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1 Any Attorney or Party

Any Street
2 Any Town, CA 55555

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8 Superior Court of the State of California

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11 Any Plaintiff, ) Case No.
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12 Plaintiff, ) DECLARATION OF ______________
) REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH MEET AND
13 vs. ) CONFER REQUIREMENTS OF CODE OF CIVIL
) PROCEDURE § 439(a)
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You MUST meet and confer at least five (5) days BEFORE your
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DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH MEET AND CONFER REQUIREMENT-CCP SECTION 439(a)
1 or before the date your responsive pleading is due. If you comply with
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these requirements and the other party refuses to meet and confer in
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good faith, Code of Civil Procedure § 439(a)(2) specifies that you will
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6 receive an automatic 30-day extension of time to file a responsive
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pleading.
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9 To read the entire text of Code of Civil Procedure § 439 visit:
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https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?
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lawCode=CCP&sectionNum=439.
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14 Be sure to remove this notice and all other notices before using
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this document.
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17 I, NAME OF PERSON SIGNING DECLARATION, declare as follows:

18 USE THE WORDING BELOW IF AN ATTORNEY IS SIGNING
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1. I am an attorney duly admitted to practice law before the courts of the State of
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California and the attorney of record for ___________ in the above-captioned action entitled
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__________, now pending before the ________County Superior Court, as case number
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23 _____________.

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1. I am the STATE YOUR PARTY CAPACITY in this action. I am over the age of 18
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years and have personal knowledge of the facts contained in this declaration, and if called as a
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witness, could and would testify competently to the following.
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DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH MEET AND CONFER REQUIREMENT-CCP SECTION 439(a)
1 2. I have personal firsthand knowledge of the facts set forth herein and if called
2 as a witness I could and would testify competently to the truth of the facts set forth in this declaration.
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3. I make this declaration regarding my compliance with the new meet and confer
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requirements imposed by Code of Civil Procedure § 439(a) before any motion for judgment on the
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pleadings may be filed with the court.

7 USE THE FIRST EXAMPLE BELOW IF YOU WERE ABLE TO MEET AND

8 CONFER BUT WERE UNABLE TO REACH AN AGREEMENT
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4. On STATE DATE which was at least five days before any responsive pleading was
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due, I conferred by telephone or in person (State whether you conferred by telephone or in
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person) with the party or the attorney for the party that filed the pleading namely the LIST HERE
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13 WHETHER COMPLAINT, CROSS-COMPLAINT OR ANSWER to determine whether an can

14 be reached that would resolve the objections to be raised in the motion for judgment on the pleadings
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that I wanted to file as to the STATE SPECIFIC OBJECTIONS THAT YOU WANT TO RAISE
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IN YOUR MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS.
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5. I clearly identified the legal support for the alleged deficiencies. However we were
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19 not able to reach an agreement resolving the objections that were to be raised in the motion for

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USE THE EXAMPLE BELOW IF THE OTHER PARTY FAILED TO RESPOND TO
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YOUR MEET AND CONFER REQUEST OR WOULD NOT MEET AND CONFER IN
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GOOD FAITH
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25 STATE NAME OF PARTY OR ATTORNEY THAT YOU ATTEMPTED TO MEET

26 AND CONFER WITH did not respond to my request to meet and confer or did not otherwise meet
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and confer in good faith.
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DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH MEET AND CONFER REQUIREMENT-CCP SECTION 439(a)
1 6. STATE HERE ANY ADDITIONAL FACTS THAT SUPPORT YOUR
2 COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEW MEET AND CONFER REQUIREMENTS. ATTACH
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ANY RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AS EXHIBIT “1”, ETC.
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Modify the wording here to fit your particular situation. Do
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NOT just use the wording in this paragraph unless it definitely applies
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I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing
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is true and correct, and that this declaration is executed on ______________,20__ at
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______________________,California.
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NAME OF PERSON SIGNING DECLARATION
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DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH MEET AND CONFER REQUIREMENT-CCP SECTION 439(a)
1 PROOF OF SERVICE
2 I am over the age of 18 and not a party to this action.
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I am a resident of or employed in the county where the mailing occurred; my
4 business/residence address is: ADDRESS OF PERSON SERVING PAPERS.
5 On ____________________ I served the foregoing document(s) described as:
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DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH MEET AND CONFER REQUIREMENTS OF
CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE § 439(a) to the following parties:
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8 NAME AND ADDRESS OF ATTORNEY FOR OTHER PARTY OR OTHER PARTY
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[X] (By U.S. Mail) I deposited such envelope in the mail at ______, California
10 with postage thereon fully prepaid. I am readily familiar with the regular and
customary business practice of this office in which mail is duly deposited in
11 the United States Mail at __________, California on the date that it is mailed.
Under the practice it would be deposited with the U.S. Postal Service on that
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same day with postage thereon fully prepaid at _____, California in the
13 ordinary course of business. I am aware that on motion of the party served,
service is presumed invalid if postal cancellation date or postage meter date is
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[ ] (By Personal Service) I caused such envelope to be delivered by hand via
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17 [ ] (By Facsimile) I served a true and correct copy by facsimile during regular
business hours to the number(s) listed above. Said transmission was reported
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complete and without error.
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20 I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing
is true and correct.
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22 DATED: ______________

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NAME OF PERSON SERVING PAPERS
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