Construction law attorney Seth Smiley recently recapped some of the updates to lien laws in California, as they pertain to construction. One of the biggest changes involves new statute numbers, which as Smiley points out, will have a significant impact on the content of lien filings. (Using boiler-plate documents could result in an incorrect reference to the appropriate statutes.) He also stated that more changes to California construction lien laws are coming soon.
The key here is not to panic but to embrace the changes and be the savvy contractor who knows about the changes and does not get rattled. Another important factor is to outsource trivial knowledge like this to trusted sources like an attorney or a more efficient service such as Zlien.com.