Lawyers in Libraries
Monday, October 21
Friday, October 25
- By: Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and Three Rivers Legal Services
Jacksonville, FLMap: maps.google.com
Kathy Para904-356-8371 ext. 363
This is a new statewide initiative in 2013. The goal is to have Pro Bono volunteer lawyers in public libraries throughout Florida to speak with patrons about access to justice and to demonstrate through a presentation the on line legal resources that a patron can access for legal assistance. In addition, prior to the community presentation, the attorneys will also make a presentation to librarians about on line legal resources and answer questions regarding unauthorized practice of law. Florida Legal Services will develop both presentations and send them out to volunteers and to the pro bono coordinators well in advance of the program. The goal is to have the main libraries in all Florida counties staffed by a volunteer attorney and as many branch libraries as possible.