Is the law library open to the public?
Yes. The library is open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday. We serve the needs of Johnson County’s legal community and all residents of the county.
Where is the law library located?
The library is located in Room 101 of the Johnson County Courthouse at the corner of Sante Fe and Kansas Avenue in downtown Olathe. We are approximately 1 1/2 miles west of the Santa Fe Exit on I-35.
Will someone help me get started with my legal research?
Yes. Tell us what the legal issue or question is that you want to research and our staff will show you the research materials we have on that subject. We do not have staff to do legal research for you.
Can I obtain legal forms from the law library?
See our “Kansas Court Forms” webpage links. We accept cash, check or Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards with a $3.95 flat fee.
Can the law library staff answer my legal questions?
No. We are not attorneys so we can’t give you legal advice, tell you what form is needed,
what word to use in a form, interpret the law or interpret a legal document.
How do I contact Kansas Legal Services or other services if I need legal assistance?
- Kansas Legal Services (Local Office)
400 State Ave., Suite 1015 (Gateway Tower II)
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
Serving Wyandotte, Johnson, Franklin, Leavenworth, Linn and Miami counties. You may qualify for legal services at no charge based on your income.
Call: 1-800-723-6953 or online application: https://www.kansaslegalservices.org/node/809/online-application
- Kansas Legal Services for Older Adults (Johnson County) & Kansas Elder Law Hotline
Older adults must live in Johnson County and be age 60 or older to be eligible. (services at Matt Ross Community Center, Roeland Park Community Center and Sunset Building-Olathe)
- Call: 1-888-353-5337 No Income Qualification
- Access to Justice Advice Line (Funded by the Kansas Supreme Court)
You may qualify for legal advice at no cost based on your income.
How do I find an attorney if I don’t qualify for Kansas Legal Services or other services?
- Kansas Bar Association Lawyer Referral Program
You are screened for the legal matter involved and your willingness and ability to pay a lawyer an appropriate fee for their services. You are then directly connected to an attorney if an appropriate attorney is available.
- Attorney Directories
The law library has local, state and national attorney directories in print.
- Kansas Legal Services Lawyer Advice Line
You can speak with an attorney immediately by phone if an appropriate attorney is available. You are charged $3.00 per minute on your credit card for the time you speak to the attorney.
- Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Includes biographical information about lawyers, names, addresses, phone numbers, law school, areas of practice in print and at https://www.martindale.com/
How much do photocopies and computer prints cost?
$0.25 per page. We accept cash, check or Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards with a $3.95 flat fee.
Does the law library have word processing?
Yes. The library has one (1) computer terminal for word processing with Word. Prints are $0.25 each.
Does the law library have an online legal research service?
Yes. The library has WestlawNext on site. Results can be emailed or downloaded to a flash drive. Prints are $0.25 per page.
Can law library materials be checked out?
Only registered attorneys may checkout materials.
Does the law library have Internet access?
Yes. The library has five (5) computer terminals that are equipped for Internet access and there is wireless access for laptop users.
Does the library have tax forms?