We will be closing early on Tuesday, October 19th at 5pm. Our regular hours will return on Wednesday, October 20th.
The Marin County Law Library is open to the public in accordance with current CDPH, Cal OSHA/ETS, Local and State Guidelines. Masks are required for ALL patrons who wish to use the Law Library.
Hours of Operation, Effective July 21, 2021
M—Th 8:30am-6:00 PM
F 8:30am-12:00 noon
Current Marin County COVID-19 restrictions can be found HERE.
Interested in joining the Marin County Law Library Board of Trustees? Click HERE for position description and application.
Conference room reservations and proctored exams have been suspended until further notice.
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 Marin County Law Library: Join us on November 4, 2021, at 6 p.m. on Zoom to learn about The Ritter Center. 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 19th, 2021
The next board meeting will be held on October 19th 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 October 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:
LAWYERS IN THE LIBRARY NOW ON ZOOM.
Next program date: 10/28/21; 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Registration required; send email to email@example.com .
La proxima fecha del programa es el 28 de octubre ; 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Debe inscribirse. Para inscribirse envie un correo electronico a firstname.lastname@example.org
A community service program for self-represented litigants. Details about the program in English, click here (English) or haga clic aqui (Espanol/Spanish). Schedule of 2021 program dates in English, click here or Calendario de las fechas del programa 2021 en Espanol, haga clic aqui (Espanol).
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:
email@example.com 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
For information about the impact of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic on the Marin County Superior Court schedule, click "COVID-19 UPDATES" on the dropdown menu of the "More" tab above, or go to the court's home page at www.marincourt.org .
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: https://sandiegolawlibrary.org/covid-19-legal-issues/. 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
9. Consumer Advocacy in Natural Disaster Area: HERE
10. Twelve Tips For Homeowners in Disaster Area: HERE
11. Latest Developments in Advocacy: HERE
Recent Updates to the NCLC Digital Library: HERE
Free Resources for Managing Financial Stresses Caused by COVID-19: HERE
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.
Due to COVID-19, First Thursday events will be held on Zoom. Registration will open soon.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
November 4, 2021 The Ritter Center
Speaker: Mark Shotwell, Executive Director
Ritter Center's mission is to prevent homelessness and improve the health and well-being of individuals and families who are homeless or low-income by providing a range of culturally sensitive, easily accessible, high quality medical care and social services.
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.
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