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LAW LIBRARY SERVICES

 Law Librarian:        
The Law Librarian, Michael Blend, is available for assistance from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Copy Machine Services:
Copies can be made from the Law Library’s copy machine for $.10 per copy. The machine accepts coin (nickels, dimes, quarters - no pennies), bills (ones and fives only), and MC/Visa/AMEX.

Computer Access:
The Law Library has three patron access terminals.  Internet access is restricted to approved legal web sites.  Each terminal has access to:

Documents printed from the patron access terminals may be picked up from the Court’s Civil Records Center.  Documents printed from Sustain are $0.50 per page.  All other printing from the patron access terminals is $0.15 per page.

Self-correcting Typewriter:
The Law Library has a self-correcting typewriter in the ante room.

Consumer Information:
In addition to the information accessible at the patron access terminals and the print materials in the Law Library, Consumer Education Pamphlets published by the State Bar of California are available to patrons free of charge.  Some of the titles are shown below (note that those marked with an asterisk are available in Spanish):

How Can I Find and Hire the Right Lawyer?*
What Should I Know Before I Rent?*
How Do I Use the Small Claims Court?*
What Can I Do If I Can’t Pay My Debts?*
Can the Law Protect Me From Domestic Violence?*
What Should I Know If I’m Arrested?*
What Should I Know About Divorce and Custody?
What Should I Do If I Have An Auto Accident?*
What Should I Know About Elder Abuse?*
How Can I Resolve My Dispute Without A Trial?*
What Should I Do If I’m A Crime Victim?
Do I Need A Will?*
Do I Need Estate Planning?*
Do I Need A Living Trust?*
What Are My Rights As An Employee?*
What Can A Lawyer Referral Service Do For Me?*
What Can I Do If I Have A Problem With My Lawyer?*
What Should I Know About Service On A Jury?
How Do I Become A Lawyer?

The State Bar of California has designed some checklists to help prevent legal problems before they start.  The checklists provide general, non-legal information about some of life's events.  The Napa County Law Library has printed the checklists and has them available to patrons at no charge.  The titles are show below:

I want to stay legally healthy
I'm buying a home
We're getting married or filing for a Domesticated Partnership Certificate
We're having a baby/adopting
I plan to divorce/end a registered Domestic Partnership
I'm in debt
I need a lawyer
I want to settle my problems without a lawyer
I'm stationed in California with the military
I'm turning 18