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Summer Clerks Research Guide

Strategies and research tips for working law students

Filing in California: Court Rules, Dockets, and Pleadings

Practice Tip: Use California-specific sources for background on litigation documents.

Before you File in a California Court

Consult both state and county court rules before filing. Important print and online sources for court rules include:

Dockets and Pleadings

Sources for dockets and pleadings include: