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Law Library


The Tuolumne County Law Library can be found on the first floor of the Justice Center Courthouse located at 12855 Justice Center Drive, Sonora, CA. The public is welcome during the regular business hours, except holidays.

While the Law Library is housed within the Justice Center Courthouse, it is managed by a Board of Trustees that consists of local bar members and a bench officer.

The following publications are kept up-to-date:

Title Publisher
California Appellate Reports 4th Edition Lexis Nexis
California Forms of Pleading and Practice Lexis Nexis
California Legal Forms Transaction Guide Lexis Nexis
California Official Reports Lexis Nexis
California Reports 4th Edition Lexis Nexis
Shepards California Citations Lexis Nexis
Appeals and Writs in Criminal CEB
California Attorney’s Guide to Damages CEB
CEB Action Guide: Expert Witnesses in California CEB
CEB Action Guide: Handling Depositions CEB
CEB Action Guide: Laying Foundation to Introduce Evidence CEB
CEB Action Guide: Mechanics Liens CEB
CEB Action Guide: Transferring Property Without Probate CEB
West’s Online Service Thomson West
California Penal Code (softbound) Thomson West
California Rules of Court (State & Federal - softbound) Thomson West
West’s Annotated California Codes and Index Thomson West
Witkin Summary of California Law 10th Edition Thomson West

Self-Help Center's Library

The Self Help Center also maintains a library of books designed to assist self-represented litigants. Some of those publications include:

Title Publisher
Your Rights in the Workplace Nolo Press
Becoming a U.S. Citizen Nolo Press
Building a Parenting Agreement That Works Nolo Press
California Tenants’ Rights Nolo Press
Divorce and Money Nolo Press
Divorce in California Nolo Press
Do Your Own California Adoption Nolo Press
Everybody’s Guide to Small Claims Court Nolo Press
Fight Your Ticket and Win Nolo Press
How to Change Your Name Nolo Press
How to Do Your Own Divorce Nolo Press
How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Nolo Press
How to Probate an Estate in California Nolo Press
How to Solve Divorce Problems Nolo Press
Landlord’s Law Book: Rights and Responsibilities Nolo Press
Represent Yourself in Court Nolo Press
Simple Will Book Nolo Press
The Criminal Law Handbook Nolo Press
The Foreclosure Survival Guide Nolo Press
The Guardianship Book for California Nolo Press

The Self-Help Center also provides useful binders that you may view while visiting that contain instructions to complete forms on the following topics:

  • Civil Harassment
  • Civil Limited Answer
  • Collecting Your Judgment
  • Dissolution of Marriage/Legal Separation
  • Elder Abuse
  • General Service Information
  • Guardianship
  • How to Fill Out a Change of Address Form
  • How to Fill Out a Substitution of Attorney Form
  • How to Fill Out Your Fee Waiver Application & Order
  • How to Fill Out Your Petition for Emancipation
  • How to Modify Your Child Support Order
  • How to Write a Child Custody Declaration
  • Order to Show Cause
  • Proof of Service
  • Small Claims
  • Unlawful Detainer
  • Workplace Violence


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