Law Library

Clark County Law Library
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Help from a librarian

Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come into the library, email us at lawlibrary@clark.wa.gov or call us at 564.397.2268.

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 Edge is available. Westlaw Edge is a legal research database, and use is normally allowed only in the Law Library. Westlaw is offering patron access passwords that will allow use for 7 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.

Free ethics CLE

This CLE, Remembering Japanese Incarceration and the Lies of Executive Order 9066, includes a screening of Alternative Facts, a film that uncovers the history of lies used to justify the incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans. It is followed by a panel discussion. For full details click here. It is approved for 1 ethics credit which can be self-reported. This CLE is jointly sponsored by the King County Law Library and the King County Bar Association.

New report

  2021: How Gender and Race Affect Justice Now, by the Washington State Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission

New book

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Social Security Handbook: Overview of Social Security Programs 2022