The Nevada County Law Library is the primary depository of legal
reference materials for the County of Nevada, and provides open
access of these resources to all members of the community.
The Law Library is maintained by a seven member Board of Trustees.
Four Nevada County Superior Court Judges, or their designated
representatives, serve a year term as Trustees. The Nevada County
Board of Supervisors appoints a representative for the Chair of
the Board and 2 additional Trustees yearly. For a listing of current
board members contact the law library.
Located in Nevada City on the first floor of the Nevada County
Courthouse, the Law Library collection contains approximately
6,000 volumes of reference materials, including: Nolo Press self-help
law books, the Nevada County Codes, California Code, State and
Federal Supreme and Appellate court reports,
and the Municipal Codes of Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Truckee.
Computer stations are available. Electronic legal resources include
Westlaw Patron Access, legal research websites, Judicial Council
forms, legal pleadings and word processing. Computer stations
are available for Judicial Council forms, legal pleadings, and
The Nevada County Superior Court's Public Law Center is located
within the Law Library. This award winning self-help center provides
legal information on court procedures, form packets with instructions,
and alternatives to civil litigation, such as mediation. Areas
of law include: Adoption, Guardianship, Name Change, Unlawful
Detainer (Eviction), Civil Harassment, Modification of Probation,
and Traffic. The Public Law Center is also the county's Small
Claim Advisor. Call (530) 470-2594 for more information.
A coin-operated copy machine is available at the Law Library
for 10¢ a page, and an electric typewriter is also on-site
The Board of Trustees of the Nevada County Law Library meets
on the second Wednesday of every month, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.,
in the Law Library Conference Room - the public is invited to
MCLE CDs and Videos are available at the Nevada County Law Library.
Additionally, the vast resources of the Sacramento County Law Library
are available at saclaw.org. Visit the site for information on MCLE
credit classes or their collection of audio tapes and video tapes
published by CEB, the California Trial Lawyers Association, the
Public Defender Association, the Rutter Group, and other publishers.
Many programs meet MCLE self-study requirements. These materials
can be obtained through the Nevada County Law Library interlibrary
loan program that is available to all Nevada County attorneys.
Your voluntary donation included with local annual bar membership
pays for this service Thank You!