Civil Legal Programming: Libraries Bridging the Justice Gap
In this webinar explore effective and creative library programming that connects patrons to the civil legal resources and information they need.
“Justice for all” is a core American value, and yet access to legal assistance is not guaranteed by our civil legal system. Barriers to civil legal justice disproportionately affect low-income people in the U.S., creating the justice gap—the divide between the civil legal needs and the resources to meet those needs. Many people cannot afford a lawyer and may not even realize they need one. Public libraries are well positioned to be an access point in bridging the justice gap, particularly programming that connects patrons to the civil legal resources and information they need. Presenters will share their experiences with effective and creative civil legal programming that meets their community’s needs. Participants will gain knowledge on how to collaborate with local organizations and explore ways library programming can align with advancing access to justice.
Presented by: Gemma Rose, Librarian II, Volusia County Public Library (FL); Rebecca (Becky) Hass, Programming and Outreach Manager, Anne Arundel County Public Library (MD); and Brooke Doyle, Project Coordinator, WebJunction
Visit here for more info and to register: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/civil-legal-programming.html