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Law Library

The Cobb County Law Library provides legal information and information services to the Judiciary, attorneys, paralegals, self-represented litigants and the general public.

The Library personnel is committed to progression, quality service, and recognizes the importance to access legal information. The staff may assist with legal research resources but can not give legal advice or interpret the law for you.

This site is a resource of information that is not intended to be used as a source of legal advice.

Important Update on Law Library Hours

Effective Immediately:   In response to COVID-19 concerns, the Law Library will be open to the public Monday- Friday, 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, with the exception of county holidays.   All patrons are required to wear masks at all times while using the library; no exceptions.   Our priority remains the health of our patrons, as well as our staff and families. 

For instructions on how to perform online legal research at home during the Statewide-Judicial Emergency, visit the online- legal research section below. 

 

 

About Us

The Cobb County Law Library was established in 1967. The Law Library is a division of Superior Court Administration.

Pursuant to state legislation, a Board of Trustees is responsible for making all rules and regulations governing the Law Library. Under the direction of the Board of Trustees and the Law Librarian, the Cobb County Law Library was created for the express "use of judges, solicitors, ordinaries and other officers of Cobb County" as a legal research facility. The Law Library is governed by O.C.G.A. 36-15-1 through 36-15-12.

The mission of the Cobb County Law Library is to provide a central location for accessible legal research. Resources include bound print publications, access to online legal research engines including Westlaw and LexisAdvance, and a collection of legal periodicals. The Library maintains a database record for all of its legal materials including those ordered and distributed to the Cobb County Judicial Circuit.

Online Legal Research

Patron Access Terminals

The Law Library has 10 patron access terminals with access to Westlaw and Lexis Advance.  Both of these subscription based legal search engines are only accessible while visiting the law library, and cannot be accessed from your home computer.  To get an overview of the content that is covered in both our subscriptions, read below.  

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Online Legal research Laptop

Westlaw

We continue to partner with Westlaw during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to continue providing access to Library Patrons remotely during this crises. 

Visit the link below to request a legal research password good for 20 hours of usage over 14 days.  Also, find below helpful instructions on how to create your password.  

 Request a password:  https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/c/remote-patron-access

Password Instructions 

 

 

 

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Westlaw Logo

Lexis Advance

We continue to partner with LexisNexis during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to continue providing access to Library Patrons remotely during this crises. 

If you cannot otherwise conduct legal research you are welcome to register for a one-time Lexis Advance® ID at https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/pa-access.page. This ID will be good until for 30 days or until August 31st, 2020.  This ID will be delivered to you within one business day and allows you to conduct research on the cases, codes, and secondary resources needed for their legal work and personal legal research.

If your research needs extend beyond 30 days or if you have already used your 30 day free period then please contact the law library staff via email at [email protected] .

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Self-Help Center

Forms

Disclaimer:  The Cobb County Law Library does not provide legal advice, nor is it engaged in the practice of law. This website should be used as a resource for general information, and the content provided should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a qualified lawyer. According to O.C.G.A. 15-19-51, it is illegal for anyone but a duly licensed attorney to give legal advice.  Therefore, we strongly recommend consulting a lawyer to discuss your case and how the law applies to your particular situation. By using this website and the links provided, you acknowledge and agree that the Cobb County Law Library and its staff are not responsible for any errors or omissions on the website, or any site linked from this site, nor for any damages resulting or alleged to result from its use or application.

Cobb County Forms

Alternative Form Resources

Georgia Legal Aid

Judicial Council of Georgia

Superior Court Forms

State Court (Civil)

State Court (Criminal)

 

Magistrate Court Forms

Probate Court Forms

 

Family Law Information Clinics (FLIC)

Used Book Sales

Available Publications

Once the library has acquired the new edition of legal publications, the old editions are put up for sale at up to 70% off the original purchase price.

This is a great way to save on costly legal publications and also a great way to expand your current legal collection. Money raised will be used to benefit the continuing education opportunities sponsored by the law library. Come see what we have available!

Please note: Inventory is on a first come first serve basis and books may not be reserved. Please call for pricing. No exchanges or returns and all sales are final.

 

Available as of (8/5/20) :

TITLE YEAR QTY
Agnor's GA Evidence 2018-2019 1
Courtroom Handbook on GA Evidence 2017 3
Courtroom Handbook on GA Evidence 2018 14
Courtroom Handbook on GA Evidence 2019 10
Daniel's GA Criminal Trial Practice 2017-2018 12
Daniel's GA Criminal Trial Practice 2018-2019 14
Daniel's GA Criminal Trial Practice 2019-2020 5
Daniel's GA Handbook on Criminal Evidence 2017 5
Daniel's GA Handbook on Criminal Evidence 2018 15
Daniel's GA Handbook on Criminal Evidence 2019 6
Davis & Shulman's GA Practice and Procedure 2017-2018 3
Davis & Shulman's GA Practice and Procedure 2018-2019 3
Davis and Shulman's GA Practice and Procedure 2019-2020 5
GA Alternative Dispute Resolution 2017 1
GA Civil Discovery w/forms 2018-2019 2
GA Civil Discovery w/forms 2019-2020 2
GA Court Rules and Procedure-Federal 2017 3
GA Court Rules and Procedure-Federal 2018 3
GA Court Rules and Procedure-Federal 2019 3
GA Court Rules and Procedure-Federal 2020 1
GA Court Rules and Procedure-State 2017 8
GA Court Rules and Procedure-State 2018 11
GA Court Rules and Procedure-State 2019 7
GA Criminal and  Law Traffic Manual 2017-2018 6
GA Criminal and  Law Traffic  Manual 2018-2019 5
GA Criminal and Law Traffic Manual 2019-2020 8
GA Divorce, Alimony and Child Custody 2017-2018 2
GA Divorce, Alimony and Child Custody 2018-2019 7
GA Divorce, Alimony and Child Custody 2019-2020 6
GA DUI Trial Practice Manual 2018 4
GA DUI Trial Practice Manual 2019 2
GA Juvenile Code Annotated 2018 3
GA Juvenile Code Unannotated 2018 4
GA Law of Damages w/forms 2017-2018 1
GA Law of Damages w/forms 2018-2019 2
GA Law of Damages w/forms 2019-2020 2
GA Real Estate Finance and Foreclosure Law w/forms 2017-2018 1
GA Real Estate Finance and Foreclosure Law w/forms 2018-2019 1
GA Real Estate Title Examinations and Closings 2018 1
GA Rules of Evidence 2017-2018 4
GA Rules of Evidence 2018-2019 5
GA Rules of Evidence 2019-2020 1
GA Trusts and Trustees 2018-2019 1
GA Workers' Compensation Claims w/forms 2017-2018 1
GA Workers' Compensation Claims w/forms 2018-2019 1
GA Workers' Compensation Law and Practice 2018-2019 1
Green's GA Law of Evidence 2018-2019 2
Herman & McLaughlin Admissibility of Evidence in Civil Cases 2019 1
Kurtz Criminal Offenses and Defenses in GA 2019 1
Medical Torts in GA 2017-2018 1
The Admissibility of Expert Testimony in GA 2017-2018 1