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The archival materials in this collection were developed to provide the most in depth and thoughtful research commercially available. The research focused on gathering all substantively useful documents and compiling reports in a manner that minimizes the time necessary to understand the substantive history. Documents not substantively useful (see our policies) and duplicate documents are not included. Our philosophy is to organize the documents in a manner that allows the documents to speak for themselves, to present the documents in a manner that leads quickly and logically to a full understanding of how the legislative history interacts with your circumstances.
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Legislative History & Intent
Research@legislativeintent.com Phone: 888.676.1947 Fax: 530.750.0190
Mailing address: PO Box 9216, Berkeley Californa, 94707
Sacramento Research Office: 717 K Street, Suite 520, Sacramento, CA 95814
Principal: Jan Raymond California State Bar Number 88703.
JD, King Hall School Of Law, U.C. Davis, 1979. Admitted to practice, United States District Court, Eastern District of California. Practice experience in civil and criminal litigation, business transactions, civil appeals, bankruptcy/insolvency and probate. Began professional work in legislative history and legislative intent analysis in 1982. Clients have included the Administrative Office of the Courts/Judicial Council, California Courts of Appeal, the Department of Justice, other California State agencies, and firms and attorneys from throughout the country. Amicus Counsel, Van DeKamp v. Gumbiner, (1990) 221 Cal. App. 3rd, 1260. Van Kamp holds in part that fees paid to obtain a commercial legislative history report can be claimed as costs under CCP 1033.5. – Have qualified and testified as an expert witness in legislative intent in both civil and administrative proceedings.
Publications: “Bad Faith Storm Rising” concerning the prognosis for legislative action regarding insurance bad faith litigation, published in “Insurance Litigation” March/April 1999, San Francisco Daily Recorder. “Legislative Intent – When and how to use it”, Advocate, December 2009, p.32. For copies of these publications visit our Free Library.