Paralegal Labor Law Assignment
attorney, Mr. Jones, has a settlement conference tomorrow morning.
Opposing counsel has made a statement the the word "labor" is not
used in any California Code section outside of the Labor Code.
attorney needs a memorandum that indicates one (1) section from
three (3) DIFFERENT codes containing the word "labor". Cite
each code section and give a short summary of what the code is
about. If the code section provides any annotations, cite at
least one (1) case. If the code sections are related in any
way, discuss briefly the relationship. There will be no
discussion if they are not related but say so in your conclusion.
Look up word
LABOR in one of the following law books:
West's Annotated Codes General
This is a four volume paperback. (Law KFC 30.5 W4).
In the index volume labeled J -0 look up the word "Labor"
West Annotated California Code
These contains actual 29 California Codes.
Each code has its own separate index for you to use
For example, the Business and Professions Code Index is LAW KFC 30.5
Larmac (Ref KFC 4 L37)
EXAMPLE TO FIND A CODE WITH THE
1.Use the Wests
Annotated Calif Codes General Index
2.Look up the word
LABOR and employment
3. Under labor
disputes you will see
Find a LABOR related
West's California Digest 2d.
Call Number: Law KFC 57 W477This
digest provides subject indexing to all case law in
California, including U.S. Supreme Court and other federal
cases arising in or appealed from California jurisdictions
from 1977 to the present.
Call Number: Law KFC 80 C34
This encyclopedia to major concepts. CalJur 3d is blue/red
Witkins Summary of California Law.
Call Number: Law KFC 80 W5
how to read a citation
Statutory law refers to laws or acts or statutes
passed by the California legislature.
Statutes of California and Amendments to the
Codes. v.1-, (1854-).
Compilation of laws arranged in order of passage
by the legislature.
Statues are codified in the
West's Annotated California Codes.
Call Number: KFC 30.5 W4
Subject arrangement of state laws currently in
effect with annotations containing citations to applicable court decisions
and law review articles.
Case Law: How to
read a citation
Legal citation to case law follows a set
format. Once you master the format, the only difficulty remaining is
identifying abbreviations. Format:
Volume Number Abbreviation of Court Reporter
Example: To cite a case that starts on page 24
of volume 84 of the California Reporter,
the format would be : 84 Cal. Rptr. 24.
9 P.2d. 415 (Volume 9 of Pacific Reporter, 2nd Series at page