"Everyone who works in and uses the courthouse loves the guide because it's the only one of its kind available," Hines said. He began publishing the guide about a year ago, he said, to help his own clients understand the criminal justice system, and then decided to provide additional copies at the courthouse as a public service. Hines draws some revenue through ads placed in the guide, including his own ad on the back page. He may consider legal action if the ban is approved. Other publications that would be affected by the new policy include Capital Metro bus schedules, the Chronicle, and an assortment of general-interest brochures and circulars.