Librarian Training Sessions

These PowerPoint presentations were developed in 2010 by Pine Tree Legal Assistance for presentation to the Maine Library Association. They have been modified slightly to incorporate some of the discussion into the presentation. The files may take a few minutes to download.

Helping Patrons Find the Law I - On-Line Resources in Maine
Session 1 provides an overview of Maine legal resources available on the web. It includes websites from the Maine Judicial Branch, the Maine Attorney General, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Legal Services for the Elderly, Maine Equal Justice, Maine Disability Rights Center, KIDS Legal, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, HelpMeLaw, and more

Helping Patrons Find The Law II - Librarians and the Unauthorized Practice of Law
Session 2 is a discussion of legal issues involved in helping patrons find the law, focusing primarily on issues of unauthorized practice of law.