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Law Library

Circuit Court Law Library

Location, Phone, Hours of Operation
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court
North Tower 3rd floor, Rm 3420
Phone: (240) 777-9120
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
 

Library Resource Guide/Catalog

  • Access the full range of the library’s print collection
  • Retrieve book titles and authorities on specific legal topics
  • Link to useful Maryland law sites, including the Maryland Code and Rules

 

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library is to support legal research activities of the Court, the Bar and the public.

Who May Use the Law Library?

The Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library is open to the public.  However, individuals serving on a jury trial in the Circuit Court are not admitted to the Law Library until their jury duty is completed.

When Can I Use the Law Library?

The Law Library’s hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

What is Included in the Law Library Collection?

The Law Library has a comprehensive collection of legal materials, including U.S. statutes, the codes of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, and local ordinances.  It has a complete collection of state judicial opinions and a variety of subject treatises and reference materials.  The Law Library also offers free access to the major on-line legal databases.

What Services are Available at the Law Library?

Computers:
Computers are available for public access to on-line legal research databases, the internet and word processing. Printing documents from the library printer is $.25 per page.  Free wireless Internet access is also offered throughout the Law Library.

Photocopies:
A photocopier is available.
B/W Copying is 25¢
Color Copying is 50¢

Facsimile (fax):
The Law Library offers incoming and outgoing fax service.  The cost for faxes within the U.S. is $.50 per page.  Faxing services outside the U.S. are not available.

Circulation:
Law Library materials may not be checked out.

Reference:
Law Library staff is available to answer questions regarding the library and its collection but cannot give legal opinions or advice.  The staff will provide limited assistance over the telephone at (240)777-9120 and e-mail at lawlibrary@mcccourt.com.

Conference Rooms
Rooms are available for reservation for court business, attorney conference or depositions. Please call (240)777-9120 or e-mail at lawlibrary@mcccourt.com to reserve rooms.

 

Useful Free Legal Websites

Useful Free Legal Websites

Topic

Site

URL

Court & Government
Information

Montgomery County Circuit Court

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/circuitcourt

Maryland State Courts

http://www.mdcourts.gov

Maryland Court of Special Appeals – Guide for Self Representation

http://www.courts.state.md.us/cosappeals
/pdfs/cosaguideselfrepresentation.pdf

Maryland Judiciary Self Help Video Library

http://www.courts.state.md.us/reference
/videolibrary.html

Maryland Manual Online
(Guide to MD Government)

http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual
/html/mmtoc.html

District Court Self-Help Center

http://www.courts.state.md.us/legalhelp
/districtctselfhelpctr.html

Federal Court Information

uscourts.gov

SCOTUS Blog (U.S. Supreme Court Blog)

http://www.scotusblog.com/

USA.gov (U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal)

http://www.usa.gov/

Fdsys (U.S. Gov’t Official Publications)

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/

Laws & Regulations

Maryland Code & Rules

http://www.lawlib.state.md.us

Code of Maryland Regulations

http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar

Montgomery County Code

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/code

United States Code

http://www.fdsys.gov"

Cases &
Legal Opinions

Maryland Case Law

http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/opinions.html

Federal Case Law – 4th Circuit

http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov

Opinions of the MD Attorney General

http://www.oag.state.md.us

Google Scholar

http://www.scholar.google.com

Legal Research

Maryland State Law Library

http://www.lawlib.state.md.us

People’s Law Library of MD

http://www.peoples-law.org

Cornell University Law School Legal Info

http://www.law.cornell.edu

Law.com Legal Dictionary

http://dictionary.law.com/

Justia

http://www.justia.com/

FindLaw (West)

http://www.findlaw.com/

Nolo’s List of Helpful Legal Websites

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia
/content/helpful-legal-websites.html

Zimmerman’s Research Guide (Lexis)

http://law.lexisnexis.com/infopro/zimmermans/

Forms &
Lawyer Referral

Maryland Court Forms

http://www.courts.state.md.us/courtforms

Montgomery Co. Bar Assoc. Lawyer Referral

http://www.montbar.org

Public Records

Maryland Judiciary Case Record Search

http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiry-index.jsp

Maryland Estate Case Search

registers.maryland.gov

Maryland Land Records

http://mdlandrec.net

Maryland Business Entity Info

http://www.dat.state.md.us/

Family Law Information

Maryland Family Law Forms

http://www.courts.state.md.us/family/forms.html

Montgomery County Circuit Court Family Law Self Help Center

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov
/circuitcourt/self_Representing/Index.html

Montgomery Co. Family Justice Center

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/fjc/

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Montgomery County Circuit Court
50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM