a new development in your practice area, approaching settlement negotiations, or advising your client.  

Learn More

Charts & Checklists

Not everything requires in-depth legal research. Sometimes all you need is a quick overview of the key tasks or issues, or a reminder to not to forget an important step. Includes Cause of Action Checklists that outline the key elements, statutes of limitations, relevant jury instructions, remedies, and damages for a particular claim.   

Learn More

Sample Documents

High-quality templates, forms, and standard clauses, with detailed Guidance Comment annotations explaining the document’s requirements, as well as how, when, or why to adapt the sample language or use an alternate clause. Downloadable in Word, either with or without Guidance Comments.  

Learn More

Learn more about Practitioner

Select the right practice areas to customize your Practitioner subscription — Browse our content to see what’s right for you.


Business Law

Litigate business disputes including breach of contract, partnership disputes, business torts, and insurance coverage issues. Use practical workflows and how-to guides to master the procedural requirements for different counties.

Learn More

CEB & Simmons Employment Litigation

Get Workflows for wage & hour, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. Rely on strategic insights and annotated sample documents by expert practitioners on PAGA, leave laws, wrongful termination, civil procedure, and other issues.

Learn More

Family Law

Handle divorce, child custody and support, marital settlement agreements, visitation, and more with CEB’s comprehensive California-focused coverage of Family Law, including the “green bible.” Confidently hand off work to paralegals and new associates with workflows and practical guidance.

Learn More

Litigation Practice & Procedure

Navigate California state and federal courts with confidence. Get county- and district court-specific guidance from judges, Workflows that cover drafting and responding to complaints, discovery, motion practice, trial preparation, and more.

Learn More

Real Property Litigation

Litigate disputes arising out of real property purchase and sale contracts, disputes with brokers, and title disputes. Master litigation practice and procedure in the counties where you have a case, using workflows and other guidance tools.

Learn More

Trust & Probate Litigation

Navigate the complex interplay of the Probate Code, Civil Code, Code of Civil Procedure, and Evidence Code when litigating will and trust disputes, or elder law litigation.

Learn More

More practice areas coming soon, including coverage of transactional matters. 

Still need primary law and secondary sources? Don’t worry — You get those too.

Practitioner is your all-in-one practical guidance and legal research solution. All subscriptions include CEB’s primary law research tool with TrueCite™, our powerful case law citator. Plus, you get a comprehensive set of curated practice guides in your chosen practice area(s).

Primary Law with TrueCite™

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. Plus, TrueCite™’s color-coded treatment flags let you know at a glance whether a case is still good law.

California-Focused 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, in curated practice area libraries that meet the needs of California lawyers.

Compare Practitioner to other legal research solutions.