California Resources

Courts
Judicial Branch of the State of California – Explains the California court system. Provides information on the activities of the Judicial Council and the Administrative Office of the Courts and provides access to local trial courts in California, Judicial Council Forms and Rules.
California Jury Instructions - California Judicial Council plain English civil and criminal jury instructions.
California Rules of Court – California Judicial Council (2003 on).
Commission on Judicial Performance – Independent state agency responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct and judicial incapacity.
Court Rules – LLRX Internet resource links to State Local Court Rules, State Court Rules, Federal Local Court Rules and Federal Court Rules.
United States Bankruptcy Court–Central District of California – Offers forms and basic information for those interested in filing for Bankruptcy. The nearest Bankruptcy Court for Ventura County is located in Santa Barbara.
2nd District Court of Appeal – Offers forms, e-file, and other information for filing appeals in Ventura County.
California Court of Appeal Briefs – Available from the Los Angeles County Law Library.
California Cases
California Courts- Judicial Branch of California – Full text official case opinions of the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal. This no-fee service is provided by LexisNexis.
Findlaw California – Search California Codes, case law, and more.
LEXISONE
LLRX Court Rules, Forms and Dockets – This site includes links to over 1,400 sources for state and federal court rules, forms and dockets. Browsing by “state, docket, California” you’ll get a list of the court sites that provide online access to case information..
California Codes and Legislative Information
California Codes
California Statutes – Search California statutes since 1993 by Chapter number or key word.
California Code of Regulations –  Full text, fully searchable.
Findlaw California – Search California Codes, case law, and more!
California Local Codes and Charters – Institute of Government Studies, University of California at Berkeley
California Legislature Bill Information -Search assembly and senate bills by keyword or bill number. Full-text since 1993 session.
How to Research Legislative Intent in California – A guide from the Sacramento County Law Library
Finding California Legislative History – a guide from the University of San Francisco School of Law
Legislative History Guide – A guide for accessing California Legislative Information on the Internet.
California State Assembly
California State Senate
California Ballot Measures Database — A comprehensive, searchable source of information on California ballot propositions and initiatives from 1911 to the present.
California Online Voter – California elections and voter information. California Secretary of State.
Legislative Analyst’s Office – LAO provides analysis and non-partisan advice to the Legislature on fiscal policy and issues.
Legislative History Clearinghouse – Fee based.
Legislative Intent Service – Fee based.
Legislative Research Incorporated – Fee based service, but also provides for free some very helpful guides and links for doing your own legislative intent research.

 

Agencies
California State Agencies – An index of links to state agencies, departments, divisions, boards commissions, and other state entities.
Office of the Attorney General
Department of Motor Vehicles
Employment Development Department
Franchise Tax Board
Medi-Cal
Secretary of State Business Portal – Corporations records, process of service and more.
State Board of Equalization
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
California Local Government Information Website
Legal Associations
Findlaw-California’s list of legal associations
California State Bar Association
Ventura County Bar Association