Kristine Fowler Cirby, Esq., President

Tracy Barrett, Esq., Vice President

Sam Ware, Esq.

Denise Bashline      

Jonathan Frieman, J.D.

Donald Drummond, Esq.

Walter Cook, Jr., Esq., MLIS

Marin County Law Library

20 North San Pedro Road

Suite 2007

San Rafael, CA 94903

415-472-3733 T

415-472-3729 F



Laurie Vaala-Olsen                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Wish List:


The Marin County Law Library has created a wish list to provide the community an opportunity to support the Law Library by sending donations.  Donations may be a dollar amount towards a specific publication, or a direct gift.  Your donation will greatly contribute to our primary mission of access to justice for all.  We need your assistance to fully update several publications that are integral to conducting legal research.  We also are seeking equipment donations to improve our conference room facility.  We rely on the support of generous community members and invite you to visit us online and utilize the many resources available to the public from our website. 


We are hopeful that we will be able to open the Law Library and offer our services in person again in 2021.  As you might imagine, the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a serious blow to the Law Library’s budget for FY 2020-2021 and we welcome your support to help us get through this challenging time.  Despite the devastating financial impacts of COVID-19, we greatly expanded the legal resources available to the public from our website shortly after the State and County Stay at Home Orders went into effect last March to ensure continued access during the pandemic.  We also adapted two of our community service programs to offer them on Zoom; Lawyers in the Library and First Thursdays at the Law Library.  The Law Library is a vital resource to the entire Marin County community and we hope we can count on your support.


To inquire, or for additional information, call (415) 472-3733 or email


Donations may be sent directly to (note on check publication you wish to purchase):


Attention:  Publications

Marin County Law Library

20 North San Pedro Road, Suite 2007

San Rafael, CA 94903


Specific Publications Needed:


Various NOLO Press Publications

California Tenants' Rights, 22nd edition                                      $23.99

Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, 10th edition                                $27.99

How to Form a Non-Profit Corporation in California, 18th edition   $44.99

How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim, 10th edition                    $29.99

Make Your Own Living Trust, 14th edition                                   $34.99

Neighbor Law - Fences, Trees, Boundaries, & Noise, 10th edition  $23.99

Represent Yourself in Court, 9th edition                                      $34.99

Small Claims Court in California, 21st edition                               $23.99

The Corporate Records Handbook, 7th edition                             $59.99

The Executor's Guide, 8th edition                                               $31.99

The CA Landlord's Law Book: Evictions, 18th edition                     $35.99

Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court in CAL, 21st edition         $23.99


National Consumer Law Center Publications:

Fair Debt Collection, Volumes 1 & 2,                                $180

Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice:                          $170

Student Loan Law:                                                         $150

Repossessions:                                                              $160

Access to Utility Service:                                                 $160



Legal Information Buyer’s Guide, 2020                                                                   $215



Large Legal Treatise Publications, Updates Needed:


California Forms of Pleading and Practice                                                            $11,697

Matthew Bender, last updated 12/2019


California Points & Authorities                                                                               $8,965

Matthew Bender, last updated in 8/2016


California Legal Forms                                                                                          $8,310

Matthew Bender, last updated in 8/2016



Equipment Needed (Gently Used Items in Good Working Condition are Welcome):


Apple iPads or Toshiba Thrive Tablets

Projector and Pulldown Screen

Audio Conferencing Equipment

Large Flat Screen Television

DVD Player