Online Legal Database Access
Access to online legal databases, such as Shepard's, Matthew Bender, Westlaw, and CEB, is available through the computers at the Monterey County Law Library. You may also bring in your laptop and connect to the databases via free Wi-Fi.
2015 Board of TrusteesMr. Robert Herendeen, Esq. - President
The Honorable Albert Maldonado
Mr. Berkley Brannon, Esq Mr. Juan Rodriguez, Esq.
Ms. Paddy Grinstein, Esq.
Mr. Chris Cain, Esq.
Law Library Director and Secretary to the Board Christopher Cobb
County public law libraries were created by statute and are controlled and funded through the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code Sections 6300 et seq. Each county, unless excepted, must have at least one library, located at the county seat. The Monterey County Law Library is just one of more than fifty public law libraries in California.
The Monterey County Law Library is dedicated to supplying the public and legal community with the best possible access to legal materials through hard copy holdings and electronic media, including the internet.
In most counties, including Monterey, the county public law library is the major, if not the only, source of legal materials for the general public. The majority of the library budget is used to insure that the public has access to California and Federal case and statutory law. The library also attempts to satisfy the legal community's need for reference and practice books to the full extent that the budget will permit.
Last Updated: 03/14/2013