Law Library

Clark County Law Library
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Help from a librarian

In the library on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Remotely on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Email us at lawlibrary@clark.wa.gov or call us at 564.397.2268.

Return phone calls may display as a blocked number. If you leave a voice message and do not hear back, it means your phone will not accept our call.

Online database access

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Free remote access to Nolo self-help titles is available. Nolo is one of the largest publishers of legal self-help books and there are titles covering a variety of topics. King County Law Library has created a short video about using Nolo. After watching, return here to use the Clark County Law Library login.

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Free remote access for LexisAdvance is available. LexisAdvance is a legal research database, and use is normally allowed only in the Law Library. To get access for a 3-day period, contact the law library with your request for remote Lexis access, and provide first and last name and your email address. The library will provide your information to Lexis and Lexis will send you a welcome e-mail. This process may take one business day. Your 3-day access begins when Lexis creates your account. You can make this request more than once. This guide shows you how to search and browse LexisAdvance.

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Free remote access to Westlaw is available. Westlaw is a legal research database, and use is normally allowed only in the Law Library. Westlaw is offering patron access passwords that will be good for 20 hours of use over 14 days. You need to register in order to use the service. This guide shows you how to find cases in Westlaw. This guide shows you how to find briefs, trial court documents, jury verdicts, secondary sources (including Washington Practice), and more.

New Continuing Legal Education titles from the King County Bar Association

  • Anatomy of Financial Statements -- Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Appeals: Procedural Tips and Traps for Practitioners and Insights into an Appeal Before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit -- Bankruptcy
  • Cybersecurity: Protecting Client and Firm Data in an Everchanging Cyber World -- LLO
  • How to Write, Edit, and Review Persuasive Briefs -- Appeals
  • Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act -- Guardianship
  • Washington Probate and Trust Case Law and Legislative Update -- Estate

New books

  • Child Custody Practice and Procedure (2019 edition) -- Family Law
  • Closing Arguments: The Art and the Law (2019-2020 edition) -- Litigation
  • LexisNexis Practice Guide: Washington Criminal Law (2021 edition) -- Criminal Law
  • Modern Tort Law: Liability and Litigation (2020 edition) -- Tort Law
  • Opening Statements: Winning in the Beginning by Winning the Beginning (2019 edition) -- Litigation
  • U.S. Master Tax Guide (2022 edition) -- Tax Law