Date/Time: Monday, July 16, 2018: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Speakers: Catherine McGuire, Maryland State Law Library; Terrye Conroy, University of South Carolina; Miriam Childs, Law Library of Louisiana
With threats to federal legal aid funding, it is imperative that law libraries reach out to people in their communities who don’t have access to the court system. Though librarians can’t give legal advice, there are other ways to address the access to justice gap. This program will examine the approaches taken by law libraries in three states—Louisiana, Maryland, and South Carolina—to provide legal assistance to those who can’t afford to hire attorneys to handle civil disputes.
This program is sponsored by the GLL-SIS.