Riverside County Law Library

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/

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/

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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/

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/