Michael J. Malone
Douglas County Law Library

Judicial and Law Enforcement Center
111 East 11th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
info@douglascolawlibrary.org
Phone: (785) 838-2477
Fax: (785) 838-2455

Welcome to the Website of the
Michael J. Malone
Douglas County Law Library


The Law Library is open to everyone. The public has access 12 hours per week (see Library Hours page) and attorneys who have been issued keys have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Library provides print resources for a Kansas-based practice and electronic resources including the WestlawNext on-line legal database. All Library users have free access to all of the Library's resources.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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News:

> 2015 Law Library Registration Renewal: The time for attorneys to renew their Law Library registration for 2015 is fast approaching. Due to a drop in docket fee collections, which is the Library's primary funding source, and an increase in the cost of materials, the registration fee has been raised to $50.00 for 2015. This was done in order to maintain the high quality of services the Library provides its users.

A registration renewal form is available on this website at http://www.douglascolawlibrary.org/2015LawLibraryRegistrationRenewalForm.pdf. This form is not for first time registration but should only be used to renew a registration. Follow the instructions on the form.

> Research Fundamentals for WestlawNext CLE: WestlawNext will be providing a CLE program on the fundamentals of using WestlawNext in the Law Library for legal research in January, 2015. There will be three duplicate one-hour sessions that day from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to Noon, and from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. One hour of CLE credit will be available for attendees through arrangements with Thomson West. Pre-registration will be required.

> Law Library Changes Name: At its July 18, 2014, meeting, the Douglas County Law Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rename the Law Library for the Honorable Michael J. Malone, who is retiring after having served 32 years on the bench of Division IV of the Seventh Judicial District of Kansas. It will hereafter be known as the Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library. Judge Malone was the driving force behind the establishment of the Library.

The name change was announced publically on August 28, 2014, at a retirement dinner for Judge Malone sponsored by the Douglas County Bar Association on the eve of his last official day of work in Division IV.


Did You Know?

There will be an election in early 2015 to choose five attorneys who will serve on the Douglas County Law Library Board of Trustees for the 2015/2017 biennial term.

"Did You Know?" is a service of the Law Library. Every month, a bit of Law Library trivia will be posted in the Law Library and here on the Law Library's website. The previous month's "Did You Know?" tidbit will also be published in the Law Library's E-Mail Newsletter. We hope this service will help improve communication between the Law Library and its users.


This Month In Legal History

November 8, 1892 - Sherman Allen Harvey, son of ex-slaves, elected Clerk of the Douglas County, Kansas, District Court.

For the full story, go to the This Month In Legal History page on this website.

"This Month In Legal History" features an event from the history of law and jurisprudence of Douglas County, Kansas, that occurred during the month. A different historical event will be posted here every month and published in the Law Library's E-Mail Newsletter. The archives of previously published entries can be accessed by going to the This Month In Legal History Archive page. Suggestions from readers of items for inclusion in this feature are encouraged and welcomed.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Douglas County Law Library is to provide legal and law related resources through a law library, focused on a Kansas practice, conveniently located in the Judicial Center for use by the bar, bench and public.


The Douglas County Law Library was established under the auspices of the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas, pursuant to Kansas Statutes 20-3126 through 20-3132, and opened on May 1, 2003. On August 28, 2014, it was renamed the Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library for the Honorable Michael J. Malone, who was the driving force behind the establishment of the Law Library. The Law Library is open to the general public as noted on the Law Library Hours page on this website. Licensed attorneys in Douglas County who have paid their annual Law Library Registration Fee and been issued a key have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Attorneys should contact the Library about getting a key.

Attorneys who have not paid their Registration Fee are prohibited from filing any and all transactions with the Clerk of the District Court until the fee is paid. They also are ineligible to run for one of the five positions reserved for attorneys on the Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library Board of Trustees and to vote in elections for those positions.


For more information, contact the Law Library at: info@douglascolawlibrary.org.


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