El Dorado County Law Library maintains a print collection of over 9,000 volumes at its main location in Placerville. The collection is broken into two categories: California law and Federal law. Within these two categories the law library carries a selection of primary law texts (statutes, codes, and case law) and secondary sources (treatises, legal encyclopedias, and practice guides).
The law library has books from many authoritative legal publishers including: The Rutter Group (West), Matthew Bender (Lexis), CEB, James Publishing, and Nolo Press.
At both the Placerville and South Lake Tahoe branches, law library patrons may access three premium legal research databases (Westlaw, CEB Onlaw, and EBSCO (Nolo E-Books)) using the patron computers or their own electronic device via the law library's WiFi access. These three legal databases are purchased by the law library and available to law library patrons for free. EBSCO is also accessible via the internet by clicking on the link below and logging in.
At both the Placerville and South Lake Tahoe locations, law library patrons may perform electronic research online.
The Law Library's Catalog may be viewed by clicking on the LibraryThing link, below.
Clinic and Workshop Schedules:
Tuesdays and Fridays (civil law): Drop-in Legal Aid Clinic 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
*Legal aid attorneys will answer questions on a first-come, first-served basis. Occasionally the sessions will close early due to capacity
Thursdays (family law):
9:00 a.m. (Must be present precisely at or before 9:00 a.m.): Petition/Response to Petition for Dissolution Workshop (to begin or first respond to a divorce action)
11:00 a.m. (Must be present precisely at or before 11:00 a.m.): Financial Disclosures or Request for Orders Workshops (workshops alternate each week; check the facilitator calendar) (must be completed in order to obtain final judgment of divorce)