News & Updates

2017 Closures:

  • Monday, January 2, 2017: New Year’s Day
  • Monday, January 16, 2017: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Friday, January 27, 2017: Library Staff In-Service Training Day
  • Monday, February 6, 2017: King County Superior Court Closure due to Severe Weather.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017: Presidents’ Day
  • Monday, May 29, 2017: Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4, 2017: Labor Day
  • Friday, November 10, 2017: Veterans’ Day
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017: Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 24, 2017: Native American Heritage Day
  • Monday, December 25, 2017: Christmas Holiday

Note that the Law Library follows the King County Superior Court Clerk’s Holiday Closure schedule. The MRJC Law Library typically closes at noon on the last Friday of the month for staff training.

new databases and titles in the library (January 2017)


Slavery in America and the World: This database is a collection of books, papers, cases, etc. from various donors brought together to give a more rounded view of slavery. You can read more about it here. This database is available through HeinOnline.

Administrative Law: Administrative Law and Process in a Nutshell 6th Ed. by Ronald M. Levin & Jeffrey S. Lubbers, located at KF 5402.Z9 L48 2017

Animal Law: 2nd Annual Animal Law Summit: Hot Topics Across North America (CLE) program chair Adam P. Karp, presented by WSBA CLE in partnership with the WSBA Animal Law Section, located at KF 390.5 A5 A55 2016

Civil Procedure:

  • Trial Advocacy in a Nutshell 6th Ed. by Paul Bergman, located at KF 8915.Z9 B47 2017
  • Effective Tools for the 21st Century Litigator (CLE) Program Co-Chairs Stephanie Bloomfield and Philip J. Havers, presented by WSBA CLE in partnership with the WSBA Litigation Section, located at KF 8915.A2 E33 2016

Civil Rights: ABA Standards for Criminal Justice: Fair Trial and Public Discourse, edited by Kevin Scruggs, located at KF 4765.A97 2016

Evidence Law: Handbook of Federal Evidence 8th Ed. by Michael H. Graham, located at KF 8935.G73 2016

Family Law: Family Law in a Nutshell 6th Ed. by John E.B. Myers & Harry D. Krause, located at KF 505.Z9 K73 2017

Insurance Law: Handbook on Insurance Coverage Disputes 18th Ed. by Barry R. Ostrager & Thomas R. Newman, located at KF 1164.079

Intellectual Property: IP Essentials for the Business Lawyer: Know Enough Not to Be Dangerous (CLE) Program Co-Chairs Stuart Dunwoody & Elizabeth Reilly, presented by WSBA CLE in partnership with the WSBA Intellectual Property, located at KF 2979.A2 162 2016

Labor Law: Workers’ Compensation and Employee Protection Laws in a Nutshell 6th Ed. by Jack B. Hood & Benjamin A. Hardy, Jr., located at KF 3615.Z9 H66 2017

LBGT Rights: LGBT Rights: Issues and Practice Areas (CLE), Program Chair Scott Douglas, presented by WSBA CLE in partnership with the WSBA LGBT Law and Civil Rights Section, located at KF 4754.5 A75 L43 2016

Practice of Law: Law Practice & Technology Tools (CLE), Program Faculty Charity Anastasio, Alison Guernsey, and John B. McEntire IV, presented by WSBA CLE, located at KF 320.A9 L39 2016

Social Security: Social Security: Eligibility, Prehearing Conferences and Hearings: Best Practices and Overview of Procedure (CLE), Program Faculty John-Paul Gustad & Anne Kysar, presented by WSBA CLE, located at KF 3649.A2 S63 2016

Tort Law: When Products Kill: Litigation & Regulatory Responses by James T. O’Reilly & Thomas G. Neltner, located at KF 1296.074 2016

Other News:

New WestlawNext Content at PLLKC!

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Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice sends letter to Department of Homeland Security regarding immigration enforcement activities in Washington Courts

March 23, 2017

In response to a recent uptick in immigration enforcement activities around Washington courthouses, Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst sent a letter to … Read more

Trump Budget Eliminates Legal Services Corporation Funding

March 17, 2017

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget eliminates funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). In his first budget proposal released Thursday, Trump is cutting discretionary … Read more

The Ethics Of A Mobile, Virtual Law Practice: Washington Gives The OK

February 23, 2017

A Washington State Bar ethics opinion considered whether it was ethical for Washington lawyers to practice law from a virtual law office. In Opinion 201601, … Read more

Introducing The New Tribal Court Indian Law Bulletin

February 22, 2017

The National Indian Law Library (NILL), in partnership with the University of Colorado Law School Indian Law Clinic, is pleased to introduce the new Tribal Courts … Read more

If You See Something, Save Something – 6 Ways to Save Pages In the Wayback Machine

February 21, 2017

In recent days, many people have shown an interest in making sure that the Wayback Machine (also known as the Internet Archive) has copies of … Read more

CIA Records Search Tool Now Available Online

February 21, 2017

The CIA recently announced that its CREST tool is now available online.  CREST is an electronic database of records that have been declassified under the … Read more

Are Lawsuits the New Strategy for Fighting the Opiod Epidemic?

February 17, 2017

Almost every day, the news reports alarming statistics on opioid use.  In 2015, 229 individuals died from heroin and prescription overdoses in King County alone. … Read more

University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research Center Launches #ImmigrationSyllabus

February 17, 2017

Earlier this year, immigration historians from across the country launched #ImmigrationSyllabus, a website and educational resource to help the public understand the deep historical roots … Read more

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February 15, 2017

When you pop open your browser and prepare to do a web search, do you use Google? There is no argument about Google being a … Read more

New Online Screening Tool Helps Undocumented Immigrants Learn About Options And Find Free Legal Help

February 8, 2017

The day President Donald Trump announced plans to move forward with construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and restrict immigration from Muslim-majority countries, … Read more

Black History Month and Race Relations in the United States

February 7, 2017

Each February, Americans honor both people and significant events in African-American history during Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month. Among the myriad … Read more

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