Legal Research @ Your Library
May 12th, 2003,  Wadena May 13th, 2003,  St. Cloud
May 15th, 2003,  Austin May 16th, 2003,  Mankato

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Contact Aimee Blatz  651-687-4173



Legal Research @ Your Library
A Workshop for Librarians
Serving the Public

Paul D. Healey


MALL is pleased to offer four day-long workshops free of charge to Minnesota librarians.


Workshop Description

With both the increase in Internet access and the availability of legal resources on the web, library staff are seeing an increase in legal reference questions:

How do I draft a will?

How do I get custody of my children?

Do I need a lawyer?

What are the laws on discrimination and disability?

How do public and county libraries cope with such demands? How does one provide legal research to such patrons without giving legal advice?

Come to one of these workshops to find the answers.


Workshop Objectives

This workshop will provide library staff an opportunity to become comfortable working with patrons on legal research questions. It will also educate staff in discerning legal research from legal advice

Participants will examine the challenges of legal questions from the public through group discussion, role-playing and hands-on Internet training.

Find out what you need to ask your patrons to discern their legal research needs. Learn what you can and can’t do for them. Learn how to explain why it may be in a patron’s best interest to retain an attorney. Learn pertinent and reputable Internet resources through evaluation of these sites.


Registration will be online only

There are no registration fees for the workshops and there are a limited number of seats available.

Session 1, May 12th, 2003 Wadena
Session 2, May 13th, 2003 St. Cloud
Session 3, May 15th, 2003 Austin
Session 4, May 16th, 2003 Mankato

There will be a short survey to fill out at registration and after completion of the workshop.

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