Libraries and Access to Justice
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 first webinar:
Welcoming Librarians to the Access to Justice Movement
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Time: 10am PDT / 11am MTN / noon CDT / 1pm EDT
Registration link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/559187126
Description: This webinar will provide an overview of legal information needs among low-income and vulnerable Americans, the nonprofit legal aid, court and community groups that serve them, and why public and public law libraries are essential partners in meeting these information needs. This webinar will also discuss the type of assistance non-attorney, public librarians are able to provide to patrons seeking legal help, and the complementary role of public and public law libraries.
For More Information about the Series:
Descriptions, registration information, 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!