The work of law librarians will be a topic at the conference this year: “Access to Justice through Access to Legal Information” with Catherine McGuire, Dave Pantzer, Mary Jo Lazun and Sara Witman on the panel. Here is the program description: Knowledge of the law and the legal system is an important component in providing Access to Justice. Everyone says “it’s all online” – but where? Law librarians will showcase free resources that can be used by legal services providers for their own research or as referrals to clients or anyone interested in accessing legal information. The Maryland State Law Library website contains a wealth of information on legal resources and legal research including links to free online legal resources. The Maryland Peoples’ Law Library is “a legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library.” Everyone knows how to use Google but may not be familiar with the Google tools for accessing legal resources. Learn the many ways that Google can enhance legal research for attorneys and non-attorneys alike.
The early bird rate – until April 24 – is only $95 ($105 after). Considering this includes breakfast and lunch in addition to the great programming there is no good reason to miss this conference. In addition to the law library program another interesting program will be “Serial” – How the Popular Podcast Impacts the Court System. It is great opportunity for law librarians to let the legal community know the role we play in access to justice.
It would be great to see more of the law library community this year!
Joan M. Bellistri
Law Library Director
Anne Arundel County Public Law Library
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, RM 303
P.O. Box 2395, 8 Church Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401