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Legal Research Resources for Self-represented litigants

Legal research can be difficult.  Law librarians can provide insight and guidance on the process but sometimes patrons need an in-depth guide that will walk them through the proce…

Elder Abuse Allegedly Strikes Marvel Co-Creator Stan Lee

Famed comic-book author and co-creator of Marvel Comics suffered from alleged elder abuse in his last days.
While the Avengers: End Game continues to smash box office records and entertain millions across the world, fans are still adjusting to a Marvel Cinematic Universe without one its …

National Law Day – 2019 Wrap-Up

A thank you for everyone who made this year's National Law Day celebrations possible.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who made our year’s National Law Day celebrations possible. From our esteemed speakers to our amazing patrons, thank you for coming…

National Law Day – Judicial Independence Panel Discussion

Judicial Independence in a Politically Divided Society - A discussion
In honor of National Law Day, our library will be holding a judicial panel discussion with three esteemed justices from the Fourth Court of Appeal and two Riverside County Superio…

Look What You’ve Been Missing

The three branches of the Riverside County Law Library have so much to offer. We have a wealth of legal information available – State and Federal Statutes, Codes and Regulations, …

Welcome 2019!

Introduction to our new Legal Reference & Instruction Librarian.
If you haven’t had the opportunity in a while, come down and visit our law library to meet some new and friendly faces (specifically my own). As your new Legal Reference and Instr…

What was lost has been found

Some of the best resources available at your local county law library (i.e. the RCLL) have been buried or squirreled away. Good thing there are Librarians (like those at the RCLL) who are adept at finding things and are able to bring to light resources t…
You know what's great about the new year?  It's a chance for renewal.  Spring cleaning for the soul, is what it is.  Recently, the RCLL has been working on it's own soul-searching…

National Pro Bono Week Celebration!

In celebration of National Pro Bono Week, the Riverside County Law Library hosted a variety of programs from October 23rd-27th at their three locations. Programs included family and immigration workshops, free MCLEs and legal clinics.
In celebration of National Pro Bono Week, the Riverside County Law Library hosted a variety of programs from October 23rd-27th at their three locations. Programs included family an…

Everything you need in one place

The Riverside County Law Library has everything you need to help you research the laws of California including both print and online versions of the California Codes.
At the Riverside County Law Library, we try to provide help to every patron who comes through our door. Occasionally, we also receive questions from the public over the phone. The…

Exploring the Past at the Library

Among the more commonly used legal resources at the law library are access to historical documents and cases
The Riverside County Law Library is a place many history buffs might never think to go. In fact, all three of our locations offer a wonderful variety of historic documents and inf…

Sneaky. Very Sneaky, Indeed...

Sometimes the best books are the ones that no one thinks to read. Sometimes the best books are the ones that sneak up on you and help to expand your horizons. Sometimes the best place to find a good book is at your local county law library.
The other day I was talking with a friend of mine who was in a book club.  Seems she was on the prowl for a new book for her book club to dissect.  She was looking for something w…

Coulda, Shouda, Woulda

If you know what you should do or know that you don't know what to do but think you can wing it because you think no one will notice that you didn't do what you should have done the way it should have been done in the first place, odds are everyone will n…
Life is sure full of regrets.  I mean have you ever needed to do a thing but you decided you didn't have the time or the inclination?  Maybe the issue wasn't that you were too tir…

Calling all Paralegals!

The Riverside County Law Library attracts people across the spectrum of legal research and in the midst of it all are the Paralegals who are often responsible for the day-to-day success of an attorneys
The Riverside County Law Library attracts people across the spectrum of legal research.  In the midst of it all are the Paralegals. They are responsible for a variety of tasks, an…

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…

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 …

Litigation by the Numbers

In addition to its collection of hard-core legal materials, the Riverside County Law Library has a number of helpful resources to assist self-represented litigants discover and learn to use legal materials at the Library.
We often have self-help litigants walk in needing some basic information on how to start or respond to a civil law suit.  We could load them up with a copy of the California Rules …

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…

Law Day 2014 Recap

Judge Jackson Lucky. Presiding Judge of The Family Law Court, addressed 40+ attendees at the Riverside County Law Library about Why Every Vote Matters
Last Thursday,  40 people had the opportunity to hear Judge Jackson Lucky. Presiding Judge of the Family Law Court address the ABA ‘s Law Day Theme for 2014: American Democracy an…