Commissioners approve $12,000 for law library

September 21, 2001

The Carroll County commissioners agreed yesterday to spend $12,000 to upgrade resources at the law library used by judges and local attorneys.

"In order for attorneys to practice, they need to know the most up-to-date laws," said Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier.

The county bar association had asked for $22,000. Much of the library's funding is from fines and forfeitures exacted in Circuit Court. Those revenues have declined about 30 percent in the past five years.

County funding - about $20,000 annually - has not met the need.

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