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Cool New Legal Sources Online. Mary Minow, J.D., A.M.L.S. LibraryLaw.com Deirdre Benedict Judicial Council of California Administrative Office of the Courts. Thursday October 21, 2010 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Legal Disclaimer. Legal information Not legal advice!. Agenda.

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cool new legal sources online

Cool New Legal Sources Online

Mary Minow, J.D., A.M.L.S. LibraryLaw.com

Deirdre Benedict Judicial Council of California Administrative Office of the Courts

Thursday October 21, 2010

12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m

legal disclaimer
Legal Disclaimer
  • Legal information
  • Not legal advice!
agenda
Agenda
  • Legal information, not advice
  • Self help
  • Searching beyond Google
  • Law 2.0 and emerging tools
legal information not advice
Legal Information, Not Advice

Legal information

Facts about law and the legal process

Legal advice

Advice about the course of action someone should take to further his or her own best interests

Public Libraries and Access to Justice: What Public Librarians Can Do

don t advise what to do
Don’t advise what to do.

Legal information

Show websites, indexes

Legal advice

Recommend specific options,

Opinions, conjecture, predictions

Public Libraries and Access to Justice: What Public Librarians Can Do

online forms
Online Forms

Okay to help navigate forms.

However, patron should:

*choose form

*supply all information

*click SUBMIT

www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/

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Southern California Association of Law Libraries

Locating the Law / Public Access to Legal Information www.aallnet.org/chapter/scall/locating.htm

attorney referrals bar associations
Attorney ReferralsBar Associations

Bar Association referrals $$$

National

www.abanet.org/legalservices/lris/directory/

California

www.calbar.ca.gov/Public/LawyerReferralServicesLRS.aspx

Local County Bar Referrals

attorney referrals legal aid pro bono services
Attorney ReferralsLegal Aid/Pro Bono Services

Legal Services ¢¢¢ Free legal services for those who qualify

National

www.lsc.gov/map/index.php

California www.dca.ca.gov/publications/guide/legal_index.shtml

self help
Self Help

Way to provide this assistance -

point users to reputable sources

www.calegaladvocates.org/libraries/

placeholder for deirdre s slide s
Main “Go-To” Web Sites[placeholder for Deirdre’s slide(s)]
  • California Courts
  • Local Courts
  • Local Public Law Libraries
  • LawHelp California
california courts web site
California Courts Web Site

Supreme Court and Appellate

Court Opinions

California Court Forms

Links to All Superior Courts

California Self-Help Center/

Centro de Ayuda

www.courtinfo.ca.gov

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Free, legal assistance

from your local court for

specific issues

Workshops & document

review

www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/

self help center
Self Help Center

www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp

Overview of the process in many

area of law in plain English

(and complete Spanish translation)

Legal glossary

Information on how to resolve

disputes without going to court

(Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Reliable search engine

local court web sites
Local Court Web Sites

www.sfsuperiorcourt.org/index.aspx?page=24

local public law library
Local Public Law Library

www.publiclawlibrary.org

Links to all county law

libraries

Extensive legal research

information

Resources and links

Ask Now! Get real time

answers to legal

questions

local law library web sites
Local Law Library Web Sites

www.saclaw.lib.ca.us/

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Referrals by subject matter
  • Covers federal issues—

bankruptcy, immigration, federal taxes

  • Multiple languages
  • Geared for low-income Californians
self help1
Self Help

I did time for an assault three years

ago. I want to get it off my record.

How do I do that?

Public Libraries and Access to Justice: What Public Librarians Can Do

self help2
Self Help

My daughter is 17 and she wants to

“divorce” her mother.

How does she do that?

Public Libraries and Access to Justice: What Public Librarians Can Do

primary law
Primary Law

The Free Law Coalition, comprised of The Legal Information Institute and Justia.com, hosted by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Information

Also is a good guide to secondary resources

freelaw.classcaster.net/research-resources/secondary-sources/

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Authenticity warning

www.aallnet.org/committee/eliac/AuthReportUpdate.html

www.nocall.org/links/california.html

u s code
U.S. Code

www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/

u s regulations
U.S. Regulations

www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/

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Unofficial,

but easy to search

scholar.google.com/

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dd

Ease of click

Go directly to case or article citing your case

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Law 2.0 and Emerging Tools

Vision for distributed, authenticated repository for all raw materials in U.S. – all three branches, all fifty states, local government

For good background, see Carol Ebbinghouse, Information Today

Aug 23, 2010

newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/LawGov-Issues-Principles-and-Declaration-69521.asp

resource.org/law.gov/

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Court filings

www.recapthelaw.org/

rss feeds lots
Rss Feeds (lots)

/www.opencongress.org/

news.justia.com/cases/library/

legal research apps
Legal Research Apps

AALL Awards Fastcase

2010 New Product of the Year Award

UCLA Law Library tinyurl.com/24jefw3

summary
Summary
  • Legal information, not advice
  • Self help
  • Searching beyond Google
  • Law 2.0 and emerging tools
thanks for listening

Thanks for listening!

Mary Minow, J.D., A.M.L.S. LibraryLaw.com

Deirdre Benedict Judicial Council of California Administrative Office of the Courts

Thursday October 21, 2010

12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m

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