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

  • Organization: Pro Bono Net
  • Document Type: Training materials
  • Creation Date: Monday, November 05, 2012
  • Submitted: Monday, November 05, 2012
  • Attachment(s): PDF | HTM


Our final webinar in the series highlights 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 discuss why and how they forged these partnerships and how they work. We also provide nuts and bolts resources to replicate these and similar partnerships in other communities, and potential funding opportunities to seed them. We discuss opportunities for library involvement in project advisory groups and state commissions.


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


  • Presenter: Stacie Colston Patterson, Outreach Coordinator at Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Presenter: Janine Liebert, Librarian for Programs and Partnerships at the LA Law Library
  • Presenter: Tony Lu, Citizenship Works Project Coordinator at Immigration Advocates Network
  • Presenter: Soha Saiyed, Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Louisville
  • Presenter: Erik Williamsen, Staff Attorney at Legal Services State Support in Minnesota
  • Presenter: Erik Cole, Executive Director of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services
  • Moderator: Liz Keith, LawHelp Program Manger at Pro Bono Net

This webinar was presented on November 1, 2012.

Thanks to PBN Sponsors:

  • Practising Law Institute
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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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