The Collection

Available Resources

Our print collection is available to the public to use during regular hours of operation on site at the Kern County Law Library.
Please contact the law library staff to get information about how to access LexisNexis Digital Library for free.  Please just contact us for registration details.
Our print collection includes a wide variety of titles.  Please see below for some highlights.

Westlaw & LexisNexis:

  • California Codes U.S. Supreme Court Cases
  • California Rules of Court Federal Cases
  • United States Code ALR
  • California Cases Am Jur 2d
  • Cases & Codes for all 50 states Rutter Group Practice Guides
  •  Matthew Bender’s California Library including:
    • California Forms of Pleading and Practice
    • California Criminal Defense
    • California Legal Forms California Family Law Practice
    • California Real Estate
    • California Will and Trusts
    • California Employment Law California Environmental Law
    • Shepard’s, Codes & Cases for all 50 states, federal
      cases & codes, and California law reviews.

Self-help Books:

    • How to Do Your Own Divorce
    • How to Adopt Your Step Child
    • How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation
    • How to Fight Your Ticket
    • California Power of Attorney Handbook
    • How to Make a CA Will
    • How to File Your Own Bankruptcy
    • Landlord’s Rights & Duties in CA
    • Neighbor vs. Neighbor
    • Social Security Benefits Handbook
    • How to Seal Your Juvenile & Criminal Record
    • CA Landlord’s Law Book – Evictions
    • Represent Yourself in Court
    • How to Probate an Estate
    • Guardianship Book
    • Conservatorship Book
    • Everybody’s Guide to Small Claims Court

Other Books:

  • Blacks Law Dictionary California rules of Court State & Federal
  • Bieber’s Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations

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