The Law Library is currently CLOSED in compliance with the local Stay Home Order to contain COVID-19 in our community. We do not have a specific date for reopening at this time.
December 8: The New Stay-Home order will take effect in Marin County at noon Tuesday, December 8. The new restrictions will remain in place until January 8, 2021. HERE
Conference room reservations and proctored exams are suspended while the Stay Home Order is in effect.
The Law Library's community service programs, Lawyers in the Library and First Thursdays at the Law Library, are currently available to the public in virtual format.
First Thursdays at the Law Library: Join us on Zoom on February 4, 2021, at 6 p.m. to hear Meilyn Santana, MPH/HSA discuss the Marin Community Clinics, whose mission is to promote health and wellness through excellent, compassionate care for all. 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: January 19, 2021
The next board meeting will be held on January 19, 2021 at 5:15 p.m. on Zoom with a call-in option. 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) on January 15.
FREE ONLINE LEGAL RESEARCH WESTLAW:
Try Westlaw with Practical Law for free and get full access to content and attorney-editors: HERE
Check Special Additional Instructions: HERE
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
National Resources: The American Bar Association offers a webpage intended as a national source of information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the delivery of legal services. It includes resources on remote service delivery, court access and rules changes, legal needs, public benefits programs, and pro bono mobilization. HERE
Interactive Constitution: Learn about the text, history, and meaning of the U.S. Constitution from leading scholars of diverse legal and philosophical perspectives. HERE
Local Resources and Assistance: For impacts of COVID-19, use this link to access Marin Health and Human Services Community Resources:
Mon. a.m. - p.m.
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Thurs. a.m. - p.m.
LAWYERS IN THE LIBRARY NOW ON ZOOM.
Next program date is Thursday, 1/14/21 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Registration required. To register, send an email to
La proxima fecha del programa es el 14 de enero; 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Debe inscribirse. Para inscribirse envie un correo electronico a
TENANT & LANDLORD INFORMATION
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.
WHERE CAN I GO FOR HELP??
During times of crisis county law libraries are available to help: https://www.publiclawlibrary.org/covid.htm
Direct Assistance is available from: "Ask a Law Librarian"
Email Reference Questions: Limited Legal Research Assistance using Westlaw and OnLaw available from Law Library staff working remotely; send request to:
and staff will respond as soon as they are able.
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.
WHAT IF I HAVE A CASE PENDING AT MARIN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT??
For information about the impact of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic on the Marin County Superior Court schedule, click "COVID-19 UPDATES" on banner above, or go to home page of .
For credible information related to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on numerous legal topics, see these resource links compiled by the San Diego County Law Library: While some of the information is specific to San Diego, there are many links to state and federal resources as well.
New Stanford Law Covid-19 Memo Database Available: HERE
Consumer Law Legal Resources:
The National Consumer Law Center has generously granted us permission to make the following publications available to the public for free during the COVID-19 emergency:
1. Protecting Against Creditors' Seizure of Stimulus Checks. HERE
2. Surviving Debt: Expert Advice for Getting Out of Financial Trouble. HERE
3. A state-by-state summary of protections from judgment creditors. HERE
4. Newly Implemented Consumer Protections a Response to COVID-19. HERE
5. Consumer Debt Advice: Excerpts from Surviving Debt. HERE
6. Enforcing the CARES Act Credit Reporting Protections. HERE
7. Mortgage Relief for Homeowners Affected by COVID-19. HERE
8. Summary of Foreclosure Alternatives with COVID-19 Hardships. HERE
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides national coverage with information and resources to protect and manage your finances: HERE
Introducing 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.
Due to COVID-19, First Thursday events will be held on Zoom. You must register HERE to attend. Registration is free.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
February 4, 2021 Marin Community Clinics
Providing healthcare and programs that promote overall wellness, including
health education, stress management, social support, and food security.
Speaker: MEILYNN SANTANA, MPH/HSA, Director of Grants and Communications
The Marin County Law Library serves the public by providing access to legal formation resources
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.
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