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Helping Patrons Find Legal Assistance in their Community: Online Referral Tools


By xkarsten - Posted on 05 October 2012

The Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series continues with our third webinar Thursday, October 11. Pro Bono Net is producing these webinars in collaboration with the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Central Minnesota Legal Services and Legal Services State Support (MN), with funding from the Legal Services Corporation's Technology Initiative Grants program. The series will help librarians better assist library patrons with legal needs by presenting a range of free online access to justice resources, and will showcase successful models for legal aid-library collaboration. A description with the link to register for the third in our series of four webinars, Helping Patrons Find Legal Assistance in their Community: Online Referral Tools, can be found below.

Webinar 3: Helping Patrons Find Legal Assistance in their Community: Online Referral Tools
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Time: 10am PDT / 11am MTN / noon CDT / 1pm EDT
Registration: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/622304094
This webinar will highlight online resources for people looking for a lawyer, including where to find referral information for nonprofit legal aid programs, lawyer referral services and state bar programs. Panelists will also discuss a national website with legal help for military members and veterans, and a national directory for individuals seeking assistance with immigration issues. In addition, we'll share tips for how to assess whether an online referral resource is reputable, and common scams to watch out for.

These webinars are free to public library and public law library staff, as well as stakeholders from the legal aid, court and access to justice communities. Attendees are welcome to join for the entire series or attend individual webinars on topics of interest. Recordings and presentation materials will be made available online afterwards.

For more information, to register for the upcoming webinar, or to view our past two webinars, please visit us at http://www.probono.net/librarywebinars/. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at xkarsten@probono.net.