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The Rutter Group California Practice Guide: Administrative Law is the authoritative resource for successfully handling agency cases from investigations through administrative hearings and judicial appeals, as well as navigating the rulemaking process, open meetings laws, and the California Public Records Act. This is the first-ever practice guide to bring together all substantive and procedural aspects of California administrative law. It is a \"how-to\" comprehensive work for both lawyers representing clients before state and local agencies and lawyers representing those agencies – including agencies regulating businesses and professions, as well as land use, and those administering environmental laws and adjudicating disputes over public employment and public benefits. Essential practice-tested forms are included. Volume One covers: Separation of powers Procedural due process Adjudication under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) – in general APA flexibility-promoting provisions Agency enforcement tools Tier 1 adjudication: Prehearing stage Tier 1 adjudication: Hearing and posthearing stages Nonstatutory administrative law principles relating to adjudication Recovery of attorney fees Additional sources of procedural and substantive protection Volume Two covers: Bringing the action for judicial review (traditional mandamus, administrative mandamus, etc.) Standing to seek judicial review Timing: When judicial review is premature Timing: When judicial review is too late (statute of limitations; mootness) Standards of judicial review Pleading the mandamus case Stays and other interlocutory relief Pretrial and trial of mandamus cases Appeal and enforcement of trial court mandamus decisions Volume Three covers: California rulemaking history, overview and related matters Notice and comment rulemaking process Review by office of administrative law and publication of regulations Underground regulations Rulemaking exemptions and special provisions Open meetings: Bagley-Keene Act Open meetings: Ralph M. Brown Act California Public Records Act