Connecting Multilingual Patrons with Legal Information: Key Resources

When: 
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:00am
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Spire Parlor
Presenters: 
Speaker: Mirenda Watkins, LawHelp Interactive Program Coordinator, Pro Bono Net
Speaker: Stacie Colston Patterson, Outreach Coordinator/Attorney at Law, Illinois Legal Aid Online
Description: 

This workshop focuses on Spanish-language resources for librarians assisting low income and vulnerable patrons facing legal issues. We will highlight:

-LawHelpEspanol.org- a national gateway to websites providing free legal information
-LawHelpInteractive.org- a gateway to pro-se forms assisting self-represented patrons
-CitizenshipWorks.org- a website and companion app assisting individuals understand the naturalization process
-ImmigrationLawHelp.org- a website assisting low-income immigrants find legal help
-Collaborative models between libraries/civil legal services providing Spanish-language legal information/referrals.

-Participants will be able to identify available multilingual sources of legal information to assist patrons facing legal challenges.
-Participants will be able to identify available multilingual sources of legal referral information to assist patrons facing legal challenges.
-Participants will be able to identify key stakeholders and steps in creating their own civil legal services/library partnership.
-Participants will be able to identify additional online legal resources to augment their current collection.
-Participants will be able to access additional online materials concerning Librarians and the Access to Justice Movement.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 1:18pm CDT
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