Posted on October 31, 2019, by Massey Law Group
Libraries are special places in our community. They are where children fall in love with books, people gather, and speakers educate. They can also be places where the courses of lives are decided.
The Florida Legislature provided funds to established law libraries in Pinellas County in 1950. The Pinellas County Law Library is located in the Clearwater Historic Courthouse. And this specific location, formerly the Clearwater Law Library, first opened its doors more than 100 years ago.
In October, Jennifer Codding, strategic litigator and senior counsel with Massey Law Group, was reappointed to serve on the library’s Board of Trustees. She has served in this position for nine years. The job of the board is to advise Chief Judge Rondolino of the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for Pasco and Pinellas Counties on strategic planning and the financial needs of the library.
Pinellas County Law Library Services Empower the Public and Legal Community
The Pinellas County Law Library is a free resource that serves the general public, Courts, attorneys, other members of the legal community, and self-represented (pro se) litigants. Members of the public sometimes arrive at the law library in crisis, struggling to find answers.
A mother may be distraught, looking for information about custody proceedings. A son may be researching how to remove his deceased father’s name from a title. A new attorney may not be able to afford software and books needed to research and prepare for a case.
“It’s rewarding to empower the public and legal community to be better able to research their legal issues and represent themselves or their clients,” said Jennifer.
Giving back to the legal community and the community at large is a core value of Massey Law Group. Staff and attorneys, such as Jennifer, exercise this belief in their individual ways. And ultimately, the result is the same — positive change that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community.
From the holdings of more than 20,000 volumes and electronic products to the reference assistance, court forms, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education (CLE) materials, and Westlaw and Shepard Online Research tools, access to law libraries is more important than ever. When a library patron finds a book that tells them precisely what they need to do, it can be life-changing.
For more information, go to Pinellas County Law Library.
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