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Effective Monday, March 16th 2020:

San Mateo County Law Library will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC to reduce the risk of community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The closure will remain in effect until April 7, 2020 but may be extended.

The San Mateo County Law Library is physically closed, but we are still available by phone and email to assist you as best we can. We know our patrons may be struggling with legal issues even while the courts and other government agencies are closed. Below are the ways we are trying to meet that need:

Please call us at (650) 363-4913 or email us at sanmateolawlibrary@gmail.com

Include the details of your issue or specific requests for document delivery and we will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

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LEGAL SUPPORT

The Law Library offers a free Consumer Law Clinic sponsored by Bay Area Legal Aid every 2nd Monday of the month starting from 9:30am. RSVP for your spot by calling (650) 358.0745. The clinic meets in the Law Library Conference Room.

The San Mateo County Superior Court offers a Small Claims Advisor to assist with Small Claims every Wednesday, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, in the 2nd floor Conference Room of 400 County Center, Redwood City. Call (650) 363.4303 for more information.

The Family Law Facilitator's Office offers assistance with starting a Divorce during their regular hours in their office, 2nd floor, 400 County Center, Redwood City. Call (650) 261.5010 for more information.

The Department of Child Support Services Outreach offers help on Child Support issues every Tuesday, 8:30am to 11:30am, in the family Law Facilitator's Office, 2nd floor, 400 County Center, Redwood City. Call (866) 901.3212 for more information.

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County offers a Landlord/Tenant Clinic every Monday, 8:30am to 11:30am, in the Family Law Facilitator's Office, 2nd floor, 400 County Center, Redwood City.

Bay Area Legal Aid offers a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting at 9:00am, and Wednesday afternoons starting at 1:30pm at their office located at 1048 El Camino Real, Ste. A in Redwood City. Call (650) 358.0745 for more information.

API Legal Outreach offers a Naturalization Clinic in Daly City, Oakland and San Francisco. Call (415) 567.6255 for more information.

Legal Aid at Work offers help on employment issues. Call (415) 864.8848 for general information or the Workers' Rights Clinic helplines at (415) 864.8208 or (866) 864.8208 (toll-free). Check out the Job Seekers' Rights video on applying for a job when having a criminal record on the Law Library's YouTube Channel.

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 The Law Library was recently featured on local access MCTV! Check it out!

 

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WE ARE YOUR LAW LIBRARY IN SAN MATEO COUNTY!

It is our mission to assist all people, whether members of the general public or local attorneys, in their efforts to use the legal system effectively.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

  • Use the Ask A Law Librarian Live Chat to get your questions answered in real time by a California Law Librarian. Click on:

    AskNow

    • We are taking sign-ups for ALL TOPICS for an Emergency Community Law Night. Call or email if you are interested in speaking with an attorney directly on the phone or by videochat.

    • Access Self-help Nolo books through Santa Clara County Law Library’s Digital Nolo collection by using State abbreviation “CA” password “SANTACLARA”.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you. We’re in this together!

     

  • CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM OUR FUNDRAISING NIGHT WITH JACKIE SPEIER ON THE Law Library Foundation EVENTS PAGE.
  • Check out the new San Mateo Court E-Filing here.

  • Video Tutorials:

Watch our brand new video tutorial on how to expunge your criminal record in the San Mateo County:

 

Learn about the KeyCite Basics and other topics on the Video Tutorials page.

  • Holidays Opening and Closing:

 

  • Free Programs:

Do you need a legal consultation? Check out our free Lawyers in the Library Program page.

The Law Library in collaboration with the San Mateo County Bar Association is proud to present a Community Law Night where members of the general public can benefit from free one-on-one legal consultation. Check out our free Community Law Night Program page.

  • Our Collection:

The Law Library has new MCLE audio material up to date.

The Law Library has a new expanded Westlaw database, which includes all states and all secondary legal materials.

  • Board Meetings:

The San Mateo County Law Library Board of Trustee meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 12:15pm is CANCELLED due to efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. We are not announcing a next meeting date at this time, but will update as soon as a new meeting date, time and location are scheduled. Thank you for your understanding. Questions or comments can be submitted to Libray Director Caroline Bracco at cbracco@smclawlibrary.org. The current and previous board meeting agendas can be found here.

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