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    WebJunction and the nonprofit Legal Services Corporation (LSC) partnered to deliver national online training for public library staff to strengthen access to civil legal justice through public libraries. LSC launched a podcast called Talk Justice, wh...

  • Civil Legal Assistance in Natural Disasters: A Role for the Library

    In the aftermath of a natural disaster, civil legal issues abound. In these stressful situations, when many people have lost so much, they are also faced with untangling legal questions that can be confusing and ever-changing. If property is damaged,...

  • Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice, a Self-paced Course Series

    WebJunction's series of free, self-paced courses, Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice, will augment your ability and confidence to meet civil legal justice information needs in your community. Created in partnership with Legal Services Corporati...

  • Legal Language Matters: Protecting Patrons from Notario Fraud

    The Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice through Public Libraries initiative continues to learn about ways to support patrons' civil legal information needs. One learning is the importance of understanding how the meaning of words can change with ...

  • Understanding How COVID-19 Widens the Justice Gap

    The Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice through Public Libraries initiative has previously discussed the challenges facing those who fall into the justice gap—the divide between the need for civil legal aid and a person’s ability to access resour...

  • COVID-19 Civil Legal Resources Organized by State

    A collection of links for each state related to COVID-19 civil legal information. Questions related to unemployment, debt/money issues, foreclosures and evictions, or family stressors are all on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Libraries ...

  • Legal Information vs Legal Advice

    Sara Pic, Head of Public Services for the Law Library of Louisiana describes the critical distinction between library staff offering patrons legal information and crossing the legal and ethical line into offering legal advice.

  • Rural Libraries Connect Communities to Legal Aid

    Many rural and frontier communities are facing a shortage of attorneys. Legal aid organizations are increasingly partnering with public libraries in these areas to help people in rural communities connect virtually to free legal services. In this vid...

  • Legal Reference at the Library—Financial Information to Empower Patron Decision-making

    We continue with Part II in a series of stories that share the legal reference experiences of library practitioners. In this edition of "Legal Reference at the Library," we again hear from Luis Interiano, Reference Libraria...

  • Legal Reference at the Library—Building Skill Through Practice

    For many library staff, the most intimidating questions posed by patrons are those that involve legal issues—an area in which librarians often have little or no expertise. Yet there are valuable ways that public libraries can help guide people toward...