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.
> Judge James McCabria Joins Law Library Board: With his swearing in on December 8, 2014, as District Court Judge in Division IV of the Seventh Judicial District of Kansas, Judge James McCabria becomes a member of the Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library Board of Trustees.
> 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.
> Research Fundamentals for WestlawNext CLE on February 6th: Laurie Minchew, a Research Specialist from Thomson West will be providing CLE programs on the fundamentals of using WestlawNext in the Law Library for legal research on Friday, February 6, 2015. There will be three duplicate one-hour sessions that day from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to Noon, and from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. One hour of pre-approved Kansas CLE credit will be available for attendees through arrangements with Thomson West. Seating is limited so pre-registration is 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
Did You Know?
This Month In Legal History
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.
For more information, contact the Law Library at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments to: Webmaster: Kerry Altenbernd, Law Librarian, Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library, Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 East 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Created: November 2002; Revised: December 11, 2014