Tag: Riverside County Law Library

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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Elder Abuse Allegedly Strikes Marvel Co-Creator Stan Lee

While the Avengers: End Game continues to smash box office records and entertain millions across the world, fans are still adjusting to a Marvel Cinematic Universe without one its creator’s, Stan Lee. The iconic co-founder of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee built a modern media empire that began as a few lines of colorful comic strips. Given his immense fame, it came as a shock to fans when it was reported that Mr. Lee may have been subject to elder abuse towards the end of his life. Keya Morgan, a memorabilia...

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National Law Day – 2019 Wrap-Up

I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who made our year’s National Law Day celebrations possible. From our esteemed speakers to our amazing patrons, thank you for coming out and taking part in honoring the role of law in our society. This year’s theme was “Free Speech, Free Press, and Free Society,” which resounded throughout our events. There is a reason why Free Speech was first amongst our numbered amendments (hopefully it just wasn’t a typo). In the age where your privacy and your...

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National Law Day – Judicial Independence Panel Discussion

In honor of National Law Day, our library will be holding a judicial panel discussion with three esteemed justices from the Fourth Court of Appeal and two Riverside County Superior Court judges about the role of judicial independence in a politically divided society. But what is judicial independence and what shape does it take in the California judicial system? Judicial independence allows our judicial officers the ability to do their jobs without external influences. Let’s just say that the...

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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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Welcome 2019!

If you haven’t had the opportunity in a while, come down and visit our law library to meet some new and friendly faces (specifically my own). As your new Legal Reference and Instruction Librarian, I am eager to assist with your legal research needs. A few highlights from my life include a JD from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and bachelor’s at the University of California, Irvine. I have practiced law in Southern California since 2012 and enjoy way too much science-fiction...

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What was lost has been found

You know what’s great about the new year?  It’s a chance for renewal.  Spring cleaning for the soul, is what it is.  Recently, the RCLL has been working on it’s own soul-searching-spring-cleaning by weeding our collection.  That’s right, weeding.  What that means is that we go through the collection looking for resources that are no longer useful for whatever reason and should either be tossed or upgraded.  While we are finding a lot of weeds that should be pulled and discarded,...

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National Pro Bono Week Celebration!

In celebration of National Pro Bono Week, the Riverside County Law Library hosted a variety of programs from October 23rd-27th at their three locations. Programs included family and immigration workshops, free MCLEs and legal clinics. On October 23, 2017, the Temecula Law Resource Center hosted a family law workshop presented by family law facilitator Patricia Rich. Dissolution, legal separation, child support and services provided by the Family Law Facilitator’s office were discussed with the...

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Everything you need in one place

At the Riverside County Law Library, we try to provide help to every patron who comes through our door. Occasionally, we also receive questions from the public over the phone. These calls often serve as scouting missions that provide us with the opportunity to explain the resources which our library has to offer. I was recently called by a gentleman who had become frustrated in his attempts to print a section of the penal code at home. He complained that he had tried several sites but the printed...

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