This guide is intended to provide basic information about Nevada legal materials and resources.
The information and resources in this guide are not intended as a substitute for a detailed legal research guide or the advice of a licensed attorney.
A Law Library is a specialized library that provides access to legal materials, and assistance in locating legal resources. They usually contain print resources of self-help books, primary law, and secondary resources, as well as online access to legal databases.
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The Supreme Court of Nevada is the oldest law library in the state and provides a wealth of print and digital resources, all accessible from our catalog. The library serves the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Legislature, the Office of the Attorney General, and other executive branch agencies, as well as the local bar and the general public. The library is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm, except on holidays. We offer numerous online research guides on legal topics, specific Nevada resources, legislative histories, and general legal resources.
Contact the Reference desk at (775) 684-1640 or send an email to email@example.com. Online chat services are available Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm (excluding state holidays).
The Clark County Law Library is a public law library open to everyone and there is no fee to use the library. The Law Library maintains state and federal statutes, regulations, and cases, as well as commentary (in the form of treatises and periodicals). The entire collection contains more than 103,500 materials in a variety of formats including books, serials, loose-leafs, microfiche, audio, video, CD-ROM, and electronic databases. The Library also has access to over 270,000 legal resources through its subscription databases. Nine computers are available for legal research purposes. The Library offers information on federal legal topics, general legal research, legal education classes, and Nevada legal research and legal topics.
Contact the Reference desk at (702) 455-4696, or send an email to AskInfo@ClarkCountyNV.Gov.
Dedicated to helping patrons find and access the law. The mission of the Washoe County Law Library is to enhance access to justice by (1) providing legal information, education, resources, tools, and materials, in print and digital formats, to those engaged with the justice system, and (2) partnering with the courts, bar associations, legal clinics, civic organizations, and government entities to help ensure the legal needs of the community are addressed. The Library also offers programs such as the Lawyer in the Library, and research guides on several subjects.
Contact the Reference desk at (775) 328-3250, or send an email to LawLibrary@washoecourts.us.
As the largest law library in the state, and the only law library in Nevada maintaining comprehensive collections of United States legal materials, the Wiener-Rogers Law Library also serves as a resource and archive for the entire state, providing services and making its collections accessible to researchers across disciplines and to members of the general public.
The Research Division of the Legislative Counsel Bureau is the general information and service arm of the Legislature. It conducts research into a wide variety of subjects at the request of legislators, legislative committees, State and local officials, and the public. The Division also responds to inquiries concerning Nevada's government, laws, and public policy issues from residents, legislative agencies, and public officials in other states.
Search for compiled legislative histories, find past and present Nevada Legislators, search Legislature reports, search vetoed bills, and Legislative session information, committees, minutes, and exhibits.
Contact the Research Library at (775) 684-6827 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nevada Supreme Court Rule 15 (SCR 15) provides for the creation of the Nevada Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice and provides that the purpose of the Access to Justice Commission help alleviate barriers in accessing legal services in the state of Nevada.
Nevada Legal Resources Directory was created by the Nevada Access for Justice Commission by the Nevada State Bar and includes contact information for legal services organizations throughout the state of Nevada.