50th Anniversary Edition!
- An essential resource for anyone conducting California legal research, covering traditional and lesser-known areas of the law
- Contributors include over a dozen California legal experts to ensure comprehensive coverage
- Provides historical and current perspectives on legal resources
- Contains 16 years’ worth of updates!
New to the 9th Edition
With this latest edition to Henke’s California Law Guide, readers will find:
- Each chapter has been completely revised
- Contributions from several experts in California law
- New chapters, such as California Tribal Law & Government and California Legal History
- Unique charts and diagrams, such as a chronological chart of the justices of the California Supreme Court
- New appendices, including one on Case Authority
This newest edition also reflects the shifting landscape of legal education and practice, such as changing demographics within legal practice, the advancement of legal databases, an increase in the number of California agencies, and the age of digitization. It also reflects the wealth of court opinions and legislation that have passed since the publication of the previous edition in 2006.
About This Title
Elevate your California legal research with Henke’s California Law Guide—a trusted and respected guide in the legal community for over 50 years. Originally authored by Professor Dan Henke, this celebratory edition has been updated and expanded by a team of over a dozen experts, including co-editors Daniel Martin and Laura Cadra, to cover both traditional and lesser-known areas of California law, such as tribal law and legal history.
Whether you’re a law student, attorney, or legal researcher, Henke’s California Law Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the legal research process and the different types of resources available for California law. From constitutions to statutes, cases to regulations, local government sources to law libraries, this guide covers it all from both a historical and current-use perspective.
Plus, with helpful appendices containing bibliographies, charts, directories, and lists of key legal figures, institutions, and vendors, this title contains a comprehensive wealth of resources all in one convenient location. Editions 1-8 of this title are available within HeinOnline’s Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf database.
About the Editors
Professor Daniel Martin received his M.L.S. from Indiana University and his J.D. from the University of Texas. He has worked in libraries for fifty years, including the last thirty directing academic law libraries and teaching legal research in California. In the mid-1990s, with encouragement from Dan Henke, Professor Martin took over the editing responsibility for Henke’s California Law Guide and has directed the production of the third through the eighth editions of the book.
Laura Cadra received her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law and her M.L.I.S. from UC Berkeley. She has worked as a reference librarian in law libraries for thirty years and has taught a variety of legal research courses to law students and members of the public.