Law Library News and Updates
Kern County Law Library
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The library has changed its hours as of July 24th, 2023 to reserve Friday afternoons for appointments only. Please review the information below for details about appointment access to the law library.
When you visit the library, please be sure to mention if you have an appointment.
Read below for our rules of access.
You should visit www.kernbar.org to view listings of local attorneys if you need legal advice or assistance preparing legal documents.
1415 Truxtun Ave, Rm. 301 Bakersfield, CA 93301
8am – 12pm, and 1pm – 4pm
8am – 12 pm for walk-in access 1pm – 3:30 pm for APPOINTMENT ONLY ACCESS
Customers with appointments will receive priority access over walk-in cusomers.
We now have Nolo books available online. If you are looking for Self-Help materials on a variety of topics including family law, probate, small claims, estate planning, and more, check out our free collection.
How to Expunge your Record
Information regarding the process of improving your criminal record by asking the court to dismiss eligible convictions.
Information for people looking to make a claim in small claims courts. Please note, attorneys are not allowed in small claims court and the maximum you can sue for is $10,000.00.
Procedural guidance and forms for people seeking to file a civil harassment restraining order.
Unlawful Detainers are lawsuits where landlords ask for an order to evict a tenant. We have separate pages for landlords and tenants.
State Prison Library Requests
A list of several organizations who offer help to inmates and prisoners to secure library requests including the PLO, which also offer resource guides on topics such as conditions, parole suitability, immigration, and criminal law information.
Kern Law Library
Please see below for the official announcement regarding our new judicial members of our Board of Trustees for 2024. Attorney members Timothy Scanlon and Micah Nilsson are expected to return and serve from January 1, 2024 - January 1, 2025.
If you have questions about how you can attend the meeting, or if you would like to submit a written statement to the Board of Trustees, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . See below for this month's agenda.
CLICK HERE to view the agenda for the Kern County Law Library's Board of Trustees meeting for May 10, 2023. If you have questions about how to access the meeting as a member of the public, please feel free to contact us at (661) 868-5320 or email@example.com.
Get In touch
Monday - Thursday:
1-3:30 available by appointment only
Location and Phone
1415 Truxtun Ave, Rm. 301 Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 868-5320