What's Up Wednesday: Indiana Legal Help – How Can Libraries Support Publicly Accessible Legal Information (Webinar)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Event Details

(No need to travel to the Indiana State Library, you can attend from the comfort of your own library!)

Indiana Legal Help – How Can Libraries Support Publicly Accessible Legal Information 

What is Indiana Legal Help: Using technology, Indiana Legal Help seeks to improve access to justice for all Hoosiers by removing barriers to the law so they can better understand their legal options, make informed decisions and connect to local legal and community resources. 

  • How to find Indiana Legal Help/Bridging the digital divide: What and where are the Indiana Legal Help kiosks; How libraries can use and promote IndianaLegalHelp.org 
  • What legal information and resources can you access on the site (linking to free legal help, legal information help desk, calendar of events, etc.) 
  • What is legal information vs. legal advice? Guidance for librarians on what they can and cannot do to help people with legal issues 

Diverse members of the public represent some of the largest portions of citizens and library-users that are unable to afford legal representation.  The legal forms, resources and information provided by the Indiana Bar Foundation at indianalegalhelp.org are provided at no cost.   Librarians who are trained and proficient on assisting members with use of the website help ensure that these resources are available to those in our state who need them most. 

  • Presenter: Mike Commons, Indiana Legal Help Manager, Indiana Legal Help
  • Webinar date and time: Wednesday, August 28, 2024 / 10:00 am - 11:00 am Eastern
  • This webinar is eligible for 1 LEU.
  • Register at: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_l8JZck0-RMuUhpM3aGWj0Q
  • LOG IN on the scheduled day and time at (login link to webinar will be sent by Zoom)

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Event Type(s): ISL Webinar
Presenter: Mike Commons
Lacey Klemm
(317) 691-5884