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Self Help Centers
The California court system provides self help centers throughout the state:
LA Law Library
The LA Law Library provides the public with access to a huge collection of print legal materials, a range of databases (including Westlaw and Lexis), and reference assistance.
LA Law Library Partners
LA Law Library also makes it databases available through local public and court libraries. The Compton, Lancaster, Pasadena, and Van Nuys public libraries provide public access to LA Law Library databases, as do the Long Beach, Norwalk, Pomona, Santa Monica, and Torrance courthouses.
California County Public Law Libraries
Directory of public law libraries in other California counties.
Law Library of Congress
The Law Library of Congress in Washington D.C. provides the public with reference by email, phone, and mail, as well as guides to finding law online.
Free Legal Research Guides
Locating the Law by
Publication Date: 2011
Free online guide to legal research by Southern California law librarians.