Public Law Library Updated


"an increasingly large percentage of court participants rely upon their own research as they prepare and present their cases. I welcome the addition of the updated Law Library because it allows every person access to critical legal information. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful tool at our disposal."

by Judge Michael Evans, who is a member of the Law Library Committee and the chair of the Access to Justice Committee
For More Information Contact:
Chad Connors, Court Administrator
(360) 577-3085

 For Immediate Release - May 21, 2019

Intuitive, easy to use, and powerful research are the hallmarks of the newest upgrade to the Cowlitz County Law Library. Recently, new equipment and an updated legal research tool have been installed at the Law Library in a conveniently located room on the second floor of the Hall of Justice.

The Law Library offers a web-connected computer featuring state of the art legal research provided by LexisNexis. This powerful research tool permits a user to input words, phrases, or statutory references to search for cases, materials, and scholarly articles related to a legal issue or the law. A variety of sources and databases can be searched, including, but not limited to:

  • Washington State Supreme Court cases
  • Washington State Court of Appeals cases
  • Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
  • Washington State Constitution
  • Washington Municipal Codes
  • Washington Administrative Code
  • Washington Attorney General Opinions
  • United State Supreme Court cases
  • United States Court of Appeals (all circuits)
  • United States Bankruptcy Court
  • Law Reviews and Journals, e.g. Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal Online
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  • United States Code
  • Congressional Bill Tracking
  • Congressional Full Text of Bills
  • Shepard's Citations Service

To use the Law Library, contact the Cowlitz County Clerk's Office ( and provide photo ID. There is no cost to use the service.​

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