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 patrons who wish to use the Law Library.
CLOSED ON 07/04/2022 - INDEPENDENCE DAY
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
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: June 21, 2022
The next board meeting will be held as a teleconference on June 21 at 5:15 p.m. 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:
CLOSED ON 07/04/2022 - INDEPENDENCE DAY
LAWYERS IN THE LIBRARY NOW ON ZOOM,
by Computer or Telephone, not in person.
Next program date: June 30, 2022 - 4:30 - 6:30 P.M.
Registration required! Please email at email@example.com,
or call at (415) 472-3733.
To participate in the clinic on June 30th, 2022
please register by June 28th 2022.
Lawyers in the Library, a collaborative program between the Marin County Law Library and the Marin County Bar Association, will hold its next clinic on Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. The program provides self-represented litigants a free 20-minute one-on-one meeting (via Zoom) with a volunteer attorney from the Marin County Bar Association 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 has volunteer lawyers with knowledge in the following areas of law: Family Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, General Civil Law, Employment Law, Estate Planning/Probate Law and Personal Injury Law. 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.
Próxima fecha del programa: 30 de junio de 2022
Para participar en la clínica el 30 de junio de 2022
por favor regístrese antes del 28 de junio de 2022.
Abogados en la Biblioteca, un programa de colaboración entre la Biblioteca de Derecho del Condado de Marin y el Colegio de Abogados del Condado de Marin, llevará a cabo su próxima clínica el jueves 30 de junio de 2022, de 4:30 p. m. a 6:30 p. m. en Zoom.
El programa 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CERRADO EL 04/07/2022 - DÍA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA
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.
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.
First Thursday events will be held on Zoom. Event is free but registration is required: Site for Registration.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, July 7 , 2022
Conservation Corps North Bay
Speaker: Anastasia Pryor, Director of Development and Communications at Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB)
Anastasia Pryor is the Director of Development and Communications at Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB). She comes with more than 20 years of experience working in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Her “first career” working in advertising and marketing for local media outlets including The Marin Independent Journal and The Press Democrat laid the foundation for her future work in community engagement and fundraising in the nonprofit sector.
Before joining CCNB in 2018, Anastasia held development positions at Bergin University of Canine Studies and Yosemite Conservancy. Prior to that, she was Assistant Development Director at Sunny Hills Services (now Side By Side) in San Anselmo where she developed her passion for helping young people lead healthy and successful lives.
Anastasia is a graduate of the Novato and Santa Rosa Chamber Leadership Programs, is a member of the Leadership Santa Rosa Alumni Association, and has served as PR Committee Co-Chair for the Rotary Club of Oakland. She holds a BA from University of California at Berkeley. In her free time, she likes to read, exercise, and go on hiking and beach adventures with her family and her dog, Zen.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022
Marin County Veterans Services
Speaker: Sean Stephens, Veteran’s Services Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
Sean Stephens, Marin County Veterans Services Officer, Department of Health and Human Services, works with incarcerated veterans and their families. Stephens ensures that they are aware of their entitlements and receive assistance in obtaining services and benefits.
During monthly visits to San Quentin Prison, Stephens is able to support prisoners and their families during the application process. His work is critical to ensuring that upon release veterans are able to access support services. These services are an integral part of helping released veterans find employment and avoid reincarceration.
In appreciation of his work, the Vietnam Veterans Group San Quentin honored Stephens in June for his work with Vietnam Veterans incarcerated at San Quentin Prison.
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