The Librarian’s Role in Access to Relevant Legal Information and News (G5)

Date + Time: Monday, July 15, 2019: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Speakers: Rick Blum, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; Kyle K. Courtney, Harvard University; Jake Heller, Casetext

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Journalists and bloggers have long served as valuable assets in providing information and commentary to the public about domestic and international law. In recent years, the high cost of obtaining access to legal information has affected the law-related stories that journalists have been able to write and share with the world. This panel session will engage discussion of the challenges some journalists and bloggers have faced in pursuing articles that require access to domestic and international law, some solutions that individuals working in the law could provide, and the specific role librarians play in assisting journalists with gaining access to legal content for their articles.

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