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Webinar 1: Welcoming Librarians to the Access to Justice Movement

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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.

Read highlights of the webinar on Pro Bono Net's blog here.

This webinar was presented on September 13, 2012

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Webinar 2: Connecting Library Patrons with Legal Information: Key Resources

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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.

Read highlights of the webinar on Pro Bono Net's blog here.

This webinar was presented on September 27, 2012

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Webinar 3: Helping Patrons Find Legal Assistance in their Community:

Online Referral Tools

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.

Read highlights of the webinar on Pro Bono Net's blog here.
This webinar was presented on October 11, 2012

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Webinar 4: Developing Legal Aid-Library Collaborations: Models and Replication Resources

Our final webinar in the series will highlight innovative, technology-enabled collaborations between legal aid programs and public and public law libraries in their communities to connect people with legal information. Panelists from legal aid programs and libraries in several states will discuss why and how they forged these partnerships and how they work. We will also provide nuts and bolts resources to replicate these and similar partnerships in other communities, and potential funding opportunities to seed them. We will also discuss opportunities for library involvement in project advisory groups and state commissions.

Read highlights of the webinar on our blog here.
This webinar was presented on November 1, 2012.

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