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Instructor: Carolina C. Rose

President, Legislative Research, Inc., 1107 9th Street, Suite 220, Sacramento, CA 95814 916) 442-7660 Phone/ (800) 530-7613 Toll Free (916) 442-1529 Fax

Carolina C. Rose, J.D., a graduate of Stanford University (B.A. English, 1973; J.D., 1976), worked for 7 years in the California State Legislature: 1 year as an Assembly Fellow and 6 years as Chief of Staff for Senator Nicholas C. Petris, where she was responsible for managing all aspects of his legislative program -- over 200 measures. Ms. Rose is President and co-founder of Legislative Research Incorporated (LRI) which specializes in the historical research surrounding the adoption of California statutes, regulations & constitutional provisions. (LRI also provides local ordinance, sister state and federal legislative history/intent research). Cited in Redlands Comm. Hosp. v. New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., 23 Cal. App. 4th 899 at 906 (1994), LRI has provided legislative histories on over 10,000 enactments serving approximately 1,500 clients since 1983.

Ms. Rose qualifies as an expert in reconstructing California legislative history and has submitted written expert witness opinions regarding the reconstruction of legislative history and the surrounding public policy discussions in over 80 cases at the administrative hearing level and at the Superior, District Appellate and Supreme Court levels. Ms. Rose also provides ongoing legislative consulting services. Specific projects have included (1) eminent domain, valuation of special use properties, Stats. 1992, c. 7, (2) exoneration of sureties, Stats. 1993, c. 149 and (3) preservation of public records. Stats. 1996, c. 928. In all three legislative projects, her work was credited by the principals as the primary basis for the projects' success.

Ms. Rose teaches seminars at law schools, law firms, governmental agencies, etc. regarding the legislative process, legislative history research and related advocacy strategies.

SCPLL Presentations:

  • How to Make Ethical & Winning Use of California Legislative History in Your Case
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