Did you know that if you have a Law Library borrowing or MCLE benefit account, then you can access six different databases from home? You can access these databases if your account is current and you do not owe more than $10 in overdue fines. The databases you can access are as follows:

  • Wolters Kluwer VitalLaw contains many of Wolters Kluwer’s most popular treatises, including resources like Marsh’s CA Corporation Law, California Construction Law, Americans with Disabilities Handbook, Bankruptcy Litigation Manual, Handbook of Section 1983 Litigation, Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Deskbook, and the Qualified Domestic Relations Order QDRO Handbook.
  • Trellis contains a wealth of California trial court information, including access to some filed documents. You can check to see how judges are likely to rule on certain motions. The coverage varies by county.
  • National Consumer Law Center provides full text of National Consumer Law Center publications. Topics include consumer bankruptcy, fair debt collection, foreclosures, consumer warranty law and more. You can also access the National Housing Law Project’s ebook title: HUD Housing Programs: Tenant’s Rights (known as the Greenbook).
  • HeinOnline has an extensive collection of legal periodicals. Additionally, it has current and historical federal legal materials, including the Code of Federal Regulations and Federal Register; U.S. Treaties and Agreements; the United States Code; and Congressional and Federal Agency Documents.
  • Gale California Legal Forms Library provides access to hundreds of sample legal documents for California. They can be viewed and edited in Microsoft Word or any word processing software that can open Rich Text Files (RTFs).
  • CCH AnswerConnect is a comprehensive  tax resource that can provide you with answers to your most important tax questions. Its resources include IRS Tax Memorandum, the Tax Code and Regulations, and tax cases.

Check out more information about the Law Library’s borrowing and MCLE benefit accounts. If you have any questions about these programs, your account, or accessing our legal databases, please contact us by email or telephone.