Thursday, January 25 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Law on the Front Lines

- Is it legal to ________________?
- Where do I find a form to ___________________?
- How can I sue someone for ____________________?

The objective of the class is to help public librarians assist patrons in responding to questions like those listed above. The session will highlight the unique features of the legal reference interview, using self-service legal information websites you can trust, and how to locate specific laws. The course will also offer advice on managing patron expectations, how to avoid giving legal advice, and where to refer patrons who are dealing with complex or unusual legal information issues.

Please register by January 17th. St Mary's, Charles, and Calvert counties, please contact the regional library directly. All others may be placed on the waitlist via tinyurl.com/ybdslval

For more information, contact Jennifer Hopwood jhopwood@somd.lib.md.us or by phone (301) 884-0436 * (301) 843-3634 * (301) 934-9442.


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