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The Marin County Law Library is open to the public in accordance with current CDPH, CDC, Local and State Guidelines.  Masks are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for ALL who wish to use the Law Library.
Mondays: 9 AM - 6 PM

Tuesdays: 9 AM - 6 PM

Wednesdays: 9 AM - 6 PM

Thursdays: 9 AM - 6 PM

Fridays:        10 AM - 1 PM


Saturdays:           CLOSED

Sundays:           CLOSED

Current Marin County COVID-19 restrictions can be found HERE.

Interested in joining the Marin County Law Library Board of Trustees?  Click HERE for the application.  


Proctored exams have been suspended until further notice.


First Thursdays at the Law Library is currently available to the public in virtual format.

First Thursdays at the Marin County Law Library Date for next meeting to be announced soon. To attend, you must register on Eventbrite.  See program description at bottom right of this home page for further information and registration link.

Next Board Meeting: October 17, 2023

The next board meeting will be held at 20 North San Pedro Rd STE 2007, San Rafael CA 94903. See agenda packet at Monthly Meetings tab (which is on the "More" tab) for how to connect online or by phone.  A print agenda will be available for viewing on the outdoor bulletin board at the middle archway entrance to the Civic Center (courts entrance). 

Online Video Resources:

The California Lawyers Association has prepared a variety of videos for the public addressing various legal issues that are coming up in light of COVID-19.  They currently have 11 videos on their YouTube Channel with another 22 in post-production.  Many are available in Spanish or have Spanish closed captioning. HERE

Local Resources and Assistance: For impacts of COVID-19, use this link to access Marin Health and Human Services Community Resources:








by Computer or Telephone, not in person.


Next program date: September 28, 2023 (Please note that this program date is full)

Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm


Register HERE

Registration is Open until September 20, 2023 at 6 PM or Full.


Early registration recommended. No waitlist.


The Lawyers in the Library program provides self-represented litigants a free 20-minute one-on-one meeting (via Zoom Meetings) with a volunteer attorney to receive legal guidance, information, direction, and assistance in locating appropriate resources, review of completed forms and referrals to other agencies when appropriate.


The program obtains volunteer lawyers with knowledge in the following areas of law: Family Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, General Civil Law, Employment Law, Estate Planning/Probate Law, Personal Injury Law, and Civil Appellate. There is no charge for the service, but participants must pre-register for the program. Participants must either live in Marin County or have a case pending in the Marin County Courts


The attorneys will not assist clients beyond the 20-minute appointment at the clinic, and no attorney-client relationship will be created.


For more information, please call (415) 472-3733

or email for more information.


por Computadora o Teléfono, no en persona.



por Computadora o Teléfono, no en persona.


Próxima fecha del programa: 28 de septiembre de 2023

Hora: 16:30 - 18:30


registrar AQUI

Se recomienda inscripción anticipada. Sin lista de espera.

Abogados en la Biblioteca brinda a los litigantes que se representan a sí mismos una reunión individual gratuita de 20 minutos (a través de Zoom) con un abogado voluntario del Colegio de Abogados del Condado de Marin para recibir orientación legal, información, dirección y asistencia para localizar los recursos apropiados, revisión de formularios completos y referencias a otras agencias cuando sea apropiado.


El programa cuenta con abogados voluntarios con conocimientos en las siguientes áreas del derecho: Derecho de Familia, Derecho de Arrendadores e Inquilinos, Derecho Civil General, Derecho Laboral, Ley de Planificación Patrimonial/Sucesiones y Ley de Lesiones Personales.

No hay cargo por el servicio, pero los participantes deben registrarse previamente para el programa. Los participantes deben vivir en el condado de Marin o tener un caso pendiente en los tribunales del condado de Marin.


Los abogados no ayudarán a los clientes más allá de la cita de 20 minutos en la clínica, y no se creará una relación abogado-cliente. ​


Llame al (415) 472-3733 o envíe un correo electrónico a




Marin County Renter and Landlord Resources, including information about the temporary emergency ban on evictions due to COVID-19, are available HERE.

For more extensive coverage, see Landlord-Tenant Resources, under "Legal Resources" Tab, above.



Direct Assistance is available from: "Ask a Law Librarian"

Self-Help: Use the "Legal Resources" tab above to access links to legal information, online self-help, federal and state laws and regulations, jury instructions and more.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides national coverage with information and resources to protect and manage your finances: HERE 

Please join us for First Thursdays at the Marin County Law Library,

an opportunity for residents of Marin to learn about the numerous agencies that provide services to the public at no or low cost.  Who are these folks and how can they help you?  A representative of the agency or county department will present information about their organization followed by a question and answer period.  Get to know your local officials and community service agencies.

Date: Thursday October 5, 2023

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Topic : Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in Marin County




Speaker: Daniel Steckline,

Program Coordinator/Supervisor

County of Marin

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Division of Aging and Adult Services

Speaker Bio: Dan Steckline is the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Coordinator for the County of Marin. He has a master’s degree in Gerontology with a focus on Management of Aging Services and Nursing Home Culture Change. Dan began as a volunteer in the Marin County Ombudsman Program in 2012 and became a staff member in 2014 and program coordinator in 2017. Dan is currently working on local and state initiatives to promote nursing home culture change and person-centered care and improve collaboration between all stakeholders involved with long-term care services and support.


The Long- Term Care Ombudsman Program, is a federally mandated program administered in Marin by our own Marin County Health and Human Services,

Office of Aging and Adult Services. Both state certified staff and volunteer Ombudsman provide assistance resolving problems for residents living in licensed assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.


The mission of the Marin County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is to seek resolution of problems and advocate for the rights of residents of long-care facilities with the goal to ensure their dignity, quality of life, and quality of care.


How can they help?


 They provide:

  • Free and confidential services

  • Assistance in resolving complaint made by or behalf of residents living in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities

  • Information and consultations to individuals and facilities about resident rights, Medicare and Medi-Cal, discharge planning and community resources

  • Witness Advance Health Care Directives in skilled nursing facilities

  • Provide information about options and costs for assisted living or skilled nursing facilities in Marin County

  • Attend resident care plan meetings upon request

  • Receive and investigate allegations of suspected abuse involving residents in licensed assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities and homes          for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Marin County

  • In addition, they provide speakers to groups and organizations to assist in community education

  • They also offer volunteer Ombudsman opportunities

Register here: 



The Marin County Law Library serves the public

by providing access to legal information sources through a variety of media, research assistance, and technologies needed to give practical expression to the law, while maintaining a flexible and supportive presence that fosters the ends of community service and social justice.










20 North San Pedro Road

Suite 2007 San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 472-3733

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