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Free Legal Resources : California Secondary Sources

California Jury Instructions

California's official jury instructions are a fast, free way to start your legal research.

California Secondary Sources Free Online

Secondary sources are books and articles about the law. Although they are not the law themselves, they are a good starting point for legal research because they summarize the law and provide citations to relevant statutes, cases, and regulations on a specific topic.

Because most secondary sources are copyrighted, you will usually need to go to a library to use them (see Libraries and Self Help Centers.) 

However, a few secondary sources are available for free online: