The Legal Information Services for the Public Special Interest Section of AALL (LISP) provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on improving access to legal information and promoting legal information services to the public. LISP also represents its members' interests and concerns within AALL.
LISP develops and sponsors programming, at the AALL annual meeting and elsewhere, on improving public access to legal information.
LISP promotes efforts to assist self represented litigants in accessing legal information. The SIS publishes the reference brochure, "How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers."
LISP encourages its members and local AALL chapters to present programs and workshops on legal research for the non-law librarian, to consult with public libraries on collection development, and to publish information about the availability of legal materials. The SIS publishes the Public Library Toolkit and state-specific toolkits designed to help public librarians understand the process of legal research and assist patrons in accessing legal information.
LISP promotes and encourages its members to partner with, and provide research assistance to, pro bono service providers, either through local AALL chapters or individually.
LISP awards the Kathy Garner Grant to provide AALL members with financial assistance to attend the AALL annual meeting.