Research assistance is available at the reference desk. Library staff will happily aid in research by locating and explaining sources. They can also assist patrons performing legal research with other library functions. Staff members CANNOT give legal advice, legal opinions, or provide legal assistance in any manner; patrons in need of professional legal assistance should consult a lawyer. It is the responsibility of the patron to do all the necessary research to find the answers to their legal issues. Here is a brief summary of what staff members CAN and CANNOT do:
WHAT WE CAN DO:
WHAT WE CANNOT DO:
| Make referrals to proper agencies
|| Give legal advice
| Direct public to sources of law and forms
|| Interpret statutes, cases, or regulations
| Instruct in usage of legal materials
|| Answer telephone inquiries
| Explain format requirements for pleadings
|| State opinions on legal issues
| Locate informative reading materials
|| Select specific forms and/or choose the language for forms
The Law Library has public computers available for legal research via the Internet and our database subscriptions to Westlaw®
, LexisNexis, CCH®
, and BNA®
. Computers are also available for the preparation of legal dcouments. There is no charge for the use of computers, but print charges of $0.25 per page apply and patrons must sign up for computer use with a valid photo ID. Law Library computers are for legal research only
Photocopiers are available for use in the library. They are located in the Copy Room located directly behind, and to the right of, the reference desk. Photocopies at the library are $0.25 per page. Copy cards are available that reduce the cost per copy to $0.16 per copy; they are recommended when a patron makes a large number of copies. $1.00 copy cards are available in the Copy Room. While copy cards can be re-used from visit to visit, change cannot be given from copy cards.
Tours of the Law Library are offered to groups or classes who have an interest in becoming familiar with the Law Library. Group tours may be arranged by calling (702) 455-4696. Tours may be arranged for any hours in which the Library is open.
Typewriters are available at the Law Library. Paper and supplies are not provided.
Conference Rooms are available during hours when the Library is open and may be used for legal purposes such as depositions, mediations and client meetings. Please call (702) 455-4696 to make a reservation.
The Law Library has a web catalog for searching the collection via the Internet. The catalog is a listing of titles available in the library, as well as links to on-line resources.