Category Archives: Libraries

Answering a Law Professor’s Worry that Free Online Access to Caselaw Will not Help Access to Justice

Brian Sheppard, who teaches at Seton Hall Law School, in an interesting blog post on Bloomberg, raises the question whether the Harvard Law School digitization project I blogged about recently, might not really help access to justice. His worry is … Continue reading

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Moving to Open Access For All Decisions — Implications for SRLs and For Access Organizations

Today’s New York Times reports on what has the potential to be a revolutionary development in access to legal materials for access to justice. Now, in a digital-age sacrifice intended to serve grand intentions, the Harvard librarians are slicing off … Continue reading

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American Assoc of Law Libraries Issues Report on Acess to Justice

An important step from a very significant ally in the access coalition.  The American Association of Law Libraries has issued Law Libraries and Access to Justice, which was drafted by a special committee of the Association. The Report brings together … Continue reading

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On the Value of Webinars and Cross-Silo Outreach

As you may know, last week there was a webinar on the potential of libraries for access to justice.  I can now share some of the comments from the evaluations.  The comments show just how valuable this kind of cross-silo … Continue reading

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Thursday Webinar on Libraries and Access to Justice

This is the first of the series of Pro Bono Net webinars on libaries and access to justice, coming up next Thursday.  It obviously helps move forward an important part of the agenda.  I understand that lots of people are … Continue reading

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Utah Passes Law Library Self-Help Center Bill

Here is the key language in the description of the bill passed by the Legislature: This bill: creates a self-help center within a court’s law library; requires that the self-help center be staffed by licensed attorneys;  allows the self-help center … Continue reading

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New Report on Evolving Role of Law Libraries in the 21st Century

I have just issued a press release about a Report I have issued about the changing role of law libraries.  Here is the text of the release (link here). Washington, DC – Law libraries can continue to play an integral … Continue reading

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