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CoLPS: Law Clinic Resource Guide for JD Students

This guide provides helpful resources for practicing law in a clinical internship setting

Practice Guides - Start Here

Practice guides are "how to" in nature, containing tips, checklists, and sometimes sample pleadings and other forms. Practice guides discuss important procedures that need to be followed, and also set forth the underlying substantive law

Practice Guides are the best place to start for practicing law in a clinical setting. 

Examples of Practice Guides include:

Rutter Group Practice Guides are published by West and available on WestlawEdge by navigating to "State Materials" > "California" > "Secondary Sources" > "Rutter Group Practice Guides & Other Publications" 

CEB provides expert step-by-step guidance, legal analysis, and forms you will need to practice law in California. The online platform for CEB is called OnLaw

Matthew Bender Practice Guides are published by Lexis and can be found on the Lexis database by going to "State Materials" > "California" > "All California Practice Guides"

Some important Matthew Bender series of Practice Guides include: CA Points & AuthoritiesCA Forms of Pleading & Practice - AnnotatedCalifornia Legal Forms--Transaction Guide and California Criminal Defense Practice