Riverside County Law Library

Skateboarding at the Library

Skateboarders flying off the steps in front of the Law Library.
A few weeks ago, a skateboard rider flew off the concrete border in front of the Law Library steps and almost hit a patron who had just stepped out of the building.   As I was yell… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/05/skateboarding-library/

Summer Legal Scholars

On August 9, 2016, the city of Temecula as part of the Summer Legal Scholars hosted State Bar President David J. Pasternak. Mr. Pasternak spoke to the undergraduate students about the bar exam, state bar services and networking.
On August 9, 2016, the city of Temecula as part of the Summer Legal Scholars hosted State Bar President David J. Pasternak.  Mr. Pasternak spoke to the undergraduate students abou… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/08/summer-legal-s/

Using “smart” devices are not so smart: a recap of the 2016 AALL Annual Conference and Meeting

While “smart” technology is great and fun and fun to use, it can also be used against you in a court of law. So, best to play safe and be sure you’re not doing something that your “smart” devices can be used to tattle on you.
Do you own a Fitbit?  For those who are unfamiliar, is a physical activity device that records your physical condition, how many miles you walked, your blood pressure and other pe… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/07/using-smart-devices-are-not-so-smart-recap-2016-aall-annual-conference-and-meeting/

Leave Granny Alone!

The term “elder abuse” refers to the physical and financial attack on elderly people (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64). Perpetrators of elder abuse are most likely to be adult children or spouses, more likely to be male, to have a history …
Once a person asked  me why I work at a law library.  As he put it, "It must be the most boring place in the world!"  Turns out, it is the most dichotomous career I know of which … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/07/leave-granny-alone/

Help You Help Yourself

Efren (our Temecula Law Resource Center liaison) hosted a presentation titled “Help You Help Yourself” by the Family Law Facilitators. The topic was an orientation on family law issues. The presenters were Nina Magno and Joanne Cuevas.
We get all kinds of questions at the Temecula Law Resource Center. People ask about family law, estate planning, landlord/tenant issues, you name it, people have asked it. While w… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/12/help-you-help-yourself/

Pro Bono Clinic

On Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 10am-2pm the Temecula Public Library in conjunction with the Riverside County Law Library hosted a free legal clinic. The event was in celebration of National Pro Bono Week. The clinic was organized by the Temecula Law R…
On Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 10am-2pm the Temecula Public Library in conjunction with the Riverside County Law Library hosted a free legal clinic. The event was in celebrati… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/11/pro-bono-clinic/

Nuisance and Civil Litigation

An overview of civil litigation using an example of public nuisance.
One of my first jobs out of college was working as a clerk in the Riverside County Court System.  I primarily worked in the civil department in which I would file documents and th… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/10/autism-nuisance-and-civil-litigation/

Law School Basics

Whether you’ve been dreaming of being a lawyer for years now or you’re just now considering if a career in law might be the right choice for you, this guide will give you foundational knowledge of need-to-know information on getting into law school.
Whether you’ve been dreaming of being a lawyer for years now or you’re just now considering if a career in law might be the right choice for you, this guide will give you foundati… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/01/law-school-basics/

Free LSAT Resources

For those preparing to take the Law School Admissions Test ("LSAT"), you know the difficulty finding resources to supplement my studying and are always on the lookout for free sources. While prep courses sell for upwards of $2 per section, follow are some…
As someone who is currently preparing on my own for the LSAT, I’ve had to find resources to supplement my studying and ones that are free are all the better. For instance, while l… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/09/free-lsat-resources/

2015 AALL Conference

On July 18th, thousands of law librarians converged in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference. The “Power of Connection” was the theme this year. Having gone to several AALL conference…
On July 18th, thousands of law librarians converged in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference. The “Power of … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/08/2015-aall-conference/

The 2015 Law Librarian Migration

Every year, the American Association of Law Libraries holds it's annual Conference and Meeting. This years' festivities were held in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia and was an event to remember (inside joke, you had to be there).
Around the third week in July, Librarians from all around the world gather like seagulls to a fishing fleet for the annual American Association of Law Libraries ("AALL") Annual Co… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/07/2015-law-librarian-migration/

Inspiration

I’ve been in a slump lately. I’m not sure if it’s because it is summer and the law library is quiet or if it’s just general ennui but I have plenty of projects to work on and not a whole lot of drive to get it done.
I’ve been in a slump lately. I’m not sure if it’s because it is summer and the law library is quiet or if it’s just general ennui but I have plenty of projects to work on and not … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/08/inspiration/

We'll be known as "The Helpful Store", "The Friendly Store", "The Store with a Heart"

Information on criminal expungement via the movie "Miracle on 34th Street"
“We’ll be known as “The Helpful Store”, “The Friendly Store”, “The Store with a Heart.”  This quote is from the classic holiday movie, Miracle on 34th Street”.  (the 1947 version)… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/07/well-be-known-helpful-store-friendly-store-store-heart/

We've got that

If it's law or legal or even a distant cousin to something that was once legal, odds are your local county law library has what you need somewhere inside its four walls.
I don't know if you know but did you know that the top three questions at most any county law library are Were are the bathrooms? Where are the copiers? Where are the forms … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/07/weve-got/

Celebrating the Magna Carta

Be honest. What do you remember about the Magna Carta?
Be honest.  What do you remember about the Magna Carta?  Before conducting a little research, all I remembered was that: It was a document; It guaranteed some sort of rights … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/04/celebrating-magna-carta/

Spring Has Sprung

Spring time is here and what better time that no (right now) than to visit our new Indio Branch library with new furniture, new computers and that new library smell and is located on the first floor of the County Law Building at 82-995 Highway 111 in Indi…
Springtime is a time of new beginnings.  Time for rebirth, rejuvenation, and renewal.  Time to clean out the cobwebs in your mind (Does anyone even do spring cleaning anymore)? … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/04/spring-has-sprung/

Don't Do It

Just because the front door to your local county public law library says the word "PUBLIC" on it doesn't mean you can walk out the front door with anything you want. If you didn't buy it or it wasn't given to you, it's not yours to do as you wish.
Love my job, I do.  What I don't like all that much is seeing materials walk out the library.  Well, I mean, it doesn't just sprout legs, get up, and walk out the front door of it… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/02/dont-do-it/

Books, Books and more Books

One of the best things about being a law Librarian is the fact that I have thousands of great resources to look at, browse through, or just rub shoulders with.
One of the great things about being a law Librarian in a law library is that I have access to THOUSANDS (that's right, thousands) of legal resources to browse through.  Picture it… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/02/books-books-and-more-books/

New Year, New Laws (Part 2)

Here comes 2015, and along with the New Year comes a proliferation of new laws
Continuing with last weeks post, here comes 2015, and along with the New Year comes a proliferation of new laws. Clicking on "bill information" lets you peruse the list for yourse… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/01/new-year-new-laws-part-2/

New Year, New Laws (Part 1)

Happy New Year? 2015 issued in a new year and a whole lot of new laws. So get ready for that change everyone has been hyping about.
  Here comes 2015, and along with the New Year comes a proliferation of new laws, 931 of them to be exact. Click on "bill information", and you can peruse the list for yourself.  … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/01/new-year-new-laws-part-1/

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Skateboarding at the Library

Skateboarders flying off the steps in front of the Law Library.
A few weeks ago, a skateboard rider flew off the concrete border in front of the Law Library steps and almost hit a patron who had just stepped out of the building.   As I was yell… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/05/skateboarding-library/

Summer Legal Scholars

On August 9, 2016, the city of Temecula as part of the Summer Legal Scholars hosted State Bar President David J. Pasternak. Mr. Pasternak spoke to the undergraduate students about the bar exam, state bar services and networking.
On August 9, 2016, the city of Temecula as part of the Summer Legal Scholars hosted State Bar President David J. Pasternak.  Mr. Pasternak spoke to the undergraduate students abou… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/08/summer-legal-s/

Using “smart” devices are not so smart: a recap of the 2016 AALL Annual Conference and Meeting

While “smart” technology is great and fun and fun to use, it can also be used against you in a court of law. So, best to play safe and be sure you’re not doing something that your “smart” devices can be used to tattle on you.
Do you own a Fitbit?  For those who are unfamiliar, is a physical activity device that records your physical condition, how many miles you walked, your blood pressure and other pe… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/07/using-smart-devices-are-not-so-smart-recap-2016-aall-annual-conference-and-meeting/

Leave Granny Alone!

The term “elder abuse” refers to the physical and financial attack on elderly people (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64). Perpetrators of elder abuse are most likely to be adult children or spouses, more likely to be male, to have a history …
Once a person asked  me why I work at a law library.  As he put it, "It must be the most boring place in the world!"  Turns out, it is the most dichotomous career I know of which … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/07/leave-granny-alone/

Help You Help Yourself

Efren (our Temecula Law Resource Center liaison) hosted a presentation titled “Help You Help Yourself” by the Family Law Facilitators. The topic was an orientation on family law issues. The presenters were Nina Magno and Joanne Cuevas.
We get all kinds of questions at the Temecula Law Resource Center. People ask about family law, estate planning, landlord/tenant issues, you name it, people have asked it. While w… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/12/help-you-help-yourself/

Pro Bono Clinic

On Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 10am-2pm the Temecula Public Library in conjunction with the Riverside County Law Library hosted a free legal clinic. The event was in celebration of National Pro Bono Week. The clinic was organized by the Temecula Law R…
On Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 10am-2pm the Temecula Public Library in conjunction with the Riverside County Law Library hosted a free legal clinic. The event was in celebrati… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/11/pro-bono-clinic/

Nuisance and Civil Litigation

An overview of civil litigation using an example of public nuisance.
One of my first jobs out of college was working as a clerk in the Riverside County Court System.  I primarily worked in the civil department in which I would file documents and th… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/10/autism-nuisance-and-civil-litigation/

Law School Basics

Whether you’ve been dreaming of being a lawyer for years now or you’re just now considering if a career in law might be the right choice for you, this guide will give you foundational knowledge of need-to-know information on getting into law school.
Whether you’ve been dreaming of being a lawyer for years now or you’re just now considering if a career in law might be the right choice for you, this guide will give you foundati… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/01/law-school-basics/

Free LSAT Resources

For those preparing to take the Law School Admissions Test ("LSAT"), you know the difficulty finding resources to supplement my studying and are always on the lookout for free sources. While prep courses sell for upwards of $2 per section, follow are some…
As someone who is currently preparing on my own for the LSAT, I’ve had to find resources to supplement my studying and ones that are free are all the better. For instance, while l… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/09/free-lsat-resources/

2015 AALL Conference

On July 18th, thousands of law librarians converged in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference. The “Power of Connection” was the theme this year. Having gone to several AALL conference…
On July 18th, thousands of law librarians converged in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference. The “Power of … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/08/2015-aall-conference/

The 2015 Law Librarian Migration

Every year, the American Association of Law Libraries holds it's annual Conference and Meeting. This years' festivities were held in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia and was an event to remember (inside joke, you had to be there).
Around the third week in July, Librarians from all around the world gather like seagulls to a fishing fleet for the annual American Association of Law Libraries ("AALL") Annual Co… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/07/2015-law-librarian-migration/

Inspiration

I’ve been in a slump lately. I’m not sure if it’s because it is summer and the law library is quiet or if it’s just general ennui but I have plenty of projects to work on and not a whole lot of drive to get it done.
I’ve been in a slump lately. I’m not sure if it’s because it is summer and the law library is quiet or if it’s just general ennui but I have plenty of projects to work on and not … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/08/inspiration/

We'll be known as "The Helpful Store", "The Friendly Store", "The Store with a Heart"

Information on criminal expungement via the movie "Miracle on 34th Street"
“We’ll be known as “The Helpful Store”, “The Friendly Store”, “The Store with a Heart.”  This quote is from the classic holiday movie, Miracle on 34th Street”.  (the 1947 version)… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/07/well-be-known-helpful-store-friendly-store-store-heart/

We've got that

If it's law or legal or even a distant cousin to something that was once legal, odds are your local county law library has what you need somewhere inside its four walls.
I don't know if you know but did you know that the top three questions at most any county law library are Were are the bathrooms? Where are the copiers? Where are the forms … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/07/weve-got/

Celebrating the Magna Carta

Be honest. What do you remember about the Magna Carta?
Be honest.  What do you remember about the Magna Carta?  Before conducting a little research, all I remembered was that: It was a document; It guaranteed some sort of rights … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/04/celebrating-magna-carta/

Spring Has Sprung

Spring time is here and what better time that no (right now) than to visit our new Indio Branch library with new furniture, new computers and that new library smell and is located on the first floor of the County Law Building at 82-995 Highway 111 in Indi…
Springtime is a time of new beginnings.  Time for rebirth, rejuvenation, and renewal.  Time to clean out the cobwebs in your mind (Does anyone even do spring cleaning anymore)? … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/04/spring-has-sprung/

Don't Do It

Just because the front door to your local county public law library says the word "PUBLIC" on it doesn't mean you can walk out the front door with anything you want. If you didn't buy it or it wasn't given to you, it's not yours to do as you wish.
Love my job, I do.  What I don't like all that much is seeing materials walk out the library.  Well, I mean, it doesn't just sprout legs, get up, and walk out the front door of it… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/02/dont-do-it/

Books, Books and more Books

One of the best things about being a law Librarian is the fact that I have thousands of great resources to look at, browse through, or just rub shoulders with.
One of the great things about being a law Librarian in a law library is that I have access to THOUSANDS (that's right, thousands) of legal resources to browse through.  Picture it… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/02/books-books-and-more-books/

New Year, New Laws (Part 2)

Here comes 2015, and along with the New Year comes a proliferation of new laws
Continuing with last weeks post, here comes 2015, and along with the New Year comes a proliferation of new laws. Clicking on "bill information" lets you peruse the list for yourse… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/01/new-year-new-laws-part-2/

New Year, New Laws (Part 1)

Happy New Year? 2015 issued in a new year and a whole lot of new laws. So get ready for that change everyone has been hyping about.
  Here comes 2015, and along with the New Year comes a proliferation of new laws, 931 of them to be exact. Click on "bill information", and you can peruse the list for yourself.  … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/01/new-year-new-laws-part-1/

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