California Legal Research

Use this as a guide to researching California law using any of these three tools: Legal encyclopedias/treatises, Annotated codes, or Case Digests.

Case Reporters

California Case Law Reporters

 
 
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CASE REPORTERS

 
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California Supreme Court

     
  California Reports (official) Cal., Cal. 2d, Cal. 3d., Cal. 4th KFC45 A2
  West's California Reporter Cal. Rptr., Cal. Rptr. 2d, Cal. Rptr. 3d KFC47 C32
  West's Pacific Reporter  P., P.2d, P.3d KF 135 P21

  California Courts of Appeal

 

 

 

  California Appellate Reports (official) Cal. App., Cal. App. 2d,
Cal. App. 3d, Cal. App. 4th
KFC48 A2
  West's California Reporter  (1959 – present) Cal. Rptr., Cal. Rptr. 2d, Cal. Rptr. 3d KFC47 C32
  West's Pacific Reporter
(pre-1959)
P. P.2d, P.3d KF135 P21

 
California Trial Courts

 

No published cases at trial level. Ask a reference librarian for help if you want to try to find a trial court decision.

 

 
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  California Superior Court, Appellate Department

 

 

 
  California Appellate Reports Supplement (bound with Cal. App.) (1929-present) Cal. App. Supp., Cal. App. 2d Supp.,
Cal. App. 3d Supp., Cal. App. 4th Supp.
KFC48 A2
  West's California Reporter (1959-present) Cal. Rptr., Cal. Rptr. 2d, Cal. Rptr. 3d KFC47 C32
  West's Pacific Reporter (1929-1959) P. P.2d, P.3d KF135 P21

 

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