Pierce County Law Library

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Due to Covid-19 restrictions the Library is closed for legal research. 


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Mission Statement

As the only public law library in Pierce County, the mission of the Pierce County Law Library is to provide county-wide convenient access to current legal information including explanatory materials. The library will provide information in print and electronic formats as are suitable for the diverse Pierce County community to use in criminal and civil litigation and for the resolution of personal and business legal matters. Our mission is also to provide trained and knowledgeable Library staff to assist patrons in meeting their legal information needs.

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 ​Book Borrowing

Currently registered borrowers may borrow books according to Library rules. Use the catalog above to identify the books you want. Please call for an appointment to pick up your book in the lobby outside. For other book services contact the Library at (253) 798-2691.

 ​Document Printing 
We will print your court documents. 
  • ​E-mail your document to pclawlibrary@gmail.com
  • On the subject line enter: Print Request (your name)
  •  $1 / page (b/w)
  • Exact change. Debit/credit available if over $5.
 ​Online Legal Research

Westlaw Edge
A premium legal research database that employs artificial intelligence (AI). Westlaw has all state and federal, regulations, statutes, cases, court rules, and treatise resources. This is a free trial with 10 hours of research over 7 days.

CaseText
All state and federal statutes and cases, federal regulations, and a federal briefs database. This is a free trial with 14 days of access.

Fastcase
All state and federal statutes, cases, regulations, court rules, and Attorney General Opinions. This is a free trial with 24 hours of access.

 
Ross Intelligence 
This is an AI search engine. It searches all state and federal statutes and cases, and federal administrative decisions. This is a free trial with 14 days of access.

Casemaker Libra
Casemaker Libra is a searchable library of Washington State treatises, practice guides, coursebooks, deskbooks, and continuing legal education (CLE) materials.  


NCLC
 
Consumer protection information:

  • Mortgages and Foreclosure
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Car Sales 
  • Debt Collection
  • Bankruptcy

Nolo Press
 
Self-help books covering topics of "everyday" law, including: Marriage, divorce, estate planning, retirement, small business, employment, real estate, and many more. 

​Form Packets for Sale

The Library sells self-help form packets on a variety of topics.

Packets may be purchased online with Paypal or by appointment at the Library.

  • Online Orders are processed Monday-Friday during hours of operation. If you're requesting forms be mailed, please expect a delay for USPS processing.
  • To purchase a packet at the Library, call (253) 798-2691 for an appointment.

Form Packets available at the Library 

Form Packets for sale online

 "How-To" Videos 

Other Helpful Videos:

The impact of Covid-19 on Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits, Presented by Attorney, Beverly Allen

November 10th Update on the Eviction Moratorium, by TacomaProBono


 Self-Help Legal Guides & Forms
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