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The usual discovery requests don’t always get you what you need. Sometimes you’ll do better seeking a public record under the California Public Records Act (Govt C §§6250–6276.48). 
Requests for information from state agencies can be invaluable in some cases.

Sometimes a witness needs documents to refresh his or her recollection. This can lead to a tough choice for attorneys.
There’s a big downside to letting your witness review a document while testifying: The opposing attorney may be entitled to

Regardless of the subject matter and whether it’s a criminal or civil issue, these four tips will help you draft the strongest brief possible.
1. Shorter is better. Judges must read many legal papers every day, so they like short