If you have a Washington or California state legal research or resource question, and especially if you’re new to legal research, check out that state’s law libraries legal research resources: websites, blogs, and maybe even just use the telephone!
1) Washington State has some excellent county law libraries.
2) Mary Whisner, University of Washington Law School librarian, keeps a list of Washington State Law Blogs up to date.
3) California Legal Research Guide: Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians (fifth ed., 2009). See also the chapter about the difference between Legal Advice vs. Legal Information.
4) California has an incredible network of county law libraries.