The law library has opened for limited access.  Please read our temporary operating procedures ahead of your visit.  Call 772-462-2370 for more information.

LAW LIBRARY LEGAL CLINIC ANNOUNCEMENT

The Law Library is providing a no cost 20 minute timed meeting for library patrons who are filing their own cases without an attorney and are interested in discussing their legal dispute with a Florida attorney.

  

Date:     Tuesday, October 26, 2021

When:    10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where: Paula A. Lewis Law Library - 2950 Rosser Blvd, Port St. Lucie

 

 Those wishing to meet with the attorney must secure and schedule an appointment. Space is limited. Please contact the library staff to schedule appointment (772) 462-2370 or (772) 871-6806

Many thanks to Florida Bar attorney Michael Maliszewski for volunteering his time for this event.

Mission

The Rupert J. Smith Law Library of St. Lucie County strives to provide equal access to the courts through a strong collection of legal materials in print and electronic format to better serve all of the residents, bar and judiciary of St. Lucie County.  The library staff endeavors to assist all patrons in using the collection effectively.

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Many hearings are now be held by Zoom - an online audio and web conferencing platform.  In order to help our patrons navigate this conferencing tool,   RJS Board of Trustees Member Jim Wilder and University of Florida Community Resource Agent Carol Roberts have put together a helpful instructional video on using Zoom. Many thanks to Mr. Wilder and Ms. Roberts!  Please contact the library if you'd like to reserve the library conference room for an upcoming trial.

 Public Legal Education Videos

In conjunction with the St. Lucie County Clerk of the Circuit Court and the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, the Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library Public Legal Education Committee is pleased to announce the development of educational videos for our patrons. Each of these videos presents information on a specific legal topic, designed to help you navigate through the legal process.

 

Current topics include:

CLE Lending Library

The library offers the loan of Florida Bar CLE recordings on CD-ROM via mail.  You are only responsible for return postage.  Click here to see a list of available programs.  There are often wait lists for these programs so please request them early.

Conference Rooms

Conference rooms are available for reservation in both the Main Branch downtown and the South County Branch in the Paul A. Lewis Public Library.

Live CLE Programs

We are unable to offer live CLE presentations at this time.

Locations and Hours

Main Library:

Located in the St. Lucie County Courthouse
221 South Indian River Drive 

Fort Pierce, Florida 34950 
(772) 462-2370 


HOURS:

Monday through Thursday 9:00 - 5:00

Friday 9:00 - 4:30

South County Branch:

Located in the Paula A. Lewis Public Library
2950 SW Rosser Blvd
Port St Lucie, FL 34953
(772) 871-6806
 

HOURS:

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

St. Lucie West Branch (unstaffed):

Located in the South County Annex

250 Northwest Country Club Drive 

Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986

Monday through Friday 8:30-5:00 (unstaffed)

In The News

Read about programs at the library in the latest Library Newsletter:

October

Board of Trustees

Next Board Meeting: 

November 12th at 2:00pm

Call  (772) 462-2370 for online meeting information.

Friends
The Friends of Rupert J. Smith Law Library of St. Lucie County was organized in order to promote, aid, develop, and encourage the use of our public law library. 

Next Meeting:

November 4th at 12:00 noon 

Call  (772) 462-2370 for online meeting information.