Law Library News and Updates
Kern County Law Library
Beginning the week of November 15, 2021, access to the library will be available by appointment up to three days per week. YOU CAN FOLLOW THIS LINK to see the calendar of available dates.
Per the amendment to Emergency Local Rule #2 effective January 14, 2022, face masks are required for all customers, regardless of vaccination status.
With the exception of a fifteen cent per page printing/photocopying fee, the staff of the law library will not charge you money for the services we provide. The law library staff are prohibited by law from accepting payment in exchange for document preparation, and the law library staff cannot accept gifts.
Appointments are for research and document preparation by the library customer only, and law library staff are prohibited by statute from preparing your legal documents for you, or providing legal advice. Visit our Services tab on this home screen for a full description of what services we can and cannot provide.
You should visit www.kernbar.org to view listings of local attorneys if you need legal advice or assistance preparing legal documents.
Appointments will be available in one-hour slots, starting at 9AM and ending at 3PM.
Each customer is limited to one appointment per day. Please Click Here to Read the Proposal for Reopening for the Kern County Law Library approved August 11, 2021, which includes clear statements of rules for library access.
Click on the “Book an Appointment” link at the top of the page to book a one-hour appointment.
You can download a Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form, if necessary.
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Appointment-Only Access available on Tuesdays & Thursdays – see above
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 look below the posted agenda for information about how you can join the Zoom meeting - PLEASE NOTE: a meeting ID and password are required. How to Join Scheduled Zoom Meeting: Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Jan 5, 2022 12:15 PM...
Please find below the agenda for the Board of Trustees meeting of 12/8/2021. In order to attend, feel free to use the Zoom meeting info below. Please be sure to take note of the passcode and Meeting ID. Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time:...
The Kern County Law Library will be closed November 11, 2021 in observance of Veterans Day.
Zoom Meeting Information: Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Nov 10, 2021 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87572240521 Meeting ID: 875 7224 0521 Dial by your location +1 720 707 2699...
As stated in the title of this post: this communication is being distributed as an announcement of the court administration's initial intent to relocate certain divisions in the courthouse to improve court operations and increase efficiency. Further details...
Please see below for the invitation to the Zoom meeting if you wish to attend. Evan Moran is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Oct 13, 2021 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom...
To access this meeting, please use the links below to log in: KCSC Administration is inviting you to a scheduled ZoomGov meeting. Topic: Kern County Law Library Board Meeting Time: Sep 8, 2021 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join ZoomGov...
For those members of the public who wish to join the meeting, the information to join from Page 2 of the agenda is posted below: Topic: Kern County Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting Time: Aug 11, 2021 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join...
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