News and Current Events

Save the date! Law Day at the Mall 2014 has been scheduled for Friday, May 2 at the Valley Plaza Mall! More information soon. We hope to see you there!

The courthouse and the law library will be closed Monday, January 20, 2014. Services will resume as usual the following day

Weekly workshops now allow online sign-up. visit www.kern.courts.ca.gov and select the "family law" tab at the top of the page. Then, select "workshop schedule" on the left side of the page.

The award winning Law Day event will take place in the Valley Plaza Mall in front of JC Penney and Wetzels Pretzels.  The event will go from 10AM to 7PM, and there will be attorneys available for consultations from 12PM to 6PM.  Arrive early to sign up for a FREE 15 minute attorney consultation.  Space is limited and sign up is first-come, first-serve.  The attorneys that volunteer have a wide range of knowledgel, ranging from: Custody, Guardianship, Probate, Wills, Civil Lawsuits, Landlord/Tenant Issues, Criminal Law, Real Property, Immigration, Animal Rights and much more!  Just come with your questions ready.  Keep in mind that you may be limited to 1 subject as the consultations are limited to 15 minutes.  From 10AM to 7PM, there will be booths for local organizations with representatives passing out information and answering questions on how they can help you.  Information on getting assistance with Mediation, Child Support, Guardianship, and much more will be available from these organizations.  Whether you have specific questions, need general information, or are just curious, Law Day at the Mall will provide information to answer your questions or point you in the right direction. 

If you have questions about this event, you can contact us at the Kern County Law Library at (661)868-5320.

 

 

The Law Library will be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2013.  Happy New Year!

There is a telephone scam spreading through several counties threatening those who fail to report to jury duty with arrest fines. It is an Iphone app that advises people their name has been seen at a local court location and they are instructed to call the following number: (704)319-7242. A recording at the number advises the caller to press 1 to pay a $500 fine or to press 3 to report to jail.

The Kern County Law Library will be closed Monday October 8, 2012 for Columbus Day

The Law Library will be closed Monday, September 3, in observation of Labor Day

Foreclosures and Home Loan Modifications August 28 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at University Square, 2000 K St., Room 101
Attorney Vincent Gorski will give a presentation on:
How to stop Foreclosure
How Bankruptcy can speed up a Loan Modification
How to get rid of debt encumbered in a foreclosure
How to get rid of Second Mortgages in certain circumstances, as well as other useful knowledge
How the new law passed in California can help individuals seeking a Home Loan Modification
This will be followed by a question and answer session.
Refreshments will be provided and it will be free to the public.
contact the Law Library at 868-5320 for more information.

Evening Family Law Workshop August 28 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at University Square, 2000 K St., Room 201
Barbara Harris will be available to answer family law questions on subjects like: Child Custody and Visitation, Divorce, Child and Spousal Support, Adoption, and much more. Refreshments will be provided and it will be free to the public.
contact the Law Library at 868-5320 for more information.

4th of July The law library will be closed

Self Help Assistance Telephone assistance is limited. We can answer simple questions over the phone but do not perform legal research and contact with an answer. Email assistance is limited too. We try our best to respond to email questions sent to us in a timely matter. However, our walk-in customers are our first priority.

Evening Family Law Workshop June 28 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the superintendent of schools building (1300 17th st). Barbara Harris will be available to answer family law questions on subjects like: Child Custody and Visitation, Divorce, Child and Spousal Support, Adoption, and much more. Refreshments will be provided and it will be free to the public.
contact the Law Library at 868-5320 for more information
And don't miss the radio interview with attorney Barbara Harris Sunday, June 24 at 7:30 A.M., on Max FM 92.1


The Shriver Program helps landlords and tenants.  It is located on the first floor of the courthouse at 1415 Truxtun Ave. (to the right when you enter the building) The current hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:00 (closed 12:00-1:00 for lunch)


Law day at the mall will be held on May 1st from 10:00am to 7:00pm.  There will be representatives from the various bakersfield legal organizations as well as attorneys present for free consultations.  The consultations will be limited to 15 minutes a person, and they will begin at 1:00pm (first come first serve).  The Law Library staff will be participating in law day, so the library will be closed on Tuesday, May 1st.  Please come join us!

For those of you in Lake Isabella: There is now an opportunity to speak with representatives from the Kern County Law Library and the Kern County Family Law Facilitator on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at the Family Resource Center with the use of video conferencing equipment.

 

 


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The Law Library offers a variety of resources for those who cannot afford legal representation.  Between the weekly workshops, the quarterly workshops, and the everyday assistance of the librarian and the library clerks, there is soemone to help answer most any legal question.
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