This division administers the Law Library in accordance with Oregon statutes. The Library provides legal reference materials and assistance to patrons. It serves attorneys, judges, litigants, and the general public. The Law Library is self-supporting from monies collected by the courts as part of civil litigation filing fees. These fees may only be used in support of Law Library operations.
Mission Statement: The Lane County Law Library is dedicated to providing a high-level of service to all members of the community. As part of this mission, the Law Library strives to provide access to legal materials and related resources needed for legal research by members of the bar, the judiciary and the public.
Vision Statement: The Law Library will be recognized within Lane County as a major contributor to programs providing access to and use of legal resources.
NEWS and INFORMATION
Law Library Manager
Neil Miller assumed the role of Law Librarian with the Lane County Law Library in July 2013. He will continue providing assistance with legal reference in addition to administrative duties. Neil can be contacted at 541-682-4337 or by using the e-mail link to the left.
Law Library Newsletter Suspended
Due to the retirement of Lane County Law Librarian Linda Falken at the end of July 2010, publication of the law library's newsletter will be suspended indefinitely.
The library's newsletter has been produced since 1983, at first only periodically and then on a regular basis, starting in 1995. In 2008 it became exclusively an online publication. (Please use the link below for an archive of issues going back to 2005.)
Training Classes Are Available By Appointment
One-on-one or group training is available to interested attorneys and community members. Short tutorials are available on a walk-in basis whenever the Law Library is staffed. Longer trainings are available by appointment only. These may include instruction on any of the following topics:
Starting with Westlaw
Advanced Westlaw Use,
Using Shepards Online,
Using HeinOnline to Find Federal Regulations
Finding Self-Help Web Sites
Call 541-682-4337 to learn more.