Law Library to Celebrate Grand Reopening with Guest Speaker Patricia Guerrero, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court

Riverside, CA, March 30, 2023 – The Riverside County Law Library (RCLL) is excited to announce that after being closed to the public for several months, the Victor Miceli Law Library will hold a Grand Reopening event on Friday, April 21, 2023, located at 3989 Lemon Street in Riverside. The Victor Miceli Law Library has been closed since Fall 2021 and has undergone major replacement and upgrade of the building’s HVAC, electrical and fire alarm monitoring systems. RCLL took advantage of the closure to renovate the interior of the library’s main reading room which now features a bright and open layout with modern furniture and amenities including flexible study and meeting spaces, multi-purpose activity and learning center, dedicated space for copiers, public computers, and a reconfigured information services center. The law library has also added an eBooks library to its collection of selective online legal databases that are available to county residents by remote access. “Everyone involved with this renovation has been working hard to ensure that the law library meets the changing legal information service needs of our community in a post-pandemic reality,” said Law Library Director, Victoria Williamson. “My staff and I really took advantage of the closure to evaluate the library space and collection, and how to make best use of them.” The Grand Reopening program will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Riverside County Board of Supervisors chambers located at 4080 Lemon Street, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception at the Victor Miceli Law Library. The program will include remarks by the Law Library Board President, the Honorable Jackson Lucky, and special guest speaker, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero. “We are thrilled and honored to have the California Supreme Court Chief Justice join us in celebrating this milestone event – marking a new era in RCLL’s eight decade long history of providing the public with free and equitable access to legal information,” Victoria Williamson stated.

About the Riverside County Law Library

The Riverside County Law Library is open to the public and provides free access to current legal materials, educational programs, and professional staff to help with legal research. It is a County Special District effectively functioning as an independent public agency organized under the Business & Professions Code. Governed by a seven member Board of Trustees consisting of community judges and attorneys, the law library is primarily funded by a small portion of the County’s civil court filing fee.

Riverside Superior Court Announcements & Updates


For up to date information on hours of operation of Riverside County Superior Court location please click here. For more information please visit the Court’s COVID-19 Court Operations website.
From the Court’s website: While Riverside County is under the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) (Regional Stay at Home Order) (external site pdf  ), the Riverside Superior Court is exempt from the order. California Courts are part of the Essential Workforce (Government Operations and other community-based essential functions). If you have a scheduled hearing (either in-person or telephonic) you should still appear. In order to help protect against spread of the virus, the Riverside Superior Court has issued an order (General Order 2020-69) (pdf ) to immediately suspend jury trials that have not commenced. If you have been summoned for jury service, please check your status before reporting.


 Up to date information on the Riverside Court’s response to the Covid-19 crisis is available on the Court’s website.

For past news releases click here, and for current information please visit the court websites directly at these links.

Riverside Court Self-Help Center Services

Riverside Courts Self-Help current services available

Effective immediately: You are encouraged to call or email the self-help center for self-help services in Family Law, Civil or Probate matters. 

SelfHelp@Riverside.Courts.Ca.Gov 951-274-4499 or 760-393-2163

 Staff are able to:
✓Explain what it means for litigants to be their own attorney.
✓ Provide links to forms and answer specific questions.
✓ Provide legal information.
✓ Explain the court process/procedures.

 Click here for more Details and en Español 

Click here for info on the Self-Help Info Centers & a list of upcoming virtual workshops

 For more information on the Court’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the COVID-19 Court Operations website.

2020-2021 Riverside County Mock Trial Competition

Attorney Scorers and Attorney Coaches Needed

The Riverside County Mock Trial Competition, sponsored by the Riverside County Office of Education, Riverside County Bar Association, and the Riverside County Superior Courts, provides an exciting opportunity for high school students to match wits in a true-to-life legal context. Mock Trial simulates a criminal trial, with students trying the case as members of the defense and prosecution teams. Through performance-based education, the program furthers an understanding of both the content and processes of our legal system; increases basic skills, analytical ability and self-confidence; and promotes cooperation among students of various cultures and interests.
For more information and instructions on how to register please click here. 

Riverside County Bar Association

The Riverside County Bar Association hosts MCLEs and other events throughout the year. Visit their website to get more information about becoming a member, to learn about the many opportunities to connect with other legal professionals in the community, and complete MCLE credit hours.

Visit the Riverside County Bar Association website to view their calendar, and for more information on upcoming events.

In commemoration of the inaugural virtual installation 2020, the RCBA will be selling 100 lapel pins and 100 challenge coins as a fundraiser.

Visit the RCBA website for more information on how to order

Now Accepting Applications for the RCBA-Riverside Superior Court New Attorney Academy

Visit the RCBA website for more information on how to apply

RCBA General Membership Meeting 

For information about the next General Membership Meeting please check back or visit the RCBA calendar of events. 

Upcoming MCLE Events

Updated Regularly as RCBA announces new events.

Click here to view the RCBA calendar of events for more information  

MCLE Marathon

Date: Friday January 15, 2021
Competence Credit:
1 hour
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
James Heiting & Michael Razo
Bias Credit:
1 hour
Time: 11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Justice Richard Fields
Ethics Credit:
2 hours
Time: 12:10 – 2:10 p.m.
Robert Hawley

Webinar via Zoom

Save the date. More info will be forthcoming.

Check back for more information or visit the RCBA website calendar

Library of Congress Law Legal Research Institute

The Library of Congress is offering webinars on a variety of legal research topics. Visit their website for a list of courses and more information.

Link: Library of Congress: Law Legal Research Institute

Office of County Counsel Volunteer Program

The Riverside County’s Office of County Council Volunteer Program offers unpaid student internships and volunteer opportunities at one of its four office locations on a year-round basis.  Volunteers are provided the opportunity to explore different areas of law and develop skills to become valuable legal contributors to the local community by working closely with the civil public law attorneys and paralegals.  

Visit their website for more information and steps on how to apply. 

Desert Bar Association Events

The Desert Bar Association hosts events through out the year. Visit their website to get more information about becoming a member, to learn about the many opportunities to connect with other legal professionals in the community, and complete MCLE credit hours.

Visit the Desert Bar Association website to view their calendar, and for more information on upcoming events


The Paralegal Professional: An Insider’s Perspective

Virtual Career Development Series (The Paralegal Profession: An Insider’s Perspective)

Hosted by West Los Angeles College – ABA Approved Paralegal Program and Public Safety and Paralegal Studies Division, this series of seminars and panel discussions explores current trends in the legal profession, the rapidly changing job market, expert advice and shared experiences from top legal professionals, insight and tools to promote yourself as the best candidate for the position, what employers are looking for in successful candidates, effective strategies for planning your future, networking…

**The Secrets of A Successful Paralegal

Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ 5:30 PM PST

  • Receive tips, insight, suggestions from a panel of experienced legal professionals to help you begin your career, improve your skills and enhance your career.

**Job Search, Career Options and Interviewing Legal

Thursday, April 1, 2021 @ 5:30 PM PST

  • Professionals Share Ideas On Searching For Employment and Interviewing
  • Legal Professionals Share Ideas On Using Social Media to Market Yourself, Build A Network and Find Job Leads
  • Best Practices and Techniques In interviewing For A Job

**Resumes & Cover Letters

Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 5:30 PM PST

  • Legal Professionals Provide Practical Tips and Helpful Information For Creating Compelling Documents


Family Law in the Riverside Superior Court

Judge Jennifer Gerard will hold a town hall teleconference to provide updated information for Family Law on:
Monday, January 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Join by phone: 1-844-621-3956
Meeting Number: 1775759699
Access Code: # (no number after the #)
Please MUTE your telephone.
Due to anticipated high number of callers, Judge Gerard would like questions (both before and during the conference call) to be emailed to:
This teleconference is rescheduled from December 14, 2020. Questions that were submitted prior to Dec. 14 have been given to Judge Gerard.