We Keep the Law Close at Hand

Well, we keep it close by keyboard.  And that is the way we think it should be to serve you.  We don't believe it is any longer feasible to turn to books and traditional libraries.  Westlaw by Thomson Reuters is a vast electronic library of cases and materials. Westlaw assists us in finding cases, determining if they are good law, following cases that comment or rely on the case we found, and even reviewing journals and books that discuss the case.  Instantly. Or as fast as one can read and click.  Our experience is that it is more difficult to feel confident that we have found a wide range of legal precedent and informative materials without online access. 

Times change.  Resources evolve.  Online electronic libraries are here to stay and we can't imagine practicing without them.

Our legal library includes a wide variety of materials.  The lists below are not exhaustive.  We are proud of our firm's commitment to accurate and in-depth legal research in our Ventura County legal community.*

Cases . . .

We have available all cases from the Supreme Court, all Federal Courts of Appeal, all United States District Courts, and all Bankruptcy Courts. We also have California state decisions in our virtual library.

Treatises, Guides, and Journals . . .

     - ABI's Bankruptcy Appeals Manual
     - Advanced Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice
     - Bankruptcy & Domestic Relations Manual
     - Bankruptcy & Its Impact on Domestic Relations & Family Law
     - Bankruptcy Desk Guide
     - Bankruptcy Desk Guide Index
     - Bankruptcy Evidence Manual
     - Bankruptcy Exemption Manual
     - Bankruptcy in Practice
     - Bankruptcy Issues for Commercial
     - Landlords, Tenants & Mortgagees
     - Bankruptcy Issues for State Trial Court Judges
     - Bankruptcy Law Fundamentals
     - Bankruptcy Law Fundamentals Index
     - Check to include Bankruptcy Law Manual in search
     - Bankruptcy Law Manual
     - Bankruptcy Law Manual Index
     - Bankruptcy Litigation
     - Bankruptcy Litigation Index
     - Bankruptcy Litigation Manual
     - Bankruptcy Litigation and Practice: A Practitioner's Guide
     - Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation
     - Bankruptcy Practice Handbook
     - Bankruptcy Practice Handbook Index
     - Bankruptcy Practice for the General Practitioner
     - Bankruptcy Practice for the General Practitioner Index
     - Bankruptcy Procedure Manual
     - Chapter 11 Reorganizations, Second Edition
     - Chapter 13 Practice & Procedure
     - Chapter 13 Practice & Procedure Index
     - Consumer Bankruptcy Manual
     - Creditors' Rights in Bankruptcy
     - Financial Handbook for Bankruptcy Professionals
     - First Day Motions
     - Fraudulent Transfers, Prebankruptcy
     - Planning & Exemptions
     - Fraudulent Transfers, Prebankruptcy
     - Planning & Exemptions Index
     - Law of Fraudulent Transactions
     - Law of Fraudulent Transactions Index
     - Norton Annual Review of International Insolvency
     - Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law
     - Norton Bankruptcy Law & Practice
     - Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser
     - Norton Creditors' Rights Handbook
     - Bankruptcy Terms in search
     - Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice 3d
     - Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms
     - Pre-Bankruptcy Planning for the Commercial Reorganization
     - Preference Defense Handbook
     - Rutter Group-California Practice Guide: Bankruptcy
     - Bankruptcy Law Letter
     - American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
     - American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review
     - American Bankruptcy Institute Conference Material
     - California Bankruptcy Journal
     - Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal
     - Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice

PeopleMap . . .

Bankruptcy due diligence relies on information from a wide range of sources, some more trustworthy than others. Westlaw® PeopleMap helps us provide you with information about your past and your connections. Life moves quickly. Years feel like weeks. PeopleMap helps us find properties in other states, former businesses, real estate transactions, prior addresses, and judgments and liens. Its deep cross-referencing and smart linking technology makes connections between people from billions of public records across the country, making it faster and easier for us to help you find assets, filings, records, and creditors.


*Not all services are appropriate to all clients.  We are not committing to provide any precise set of services or to use any particular resources for any client.  We can't do that. We can and do use our training, experience, and discretion to select and, possibly, recommend research that should be conducted.  We conduct research as we believe necessary to fulfill our obligation to engage in reasonable diligence.  To the extent the legal library identified above changes, we will modify this website rapidly and clearly to reflect only libraries we have available to us.