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1 Arizona Library Association ConferenceNovember 14, 2013 Yes, You Can Help People with Legal Questions! Barbara Howe and Janet Fisher, State Library of Arizona Tony Apodaca, Maricopa County Library District

2 Arizona Library Association ConferenceNovember 14, 2013 “I need information on…” How to file for divorce Whether this contract is legal Writing a will How long creditors have to collect

3 November 14, 2013 Arizona Library Association Conference Don’t Panic!

4 November 14, 2013 Arizona Library Association Conference What are we talking about? ANSWER: Access to Justice

5 Arizona Library Association ConferenceNovember 14, 2013 Legal information - something we can do Guide created for County Court personnel, and useful for libraries. 34/Guides/QRHandbook.pdf

6 Arizona Library Association ConferenceNovember 14, 2013 Examples of an informational question Q. Is jury service mandatory? A. The United States Constitution and the Arizona State Constitution guarantee the right to trial by jury. Failure to attend as directed may subject the person to penalties provided by law, including a fine up to $500 and being rescheduled for jury service, See A.R.S. Title 21.

7 Arizona Library Association ConferenceNovember 14, 2013 Legal Advice – Sentences to avoid I think you should … What this is saying is … The law really means …

8 November 14, 2013 Arizona Library Association Conference Your toolkit for helping with legal questions

9 Arizona Library Association ConferenceNovember 14, 2013 Statewide databases Legal Information Reference Center has a general focus How-to’s Forms Explanations General research in EBSCO databases can provide some description of legal issues and examples

10 Arizona Library Association ConferenceNovember 14, 2013 AZLawHelp.org Ask questions Find a lawyer o Online intake form Identify applicable legal services o Modest Means Project o Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project

11 Arizona Library Association ConferenceNovember 14, 2013 Other online tools State Bar of Arizona Find a Lawyer Maricopa County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service Hein Online Articles Attorney General Opinions More

12 Arizona Library Association ConferenceNovember 14, 2013 State: Arizona State Courts – self-service forms Federal: Law Library of Congress Regulations.gov USA.gov Government sites

13 Arizona Library Association ConferenceNovember 14, 2013 Contact someone to help you County law libraries County courts Note: Many sources from Maricopa County Superior Court can be revised for use in other counties State law librarians –

14 November 14, 2013 Arizona Library Association Conference

15 November 14, 2013 Arizona Library Association Conference Looking forward to the start of a project

16 Arizona Library Association ConferenceNovember 14, 2013 Maricopa County as test location Provide training to selected/self-selected library staff from Maricopa County Library District a couple of branches in some metro- area libraries – Testing value of training in urban and rural areas Schedule Spring 2014 – training for library staff, event with attorneys and connection between communities and attorneys.

17 Arizona Library Association ConferenceNovember 14, 2013 Survey participants Before Common areas for training After Value of training – less apprehension in providing assistance with law-related questions; knowledge of sources for assistance and how far to go when responding

18 November 14, 2013 Arizona Library Association Conference Questions?

19 Arizona Library Association ConferenceNovember 14, 2013 Contact us: Barbara Janet Tony


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