Wednesday, 10 October 2007

WI court system training law librarians?

The Wisconsin Court System is helping to train librarians in WI public libraries to become knowledgeable about the law so they can better assist patrons who are representing themselves in court, according to Library Journal. More than 50% of litigants in family court in Wisconsin are pro se and the court system wants public librarians to be equipped to help them. The Court system is holding workshops where local and state court officials, lawyers, and the state law librarian make presentations on the range of resources available, including how to research statutes and laws, find information in court offices and at the state law library web site, or download and fill out forms, many of which were developed specifically for self-representing litigants.

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