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Going to Federal Court in California? The Rutter Group Can Help

Litigators in the Ninth Circuit's district courts work on some of the most innovative and forward-thinking cases filed in the country. For years now, federal litigators in California have trusted The Rutter Group's Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial, California and Ninth Circuit Edition. (Disclosure: The Rutter Group is part of Thomson Reuters, FindLaw's parent company.)

The bestselling guide has been updated for 2017 with new cases, statutes, and the information you need to help you litigate in California's federal courts. The guide organizes the leading precedents and applicable statutes by issue and exhaustively indexes each topic, so that no matter which road you take, you'll always get where you need to go.

Rutter Knows Civ Pro

Trouble with out-of-state service, or service by publication? Don't know whether you should file for sanctions? Curious if you'll be liable for sanctions for a procedural mistake? Or are you a state court litigator that's just not sure what to do or what a federal court will do to you?

When it comes to civil procedure, The Rutter Group is known coast to coast as one of the best practice resources. Whether you need a form for a motion, or the case law and research to oppose one, The Rutter Group has you covered with an updated and time-tested form library.

The most recent update was written by two current federal court justices, judges Beverly Reid O'Connell and Karen L. Stevenson. The new authors bring their years of federal litigation experience, in addition to their judicial perspective, to the 2017 annual update, providing new practice pointers alongside the updated relevant authorities.

What Can The Rutter Group Guide Do for You?

The Rutter Group's Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial, California and Ninth Circuit Edition can do much to benefit individual attorneys, as well as whole firms. For starters, it can significantly cut down on time spent researching, and on cite checking forms. Additionally, as a regularly updated and printed resource, it is immune to the internet going out, and won't require multiple costly subscriptions for each attorney, paralegal, and summer intern who gets asked to look something up.

It can even help prepare you for new client meetings by allowing you to quickly brush up on the leading authorities for a client's issue that you may not be familiar with. In just a few minutes of reading, you'll be better prepared to assess a potential new case, and you might figure out the right questions to ask before committing to a client.

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