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Webinar 1: Welcoming Librarians to the Access to Justice Movement

  • Organization: Pro Bono Net
  • Document Type: Training materials
  • Creation Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
  • Submitted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
  • Attachment(s): PDF | HTM

Summary:

This webinar provides 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 also discusses 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.

Resources:

  • Watch a recording of the webinar here.
  • Download the PowerPoint slides here.
  • Read highlights of the webinar on Pro Bono Net's blog here.

Panelists:

  • Presenter: Sara Galligan, Director of the Ramsey County Law Library in St. Paul, MN
  • Presenter: Glenn Rawdon, Program Counsel for Technology at Legal Services Corporation
  • Presenter/Moderator: Liz Keith, LawHelp Program Manger at Pro Bono Net

This webinar was presented on September 13, 2012.

Thanks to PBN Sponsors:

  • Practising Law Institute
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Volunteer Profile

Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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