Programs 2014


Access to Justice: Crossing Borders Together, a Report of the Special Committee

Program E2 July 15th, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

HBGCC-Room 217BC

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1) Participants will be able to identify best practices and new ideas across all types of law libraries for increasing Access to Justice (ATJ).

2) To address geographic disparities in law library services to pro se litigants, participants will be able to describe basic, characteristic core resources and services of public law libraries, as well as public libraries, regardless of size and geographic location.

3) Participants will be able to explain what academic, private firm, and state, court, and county law libraries can do in collaboration to strengthen the efforts of each type of library's outreach to ATJ programs and services.

Many efforts are underway to cope with underfunded courts and strapped legal aid agencies. Law librarians in all types of libraries can facilitate Access to Justice. The AALL Access to Justice Special Committee will share its findings about ways law librarians are working independently and collaboratively to promote Access to Justice. Participants will be inspired to identify resources and services they can provide in or through their libraries and join the movement.

This program is sponsored by the SCCLL-SIS.

Who should attend: All librarians who are interested in learning new ways to provide services to people without lawyers


    Speaker Margaret (Meg) Butler, Georgia State University College of Law Library

    Speaker Rita Dermody, Public Law Library of King County

    Coordinator & Speaker Sara Galligan, Ramsey County Law Library

    Speaker Sarah Mauldin, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

Joint Roundtable on Law Library Services to Pro Se Patrons and Prisoners

This Roundtable is co-sponsored by the SR, LISP, and SCCLL SISs, and our presenters this year are:

  • Rita Dermody, Public Law Library of King County (using Cy Pres funds for a videoconferencing program for prisoners' families)     
  • Joan Bellistri, Anne Arundel County Public Law Library (report on the doings of the SRLN)     
  • Janine Liebert, LA Law Library (role of law libraries in expungements and re-entry legal services)     
  • Joan Cochet, National Center for State Courts (short history of NCSC and their recent work involving their Center on Court Access to Justice for All.  

The Roundtable is a fun and informal event, that is also always interesting and practical.  Come join us, Monday, July 14th, 11:45am - 12:45pm, HBGCC Room 206A.  Box lunches will be available, but it is first-come, first-served.