Tag: Indio

Legal Research Resources for Self-represented litigants

Legal research can be difficult.  Law librarians can provide insight and guidance on the process but sometimes patrons need an in-depth guide that will walk them through the process.  Below are some resources geared towards self-represented litigants.  These guides offer easy to understand explanation of basic legal concepts and how the concepts are useful in legal research.  Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians.  The 6th edition of this online publication covers a variety of...

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Look What You’ve Been Missing

The three branches of the Riverside County Law Library have so much to offer. We have a wealth of legal information available – State and Federal Statutes, Codes and Regulations, Local Codes and Ordinances, California and Federal Practice Guides, Form Books, Legal Encyclopedias, and Law Reviews and Journals. I encourage you to stop in one of our locations and check out the resources both in print and on line. There will certainly be information to help with your legal query. Don’t have a legal...

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More Forms than you can Count!

Believe it or not, our Indio branch gets a number of interesting (and fun) reference questions.  In fact, I had a patron walk into the library the other day upset over having just lost his case on a traffic infraction and he seemed to be overwhelmed by the entire appeals processes. I tried handing him the Nolo book on fighting traffic tickets but that seemed to be overwhelming, as well.  Then I referred him to the courts website (at http://www.courts.ca.gov/formnumber.htm) where he could search...

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Exploring the Past at the Library

The Riverside County Law Library is a place many history buffs might never think to go. In fact, all three of our locations offer a wonderful variety of historic documents and information that would be appealing whether or not you have a particular interest in the law. Both our Indio and Riverside branches offer the book History and Directory of Riverside County 1893-94. This is a great little book; giving descriptions of settlements within the county in the last decade of the 1800s complete...

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Spring Has Sprung

Springtime is a time of new beginnings.  Time for rebirth, rejuvenation, and renewal.  Time to clean out the cobwebs in your mind (Does anyone even do spring cleaning anymore)? What better time than now to visit our new location, at our new building, with new furniture, new computers, and much, much more.  The Indio Branch is located on the first floor of the County Law Building at 82-995 Highway 111 in Indio. Our Indio Branch encompasses everything you need to fulfill your legal research needs. ...

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Free and Open Access to the Law

The mission of the Riverside County Law Library is to “enable everyone in Riverside County to perform the highest level of research and practice through free and open access to the law.” Surely, this is a worthy goal but in a more practical sense what does this mission statement require of me as part of this Library organization?  What should I do and how far should I go in order to attain this goal for our patrons?  Also, what is free and open access to the law? I reflect on these questions...

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