Note: The Fulton County Law Library will be moving to a new location on the 7th Floor in 2015! The New E-Service Center will provide a wealth of web-based research resources and information, including, laws, cases, treatises, documents, references, and journals traditionally published in printed format.
The Library offers FREE training classes on the usage of WestlawNext™ legal database for attorneys and the general public. Taught by an instructor from Thomson Reuters West, each session provides basic database information and the search skills needed for navigating through federal and state statutes and cases, KeyCite, jury verdicts, practice guides, and treatises. Information access is limited to the Fulton County Law Library WestlawNext subscription service.
Please contact the Law Library at 404-612-4544 for the training session schedule or if you have any questions.
Library holdings consist of a basic collection of legal materials, with emphasis on Georgia materials and practice-oriented titles. Library staff members are available to help patrons locate and use specific materials, suggest possible sources, provide bibliographic instructions and help define research questions. Staff may not perform any services that might constitute the unauthorized practice of law (e.g., interpreting statutes, cases or regulations or advising customers about specific legal problems.)
An overview of what we have available:
The Law Library is a reference library within Fulton County Superior Court that serves the legal information needs of the residents of Fulton County and the surrounding region. Library books and information resources cannot be checked out from the Library. Library patrons have free access to various legal resources in print and electronic formats. Employees of the Law Library may show patrons how to find legal information using these resources. They are not permitted to give legal advice or provide legal interpretation of any law.
Reference and Research Assistance
The library staff is strongly oriented towards providing customer service, general legal information, and the appropriate instruction to students, self-represented litigants, and the general public.
As both a law and public library, the staff continuously strives to allocate its energy and resources to assure that all citizens have equal access to the laws, cases, and regulations by which they are governed.
The Library provides a self-service copier for public use. Single page black and white copies are fifteen cents, color copies are fifty cents per single page Copier coin box takes one and five dollar bills, and coins. Letter and legal size paper is available.
Computer printing from public access computer is available; single page copies are fifteen cents each. Letter and legal size paper is available.
If you need assistance with copying due to a disability, the Library staff can provide copying assistance.
Library staff members will receive or send a fax document for library patrons. The cost per page is one dollar.
Adaptive Services and Reasonable Accommodation
Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities - including modifications to policies, programs, appropriate aids, and services for effective communication - are available upon request. Assistive devices and software are available to accommodate individuals with disabilities are available for use at the library. Please contact the Library staff if you require accommodations.
Electronic Information and Services
The Library offers 12 work stations for computer assisted legal research access.
The public has access to Westlaw and WestlawNext online legal database. This Westlaw subscription is a combination of Westlaw Classic and WestlawNext that provide cases and statutes from many states, federal circuits, extensive Georgia database and some secondary materials.
The library provides monthly training classes for Westlaw. Classes are taught by a Thomson Reuters lawyer.
The Library also provides word processing software for the preparation of legal forms and documents.
The Library digital/electronic information resources:
Codes, Statutes and Regulation
Courts & Case Law
Judicial Agencies, Commissions, and Organizations
State of Georgia Links
Metro Atlanta Information and Government Legal Links
Federal Case Law
Benefits and Entitlements
Reports and Statistics
Agencies and Publications