Law Library News and Updates

Kern County Law Library

Our goal is to provide current legal materials in a timely manner, so everyone may have equal access to justice. Assistance in using the collection shall be provided by the staff. Staff may provide procedural information but is not permitted to give legal advice.

Phone

 

(661) 868-5320

 

Email

info@kclawlib.org

Office

1415 Truxtun Ave, Rm. 301 Bakersfield, CA 93301

Hours

Monday-Friday:
8am - 4pm

NOLO Books

We now have Nolo books available online. If you are looking for information on what to file, how to file, when to file, or a particular issue in your case, Nolo Online is a great place to start.

How to Expunge your Record

Advice regarding the correct procedures for filling the type of Expungement you have. Information applies to filing in Bakersfield only and includes which forms to use and where and how to file.

Small Claims

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.

Civil Harassment

Advice and guidance for people seeking to file a civil harassment restraining order, including in which circumstances this is the appropriate course of action and which forms and processes you’ll need to complete.

Unlawful Detainer

Unlawful Detainers are the process one goes through in order to evict someone. We have separate pages for landlords and tenants, including the procedures for legal eviction and what to do if you have an unlawful detainer given to you.

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

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Library Closure…

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Americans With Disabilities Act…

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Special Agenda

Special Agenda meeting open to the public... 1. PUBLICPRESENTATIONS This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board on any matter not on this agenda and over which the Board has jurisdiction. Speakers are limited to two minutes....

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Opening Times

Monday - Friday:

8am-4pm

Location

1415 Truxtun Ave, Rm. 301 Bakersfield, CA 93301

Available Services

Including library services & resources availble for use.

Advice & Guidance

For example, which forms to complete and how to file them.