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Resources for Legal Clinics. BEGIN. This 30-question exercise on online legal resources is designed for those who wish to test and/or improve their knowledge about the resources we provide to help our volunteers quickly find the law and facts that will support high quality legal services.

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    1. Resources for Legal Clinics BEGIN This 30-question exercise on online legal resources is designed for those who wish to test and/or improve their knowledge about the resources we provide to help our volunteers quickly find the law and facts that will support high quality legal services. There are also explanations for each answer to the exercise after each question- check them out for additional information! You may also wish to view our training videos on this page: http://www.volunteerlawyersnetwork.org/resources/CA

    2. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 1: • What website is designed to help low income Minnesotans? A: ProJusticeMN.org B: MNCourts.gov C: LawHelpMN.org D: Google.com

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    4. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct! • LawHelpMN.org managed by the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, has a wealth of legal information and referrals. • Clinic assistants should familiarize themselves with this site and educate volunteer attorneys about it whenever possible. Next.

    5. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 2: • What is a fact sheet and when would you use it? A: A brief explanation of the law around a certain issue to assist attorneys in becoming familiar with the law quickly. B: The form a client completes when he or she wishes to see an attorney at the legal advice clinics. C: A document used in court that summarizes all of the stipulated facts in a case. D: A brief overview of VLN’s mission statement and how its legal advice clinics are run.

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    7. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct! • The fact sheet is a form, updated by Legal Aid on an annual basis, for clinic attorneys to use that summarizes the law quickly and in language most clients can understand. They are extremely useful to clinic attorneys. Next.

    8. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 3: • What VLN webpage lists most of the resources a clinics attorney would find helpful? A: www.volunteerlawyersnetwork.org/volunteer B: www.voluneteerlawyersnetwork.org/volunteer/clinic

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    10. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct. • This page on the VLN website lists most of the resources from legal aid fact sheets to the VLC wiki to the link to look up a court record. • Clinic assistants should familiarize themselves with this site and educate volunteer attorneys around it whenever possible. Next.

    11. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 4: • What is the VLN wiki? A: Created by a group of librarians and Westlaw, it provides 300 minutes a month of access to Westlaw databases for pro bono attorneys with an approved user name and password B: Created by a group of librarians, it includes an option by which an attorney may submit a question and librarians will submit an answer. It provides online access to most VLN resources, some of which are password protected . C: Created by a group of librarians, it includes a chat feature by which librarians and volunteer law students will conduct immediate research for volunteer attorneys.

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    13. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct! • VLC wiki includes form letters and court forms developed especially for clinic attorneys. • Clinic assistants should familiarize themselves with this site and educate volunteer attorneys whenever possible. • The username to access the site is: VLNClinic and the password is: 600nicollet. Next.

    14. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 5: • True or False: There is a link to the VLC wiki from VLN’s website? A: True. B: False.

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    16. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct! • Most sites that a clinics attorney would frequently use are listed on this VLN webpage. Next.

    17. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 6: • What legal aid fact sheet would you give a client whose wages have been garnished to pay a debt? A: Landlord Tenant. B: Garnishment and your rights. C: Consumer Fact Sheet. D: Credit and Credit Reports.

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    19. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct! • On LawHelpMN.org select Consumer and Debt then Debt and Garnishment and choose Fact Sheet C-4. • This provides information about wage garnishment to satisfy debts. Next.

    20. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 7: • What does the "get legal help" tab on the LawHelpMN.org website do? A: Connect the individual to the legal aid website. B: List agencies who provide legal services by zip code and type of area. C: Connect the individual with a chat function at the state self help center.

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    22. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct! • This tab is designed to help a person or his/her advocate find a legal aid office or community resource that may be able to help him/her with a civil legal problem. Next.

    23. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 8: • Is LawHelpMN.org available in Spanish, Somali and Tagalog? A: Yes. B: No. C: English only.

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    25. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct. • While the resources that are in English are almost completely available in Spanish and Somali, there is a wealth of information available in other languages: Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Cambodian, Chinese, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Oromo, Punjabi, Russian, Serbo/Croatian, Swahili, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese. Next.

    26. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 9: • Once you are in a legal topic, what tab do you follow to find court forms on LawHelpMN.org? A: Consumer Debt Fact Sheet B: Self Help Forms Tab C: Library Link D : Court Info Tab

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    28. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct. • This Self Help tab provides the forms needed for a particular topic should a person wish to do-it-yourself. Next.

    29. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 10: • True or False: The "Court Info" tab will give court information for any court in the country. A: True. B: False.

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    31. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct. • The Court info tab will give court information for any court in the state. Next.

    32. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 11: • True or False: ProJusticeMN is a poverty law resource for pro bono and legal services practitioners, law students and faculty. A: True. B: False.

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    34. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct! • ProJusticeMN was developed to help attorneys while LawHelpMN was designed to help laypersons. Both can be extremely helpful to attorneys. Next.

    35. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 12: • True or False: LawHelpMNandProJusticeMN require a username and password to access some parts of the sites. A: True B: False

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    37. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct! • ProJusticeMNdoes require a username and password to access some parts of the site. Private attorneys are approved to use the site, if they do pro bono, in order to restrict the use of resources for their intended purpose (to help those in poverty). • LawHelpMN does not require a password-it is open to everyone. Next.

    38. Resources for Legal Clinics Question13: • What is the Minnesota Courts Website? A: www.mncourts.gov B: www.minnesotacourts.org

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    40. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct. www.mncourts.gov Next.

    41. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 14: • Can you access court records and dockets from this site? A: Yes. B: No.

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    43. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct! • Most court records can be accessed online. Select the "Find Court records" tab at the top of the main page, then click on "access trial court records." You will then be prompted to accept the terms of use and then will be redirected to the page in which you may enter search terms. Next.

    44. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 15: • Can you find conciliation court records on the site listed in the previous question? A: Yes. B: No.

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    46. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct! • Conciliation court cases are now listed on this same page. Next.

    47. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 16: • Can you find an Answer form on the courts site? A: Yes. B: No.

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    49. Resources for Legal Clinics Correct! • Yes, by selecting "court forms" from the menu on the left side of the main page. Next.

    50. Resources for Legal Clinics Question 17: • What resources are available from the 4th District's self-help link? A: Family Law. B: Criminal Expungement. C: Landlord Tenant. D: Conciliation Court. E: All of the above.