What are secondary sources?
What are some examples?
I'm just starting my research. What is the easiest secondary source to start with?
Jury instructions are a little complex in California because of their history. There are two publishers of jury instructions in California:
The instructions from the judicial council are somewhat "official". The ones published by West are the instructions that were once published by the council but have since been superseded. For your research purposes, using either one is fine. Remember that jury instructions are designed to accurately reflect the law but are not the law itself.