Riverside County Law Library

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/

Oldies but Goodies

Your local county law library has some powerful about the United States and California Constitution(s) in its stacks for you to use and peruse
In a recent delivery to our Indio Branch, a small yet powerful paperback arrived.  It was The Constitutions of California and the United States, Ref. KFC 679.U55. Yes, you can fin… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/12/oldies-goodies/

It's all here for you

Even if you don't think you'll every use a law library, we'll be where when you do
The other day as I was getting my law librarian groove on, a guy comes up to me and announces that never in a million years did he ever think he would ever be found in a law librar… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/03/its-all-here-you/

Privacy in the Library: what you need to know

In this world of internet hackers and identity thieves, privacy has become an important issue
In this world of internet hackers and identity thieves, privacy has become an important issue.  I learned privacy basics that go beyond our digital ID, medical records, personal  … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/12/privacy-library-what-you-need-know/

See the trees

Everyday, people walk into law libraries across the country, look around and leave because all they see are rows and rows of books (and it freaks them out). Give your friendly neighborhood county law Librarian 5 minutes and we'll show you what you need (…
What scares you?  Horror movies?  Scary stories around a camp fire?  Those viral videos where the screen is picturesque and then a scary face pops up (I sent one to my boss and sh… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/10/see-trees/

Lawyers and the Law Library

With the unemployment rate down a whopping 6%, the number of law jobs are seemingly on the rise. In fact there is an increase in listings for various types of legal jobs; from new and established lawyers coming into the library to research to lawyer-wa…
On NPR this morning, I heard that the unemployment rate was back down below 6%, a rate that we haven’t seen since about July of 2008 (the rate for that month was 5.8).  By August … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/10/lawyers-and-law-library/

Is it a bird? A plane? NO!...It's a DRONE!

Unmanned Aircraft Systems are fast becoming a privacy issue with UAS's flying overhead taking pictures of American's in backyards and on street corners. As controversy over the use of UAS's by local governments increase, it is important that we as Amerci…
Have you ever wondered what a UAS (unmanned aircraft systems)  is?  Commonly known as “drones,” they come in all shapes and sizes and some of them even resemble small radio contro… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/10/it-bird-plane-noits-drone/

You Really (really) Need to Read This

Few things are more annoying than having to read 4 point type fine print in a contract knowing full well that if you don't read the fine print, you're gonna get stung somewhere down the line. You just know it!
More and more, these days, is the instance where someone will come into the library asking for a book that talks about how to get out of a contract for the sale of a car or a boat… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/09/read-it/

Fandom and the art of speaking well

Sometimes lawyers can actually teach you a thing or two about public speaking and Dean Erwin Chimerinsky is one of the better teachers on the subject
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hearing the esteemed lawyer, legal thinker and professor, Dean Erwin Chimerinsky, speaks at the monthly Desert Bar Association luncheon. I’… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/08/fandom-and-art-speaking-well/

Water Works

You'd think with multitude of manicured green lawns with plants and trees that are not native to the desert climate of the Coachella Valley that California is not in the worst drought in 50 years.
Every morning on my way to work, I drive past the multitude of manicured green lawns with plants and trees that are not native to the desert climate of the Coachella Valley.  … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/08/water-works/

You Gotta See This

Not just another arbor (tree) law book. Here you can read about the codes related to forestry law. If nothing else, it's a great read and can easily put your kids to sleep at night.
The other day I had a guy come into the library.  A bit confused by all the thick books, he asks me if we (the law library) has any books about ships or shipping.  Thinking a bit … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/06/check-out/

Free and Open Access to the Law

The mission of the Riverside County Law Library is to “enable everyone in Riverside County to perform the highest level of research and practice through free and open access to the law.”
The mission of the Riverside County Law Library is to “enable everyone in Riverside County to perform the highest level of research and practice through free and open access to th… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/06/free-and-open-access-law/

The Internet is a Trap

While the Internet is a great research tool full of free and easy to locate stuff, when you absolutely, positively need something of value, odds are the only place you'll find it is at your local county law library
A problem with the Internet age is that people seem to think that if they didn't find it on the Internet, it's not worth using.   More to the point, if they can't find it on Goo… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/07/internet-trap/

The Devil's in the Details

Sometimes it's the little things that come back to bite you
Have you ever walked into a room and forgot what it was you were going to do?  Maybe your mom asked you to go to the store for some butter and you bring back a bag of chips and a … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/05/devils-details/

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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/

Oldies but Goodies

Your local county law library has some powerful about the United States and California Constitution(s) in its stacks for you to use and peruse
In a recent delivery to our Indio Branch, a small yet powerful paperback arrived.  It was The Constitutions of California and the United States, Ref. KFC 679.U55. Yes, you can fin… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/12/oldies-goodies/

It's all here for you

Even if you don't think you'll every use a law library, we'll be where when you do
The other day as I was getting my law librarian groove on, a guy comes up to me and announces that never in a million years did he ever think he would ever be found in a law librar… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/03/its-all-here-you/

Privacy in the Library: what you need to know

In this world of internet hackers and identity thieves, privacy has become an important issue
In this world of internet hackers and identity thieves, privacy has become an important issue.  I learned privacy basics that go beyond our digital ID, medical records, personal  … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/12/privacy-library-what-you-need-know/

See the trees

Everyday, people walk into law libraries across the country, look around and leave because all they see are rows and rows of books (and it freaks them out). Give your friendly neighborhood county law Librarian 5 minutes and we'll show you what you need (…
What scares you?  Horror movies?  Scary stories around a camp fire?  Those viral videos where the screen is picturesque and then a scary face pops up (I sent one to my boss and sh… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/10/see-trees/

Lawyers and the Law Library

With the unemployment rate down a whopping 6%, the number of law jobs are seemingly on the rise. In fact there is an increase in listings for various types of legal jobs; from new and established lawyers coming into the library to research to lawyer-wa…
On NPR this morning, I heard that the unemployment rate was back down below 6%, a rate that we haven’t seen since about July of 2008 (the rate for that month was 5.8).  By August … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/10/lawyers-and-law-library/

Is it a bird? A plane? NO!...It's a DRONE!

Unmanned Aircraft Systems are fast becoming a privacy issue with UAS's flying overhead taking pictures of American's in backyards and on street corners. As controversy over the use of UAS's by local governments increase, it is important that we as Amerci…
Have you ever wondered what a UAS (unmanned aircraft systems)  is?  Commonly known as “drones,” they come in all shapes and sizes and some of them even resemble small radio contro… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/10/it-bird-plane-noits-drone/

You Really (really) Need to Read This

Few things are more annoying than having to read 4 point type fine print in a contract knowing full well that if you don't read the fine print, you're gonna get stung somewhere down the line. You just know it!
More and more, these days, is the instance where someone will come into the library asking for a book that talks about how to get out of a contract for the sale of a car or a boat… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/09/read-it/

Fandom and the art of speaking well

Sometimes lawyers can actually teach you a thing or two about public speaking and Dean Erwin Chimerinsky is one of the better teachers on the subject
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hearing the esteemed lawyer, legal thinker and professor, Dean Erwin Chimerinsky, speaks at the monthly Desert Bar Association luncheon. I’… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/08/fandom-and-art-speaking-well/

Water Works

You'd think with multitude of manicured green lawns with plants and trees that are not native to the desert climate of the Coachella Valley that California is not in the worst drought in 50 years.
Every morning on my way to work, I drive past the multitude of manicured green lawns with plants and trees that are not native to the desert climate of the Coachella Valley.  … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/08/water-works/

You Gotta See This

Not just another arbor (tree) law book. Here you can read about the codes related to forestry law. If nothing else, it's a great read and can easily put your kids to sleep at night.
The other day I had a guy come into the library.  A bit confused by all the thick books, he asks me if we (the law library) has any books about ships or shipping.  Thinking a bit … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/06/check-out/

Free and Open Access to the Law

The mission of the Riverside County Law Library is to “enable everyone in Riverside County to perform the highest level of research and practice through free and open access to the law.”
The mission of the Riverside County Law Library is to “enable everyone in Riverside County to perform the highest level of research and practice through free and open access to th… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/06/free-and-open-access-law/

The Internet is a Trap

While the Internet is a great research tool full of free and easy to locate stuff, when you absolutely, positively need something of value, odds are the only place you'll find it is at your local county law library
A problem with the Internet age is that people seem to think that if they didn't find it on the Internet, it's not worth using.   More to the point, if they can't find it on Goo… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/07/internet-trap/

The Devil's in the Details

Sometimes it's the little things that come back to bite you
Have you ever walked into a room and forgot what it was you were going to do?  Maybe your mom asked you to go to the store for some butter and you bring back a bag of chips and a … http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/05/devils-details/