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Paralegal Studies: Reference Materials

A general guide for the beginning researcher.

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Legal Research

The Council of California County Law Librarians created this research guide  to help you learn the legal research process, with guidance on where to start and what resources to check as you research your legal problem. The sections of this mini-class are linked below so that you may skip to whatever section interests you.

Fillable Templates

Looking for a legal form in a hurry? Visit the website at the Sacramento County Public Law Library ( While most forms are very generic, some may not be acceptable by all counties in the state.

The pleading paper template below comes from the Riverside County Law Library.

Locating the Law

The Public Access to Legal Information (PALI) committee is pleased to present the newly revised edition of Locating the Law.

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The Bluebook