Legal Research @ Your
2003, St. Cloud
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
• 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
Come to one of these workshops to find the answers.
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,
Session 2, May 13th, 2003
Session 3, May 15th, 2003
Session 4, May 16th, 2003
There will be a short survey to fill out at registration and
after completion of the workshop.
To register for
Legal Research @ Your Library