CANCELLED: Updating Civil Proceedings Benchbooks, RFP# CJER-2023-07-LV

Update: October 25, 2023
Notice of Cancellation (Updated 4/8/2024)

Update: August 18, 2023
No Questions Received 


RFP Number: CJER-2023-07-LV

The Judicial Council of California (“Judicial Council”), chaired by the Chief Justice of California, is the chief policymaking body of the California judicial system, which includes the superior courts, appellate courts, and state supreme court.  The California Constitution directs the Council to improve the administration of justice by surveying judicial business, recommending improvements to the courts, and making recommendations annually to the Governor and the Legislature. The Judicial Council also adopts rules for court administration, practice and procedure, and performs other functions prescribed by law.  

The Judicial Council of California’s Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER) educates the state’s justices, judges, subordinate judicial officers, and court staff. CJER provides mandatory and elective in-person and distance education including written publications.

Project: CJER’s publications include the series California Judges Benchbook: Civil Proceedings. This four-volume series of treatises on civil proceedings is published annually on a staggered schedule. The volumes are Before Trial, Discovery, Trial, and After Trial. These publications are written from a judge’s point of view.

The Judicial Council is requesting proposals from an Attorney (a person with a law degree and experience practicing law), or an entity comprised of such individuals, to update a series of civil law legal books. Proposers should have experience and expertise in legal research, legal writing, civil law, and civil procedure before, during, and after trial.

Questions must be directed to and must be received August 16, 2023, no later than 1:00 pm Pacific Time.  

Emailed proposals are required for this RFP and must be delivered to

Proposers must submit their Technical and Cost proposals in separate email attachments to the Solicitations Mailbox at and must be received September 8, 2023, no later than 1:00 pm Pacific Time

Submission acceptance of proposals will be based on the date and time the email proposals are received by the Judicial Council. 

Further details regarding the solicitation are set forth in the RFP No. CJER-2023-07-LV and related documents provided below:

Request for Proposal

Attachment 1            Administrative Rules Governing RFPs (Non-IT Services)
Attachment 2            Judicial Council Standard Terms and Conditions
Attachment 3            Proposer’s Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Attachment 4            General Certifications Form
Attachment 5            Darfur Contracting Act Certification Form
Attachment 6A          Payee Data Record Form (STD204)
Attachment 6B          Payee Data Record Supplement (STD205)
Attachment 7            Unruh and FEHA Certification
Attachment 8            DVBE Declaration
Attachment 9            Bidders Declaration