The attorneys of Campbell Law Offices are dedicated to helping our clients understand all of their estate planning options and to make the best choices given their needs and estates. To help our clients more fully understand their estate planning issues, we have compiled the following links to self-help centers, California Bar estate planning tips, the probate code, legal research centers, and local county courthouses. For personalized representation from an experienced attorney in your estate planning matter, contact the Campbell Law Offices today.
California Legislative Counsel Law Codes
Contains a complete text of the current California Codes.
California Probate Code
Table of Contents with links to the specific codes.
ESTATE PLANNING SELF-HELP CENTERS
California Courts Self-Help Center: Duties of a Guardian of the Person
Self-Help site to help you better understand the duties of a guardian of the person.
California Courts Self-Help Center: Duties of a Conservator
Self-Help site to help you better understand the duties of a conservator.
California Courts Self-Help Center: Wills, Probate, Trusts, and Estates
Links to resources on estate planning including wills, probate, and trusts.
Alameda County Superior Court Probate Court Self-Help
This section gives the answers to frequently asked questions about probate and explains the process to probate a decedent's estate.
Alameda County Probate Court Self-Help "Power of Attorney"
This section gives information about powers of attorney.
Alameda County Probate Court Self-Help "Making Health Care Decisions"
As we get older, we may lose our ability to make important health care decisions. This section addresses common situations.
Alameda County Probate Court Self-Help "Trusts"
This section addresses trusts.
Alameda County Probate Court Self-Help "Living Trusts"
This section addresses living trusts.
CALIFORNIA STATE BAR PAMPHLET RESOURCES
How Can I find and Hire the Right Lawyer?
Tips on hiring a lawyer, where to go to find one, what should be in a fee agreement, finding the best match for a client's needs, and more.
Do I Need Estate Planning?
In conjunction with Do I Need a Living Trust? and Do I Need a Will?, this pamphlet offers easy-to-understand answers to questions about estate planning.
Do I Need a Will?
In conjunction with Do I Need a Living Trust? and Do I Need Estate Planning?, this pamphlet offers easy-to-understand answers to questions about wills and estate planning.
Do I Need a Living Trust?
In conjunction with Do I Need a Will? and Do I Need Estate Planning?, this pamphlet offers easy-to-understand answers to questions about living trusts and estate planning.
What Should I Know About Elder Abuse?
The growing state and national problem of elder abuse - from financial to physical - is creating new laws as well as new resources.
LAW LIBRARY RESOURCES
American Association of Law Libraries
The American Association of Law Libraries has links to a range of legal content and directory sites.
Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library
This is the local law library for Alameda County. The website will give you access to legal information sources, an interactive document delivery form, directions to the main branch and the Hayward branch, and library hours and policies.
San Francisco Law Library
California First County Law Library has links for legal research, self-help, and books on wills, probate, trusts, and estates.
CALIFORNIA STATE RESOURCES
State of California
Contains links to state agencies and local government websites.
California's Administrative Office of the Courts
Contains a comprehensive listing of all California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal decisions for the past 60 days, the rules of court in California, a vast supply of downloadable judicial council forms, the California Small Claims Court Information Center, and links to other websites, including those of local California courts.
California Legislative Counsel
Contains a list of pending bills before the legislature and the status thereof and offers a service which will notify subscribers of action on specified bills via email.
California Office of Administrative Law
Provides a list of the California Code of Regulations.
California Secretary of State
Contains information regarding elections and the results thereof as well as a list of process servers.
State Bar of California
Includes recent ethics opinions and membership records.
Associations of Bay Area Governments
Links to Bay Area counties.
U.S. COURT RESOURCES
United States Supreme Court
The official website of the United States Supreme Court.
Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Includes links to US circuit and district court home pages and a listing of requests and procedures for comments on proposed changes to the federal court rules.
UNITED STATES RESOURCES
United States House of Representatives: Office of the Law Revision Counsel
Contains a complete, current, searchable archive of United States Code.
Library of Congress
Provides a list of Congressional bill summaries and their status.
United States Government Printing Office
Contains a searchable Congressional record and Federal Register for as far back as 1995 as well as the current Code of Federal Regulations for selected titles and a searchable Statistical Abstract of the United States.
Library of Congress
Provides information on Library of Congress exhibits, services, and copyright information, including downloadable copyright application forms.
ALAMEDA COUNTY COURT RESOURCES
Alameda County Unified Trial Courts
Contains a directory of court personnel and departments for Alameda County and a list of Local Court Rules and court holidays.
This site contains information on current cases and calendaring information. Look your case up by its assigned number or by court date.
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA OFFICIAL COUNTY WEBSITES
Contra Costa County
Del Norte County
El Dorado County
Los Angeles County
San Benito County
San Bernardino County
San Diego County
San Francisco County
San Joaquin County
San Luis Obispo County
San Mateo County
Santa Barbara County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County