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Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series


By xkarsten - Posted on 18 September 2012

Pro Bono Net is pleased to announce a series of four "Libraries and Access to Justice" national training webinars. 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. Pro Bono Net is producing the 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 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.

Below is information about the second webinar:

Webinar 2: Connecting Library Patrons with Legal Information: Key Resources
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Time: 10am PDT / 11am MTN / noon CDT / 1pm EDT

With so much misinformation online, helping patrons find up to date, credible sources of legal self-help information and forms can be challenging. This webinar will provide an overview of online legal information and self-help tools developed by the nonprofit legal aid community, including a national network of statewide legal information portals, many of which have content available in languages other than English. Presenters will also highlight resources available through many courts, law libraries and key federal resources, including online consumer protection resources.

For More Information about the Series:
Descriptions, registration information, past webinars and other details about the entire series are available at http://www.probono.net/librarywebinars.

Please join us, and help us spread the word to anyone who might be interested in attending!