The California Judicial Branch maintains a 100 day archive of decisions. The slip opinions in this FindLaw archive below are from the California Judicial Branch web site and are simply extending the time period (to October 1996) these slip opinions are available on the net. Slip opinions are NOT the official published decision [ fn *].
Slip Opinions Available on FindLaw
Posted by the California Courts 3 October 1996 - Present (some opinions are posted in the month after the decision is made)
Opinion Summaries Archive: September 2000 - Present
These opinions are in Word (DOC) and Acrobat (PDF) formats. You will need Microsoft Word, Microsoft Word Reader or Acrobat Reader to view these opinions (or another word processor that can read MS Word documents, e.g. Word Perfect).
* From the California Judicial Branch Opinions Page:
Please note that "slip opinions" are the "as filed" opinions of the court that have not yet been enhanced and edited for publication in the California Official Reports and may not yet be final as to the issuing court. In addition to clerical corrections, opinions on this page are subject to modification and rehearing until final, and Court of Appeal opinions are subject to a grant of review or depublication order by the Supreme Court. Opinions certified or ordered partially published are set forth in their entirety on this page. (See rules 976, 976.1, and 977, Cal. Rules of Court.) Modifications to previously posted opinions will appear as separate documents on the day modifications are filed.Before relying on the opinions, one should go to a law library or do a search of the official cases published on CD or in an on-line electronic database. Those on the Internet are listed under subscription services on the FindLaw California Case Law Page