Riverside County Law Library

More Forms than you can Count!

If you need a legal form, look no further than http://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm and download all the forms you can stand.
Believe it or not, our Indio branch gets a number of interesting (and fun) reference questions.  In fact, I had a patron walk into the library the other day upset over having just… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/08/more-forms-you-can-count/

Learn all you can at the RCLL

The Riverside County Law Library is scheduling programs for all of its patrons. From the lowly pro se litigant who knows little or nothing about legal research to the dyed in the wool legal eagle who need everything from self-study MCLE to live programs,…
Did you know that the Riverside County Law Library ("RCLL") regularly schedules programs for both attorneys and non-attorneys?  Sure, we do. For non-attorneys, our Legal Resea… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/06/learn-all-you-can-rcll/

It's a goldmine!

Sometimes, it's the resources that no one uses that proves to be the most worth. AmJur Proof of Facts is one of those full of actual proofs presented in court, POF offers users everything practitioners need to develop a case and offer evidence into court…
Having served as a public services law Librarian for going on 13 years, I have discovered some pretty cool resources that help people win (or not lose (there is a difference)) the… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/07/its-goldmine/

Lawyers in the Library

Free 20 minute consultations with an attorney, offered monthly at the Indio Branch of the Riverside County Law Library.
Have you ever:   Needed help completing a court form? Had a procedural question? Just not know where to begin with a (legal) situation?   Then a trip to the Indio B… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/04/lawyers-library/

"Can I get legal advice at a law library?"

Legal advice refers to written or oral counsel about a legal matter that would affect the rights and responsibilities of the person receiving the advice.
Is there someone at the law library who can advise what I should do in my case?  Short answer is, no. What you are asking is whether library staff can give you legal advice in you… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/03/can-i-get-legal-advice-law-library/

Find it on HeinOnline

Quimbee.com has created a series of "how-to-use-HeinOnline" videos covering everything from how to create a MyHein account, navigating Hein’s congressional documents collection, retrieving case law, and how to conduct a legislative intent search,
Recently, I was tasked with reviewing the series of videos Quimbee.com created for HeinOnline’s YouTube channel.  These videos were designed as a crash course in navigating Hein’s… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/02/find-it-heinonline/

Bon Appetit

As with most all things, your local county law Librarians knows how to serve up whatever you need faster than any mere mortal could ever hope for and can show you how to find it, too!
So, I'm grazing the recent news offerings and, catching my attention, I see an article entitled, "10 chef secrets: What happens to bread, and what not to order and more."  Some of… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/09/bon-appetit/

Ross- The A.I. Lawyer

Artificial intelligence is making its entrance into the legal world with the introduction of Ross, advertised as “Your Brand New Artificially Intelligent Lawyer.” Developed by law and computer science students of the University of Toronto, Ross promises t…
Artificial intelligence is making its entrance into the legal world with the introduction of Ross, advertised as “Your Brand New Artificially Intelligent Lawyer.” Developed by law… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/08/ross-i-lawyer/

Oldies but Goodies

Just because it's been sitting on the shelves in like forever doesn't mean it's an old/worthless resource. Like a fine wine, many books at your local county law library get better (and more applicable) with age.
They're back.  Fox Mulder and Dana Skully are at it again with their conspiracy theories and alien abductions.  Man but those were the days.  Of course, I'm talking about the days… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/12/oldies-goodies/

Librarians know it all

Sometimes it may seem like your local county law librarian is wandering aimlessly around the stacks but know that what we're doing is looking and thinking about what you need or just asked us about so that you don't have to look dazed and confused.
Have you ever had the experience where you find yourself standing somewhere and you can't remember why you're standing there?  See, the other day, I was helping no less than 8 peo… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/06/librarians-know-it-all/

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/

Easy Peasy

There are two ways to do legal research: do it yourself or find someone who knows how to do it (like your friendly neighborhood law Librarian).
The thing with legal research is that once you know the basics, it is pretty easy.  I mean you have two primary tools for finding things (which you have been using for like foreve… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/08/easy-peasy/

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… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/11/sneaky-very-sneaky-indeed/

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… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/01/coulda-shouda-woulda/

The more you do the better you get

While law school may teach you about the law, your local county law librarian can teach you how to find and use legal resources. In fact, your local county law librarians are probably your best resource for teaching you how to do your own legal research …
Once upon a time, I was attending a law Librarian conference.  As I was perusing the offerings of the various vendors I stopped in front of the CEB table.  Seems CEB had a few off… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/02/what-did-i-do/

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More Forms than you can Count!

If you need a legal form, look no further than http://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm and download all the forms you can stand.
Believe it or not, our Indio branch gets a number of interesting (and fun) reference questions.  In fact, I had a patron walk into the library the other day upset over having just… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/08/more-forms-you-can-count/

Learn all you can at the RCLL

The Riverside County Law Library is scheduling programs for all of its patrons. From the lowly pro se litigant who knows little or nothing about legal research to the dyed in the wool legal eagle who need everything from self-study MCLE to live programs,…
Did you know that the Riverside County Law Library ("RCLL") regularly schedules programs for both attorneys and non-attorneys?  Sure, we do. For non-attorneys, our Legal Resea… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/06/learn-all-you-can-rcll/

It's a goldmine!

Sometimes, it's the resources that no one uses that proves to be the most worth. AmJur Proof of Facts is one of those full of actual proofs presented in court, POF offers users everything practitioners need to develop a case and offer evidence into court…
Having served as a public services law Librarian for going on 13 years, I have discovered some pretty cool resources that help people win (or not lose (there is a difference)) the… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/07/its-goldmine/

Lawyers in the Library

Free 20 minute consultations with an attorney, offered monthly at the Indio Branch of the Riverside County Law Library.
Have you ever:   Needed help completing a court form? Had a procedural question? Just not know where to begin with a (legal) situation?   Then a trip to the Indio B… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/04/lawyers-library/

"Can I get legal advice at a law library?"

Legal advice refers to written or oral counsel about a legal matter that would affect the rights and responsibilities of the person receiving the advice.
Is there someone at the law library who can advise what I should do in my case?  Short answer is, no. What you are asking is whether library staff can give you legal advice in you… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/03/can-i-get-legal-advice-law-library/

Find it on HeinOnline

Quimbee.com has created a series of "how-to-use-HeinOnline" videos covering everything from how to create a MyHein account, navigating Hein’s congressional documents collection, retrieving case law, and how to conduct a legislative intent search,
Recently, I was tasked with reviewing the series of videos Quimbee.com created for HeinOnline’s YouTube channel.  These videos were designed as a crash course in navigating Hein’s… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2017/02/find-it-heinonline/

Bon Appetit

As with most all things, your local county law Librarians knows how to serve up whatever you need faster than any mere mortal could ever hope for and can show you how to find it, too!
So, I'm grazing the recent news offerings and, catching my attention, I see an article entitled, "10 chef secrets: What happens to bread, and what not to order and more."  Some of… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/09/bon-appetit/

Ross- The A.I. Lawyer

Artificial intelligence is making its entrance into the legal world with the introduction of Ross, advertised as “Your Brand New Artificially Intelligent Lawyer.” Developed by law and computer science students of the University of Toronto, Ross promises t…
Artificial intelligence is making its entrance into the legal world with the introduction of Ross, advertised as “Your Brand New Artificially Intelligent Lawyer.” Developed by law… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/08/ross-i-lawyer/

Oldies but Goodies

Just because it's been sitting on the shelves in like forever doesn't mean it's an old/worthless resource. Like a fine wine, many books at your local county law library get better (and more applicable) with age.
They're back.  Fox Mulder and Dana Skully are at it again with their conspiracy theories and alien abductions.  Man but those were the days.  Of course, I'm talking about the days… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/12/oldies-goodies/

Librarians know it all

Sometimes it may seem like your local county law librarian is wandering aimlessly around the stacks but know that what we're doing is looking and thinking about what you need or just asked us about so that you don't have to look dazed and confused.
Have you ever had the experience where you find yourself standing somewhere and you can't remember why you're standing there?  See, the other day, I was helping no less than 8 peo… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/06/librarians-know-it-all/

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/

Easy Peasy

There are two ways to do legal research: do it yourself or find someone who knows how to do it (like your friendly neighborhood law Librarian).
The thing with legal research is that once you know the basics, it is pretty easy.  I mean you have two primary tools for finding things (which you have been using for like foreve… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/08/easy-peasy/

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… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2014/11/sneaky-very-sneaky-indeed/

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… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/01/coulda-shouda-woulda/

The more you do the better you get

While law school may teach you about the law, your local county law librarian can teach you how to find and use legal resources. In fact, your local county law librarians are probably your best resource for teaching you how to do your own legal research …
Once upon a time, I was attending a law Librarian conference.  As I was perusing the offerings of the various vendors I stopped in front of the CEB table.  Seems CEB had a few off… http://rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/02/what-did-i-do/