The Court’s Perspective: What the Judge Can Tell Librarians About Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs) (E1)

Date/Time: Monday, July 17, 2017: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Coordinator: Sara Galligan, Ramsey County Law Library

Moderator/Speaker: Lisa Rush, Travis County Law Library
Speaker: Lora Livingston, Travis County Court 261st Civil District Court

Tracks: Reference, Research & Client Services; Teaching

Rarely do law librarians have the chance to hear directly from judges about their courtroom experiences. This program will reveal the judge’s perspective regarding SRLs and their specific problems handling litigation. Underlying and driving new ways of thinking about SRLs are the judge’s insights into the reasons SRLs become lost in the court system. The judge on the panel has a working relationship with librarians and has a unique understanding about the potential for law library services. This program will capitalize upon the judge’s perspective, and it will also offer a thought-provoking exchange of ideas by librarians with respect to new services and partnerships. This program is sponsored by the GLL-SIS.

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