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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.

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 WestlawNext 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.

In addition to most regional reporters, the Cobb County Law Library volumes include:

  • Georgia Codes, Statutes, Administrative Regulations, and Court Decisions.
  • Court Rules for the Georgia State and Federal Courts.
  • Municipal Codes for the Cities of Marietta, Smyrna and Kennesaw as well as Cobb County Code.
  • Georgia Practice and Research materials including case law digests, legal encyclopedias, form books, and jury instructions.
  • An audio visual collection on various topics designed to assist attorney’s and individuals representing themselves.
  • Texts. Treatises, practice aids and loose leaf binder publications.
  • Legal periodicals, including Harvard Law Review, University of Georgia Law Review, Georgia State Law Review and Mercer University Law review.
  • Various directories of attorneys, including Martindale-Hubbell directory.

Computer Legal Research

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Self-Help Center

Superior Court Forms

Superior Court Forms

Across the nation more and more court users are handling their cases without the help of an attorney. While we recommend you consult an attorney on all legal matters it is your right to navigate the system on your own. The Cobb County Law Library is expanding its services and resources by hosting the Self-Help Center. Here you will find Cobb County forms and information on the processes and procedures of the court. However, please understand this information does not constitute legal advice and, by law, officers of the court are not allowed to interpret forms. If you have any questions regarding the information on this page or your case you should contact an attorney by calling one of the numbers below.

Cobb County Family Law Workshop - *Free of Charge
Registration Line
770-528-8100
Workshop Information

Cobb County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Line
770-424-7149
www.cobbcountybar.org

Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Cobb County Office
770-528-2565
www.atlantalegalaid.org

Training Opportunities

We are proud to offer an expanding number of continuing education and training opportunities. Unless noted, all library sponsored programs are open to the public, however, most require advance registration. For more information on any of these programs, or to suggest or request additional offerings, please call the Law Library at 770-528-1884.

Make Your Legal Research More Efficient

There are no scheduled training sessions at this time.  Please check back soon.

Used Book Sales

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!

Available Publications: (as of 5/18/2018)

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.

2010-2011 GA Criminal and Traffic Law Manual 2015 Federal Research Coordinator 2016-2017 GA Rules of Evidence
2012-2013 Daniel's Criminal Trial Practice 2015 GA Court Rules and Procedure-Federal 2016-2017 Green's GA Law of Evidence
2012-2013 GA Magistrate Court Handbook with forms 2015 GA Court Rules and Procedure-State 2016-2017 Immigration Employment Compliance Manual
2013 Courtroom Handbook on GA Evidence 2015 GA Juvenile Code Annotated 2016-2017 Labor Certification Handbook
2013 GA Court Rules and Procedure-Federal 2015-2016 Daniel's Criminal Trial Practice 2016-2017 State Post Convictions Remedies and Relief
2013-2014 Daniel's GA Criminal Trial Practice 2015-2016 Federal Jury Practice Instructions Civil Companion Handbook 2017 Bankruptcy Code, Rules and Forms
2013-2014 GA Criminal Traffic Law Manual 2015-2016 GA Rules of Evidence 2017 Courtroom Handbook on GA Evidence
2013-2014 Labor Certification Handbook 2015-2016 Immigration Employment Compliance Manual 2017 Daniel's GA Handbook on Criminal Evidence
2013-2014 Padrick's RESPA... 2015-2016 Immigration Law and Defense 2017 Federal Civil Rules Handbook
2014 Courtroom Handbook on GA Evidence 2015-2016 Labor Certification Handbook 2017 GA Court Rules and Procedure-Federal
2014 GA Court Rules and Procedures-Federal 2015-2016 Padrick's RESPA... 2017 GA Court Rules and Procedure-State
2014 GA Court Rules and Procedure-State 2015-2016 State Post Convictions Remedies and Relief 2017 GA Elder Care
2014 GA Rules of Court Annotated 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution in GA  2017 Kurtz Criminal Offenses and Defenses in GA
2014-2015 Daniel's Criminal Trial Practice 2016 Bankruptcy Code, Rules and Forms 2017-2018 Daniel's GA Criminal Trial Practice
2014-2015 Federal Jury Practice Instructions Civil Companion Handbook 2016 Courtroom Handbook on GA Evidence 2017-2018 Davis and Shulmans GA Practice and Procedure
2014-2015 GA Rules of Evidence 2016 Daniel's GA Handbook on Criminal Evidence 2017-2018 GA Divorce, Alimony, and Child Custody
2014-2015 Immigration Employment Compliance Manual 2016 Federal Research Coordinator 2017-2018 GA Law of Damages
2014-2015 Immigration Law and Defense 2016 GA Court Rules and Procedure-Federal 2017-2018 GA Rules of Evidence
2014-2015 Labor Certification Handbook 2016 GA Court Rules and Procedure-State 2018 GA Court Rules and Procedure-Federal
2015 Alternative Dispute Resolution in GA 2016 U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Handbook 2018 GA Court Rules and Procedure-State
2015 Courtroom Handbook on GA Evidence 2016-2017 Appellate Handbook for GA Lawyers 2018 Herman & McLaughlin Admissibility of Evidence in Civil Cases
2015 Daniel's GA Handbook on Criminal Evidence 2016-2017 Federal Jury Practice Instructions Civil Companion Handbook