State Law Librarian recognized as an Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer

November 22, 2016

State Law Librarian Liz Reppe and her colleagues Dean Eyler, Erik Hansen, Liz Kramer, George H. Norris, Katherine Barrett Wiik, and Jennifer Young have been named Minnesota Lawyer’s 2016 Attorneys of the Year.  Together this group planned and implemented the Appeals Self-Help  Clinic held at the State Law Library.  They, along with other recipients will be recognized at the 17th annual Attorneys of the Year awards program on Feb. 16, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.

Again, congratulations to Liz!  Woohoo!

This month at the Washington County Law Library

Public Workshops | Legal Advice Clinics | CLEs

This month, the law library is sponsoring the following classes, clinics and CLEs in Washington County.  Please call the law library for more information.

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August 2014

Minnesota Coalition of County Law Libraries (MCCLL)

Meeting Minutes

August 8, 2014, 9:00 am – 12:00 am

Meeting hosted by Chairperson Pauline Afuso; Refreshments provided by Shannon Stoneking; Meeting Minutes taken by Mary Freyberg

In attendance: Pauline Afuso, Liz Reppe, Shannon Stoneking, Mary Ellen Gallagher, Mary Freyberg, Suzanne Larson and Sarah Galligan, Guest Speaker Lindsay Davis

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Rebooting Legal Research in a Digital Age

Interesting article on LLRX – Rebooting Legal Research in a Digital Age, By Steven A. Lastres

http://www.llrx.com/features/legalinstruction.htm. It discusses the findings of a survey of how digital natives tackle legal research.

From Steven’s article on LLRX:

Key findings from the survey:

  • Newer attorneys spend more than 30% of their time doing legal research
  • Approximately 50% of associates think legal research should be a larger part of the law school curriculum
  • Over 80% of associates use an extensive range of content from traditional primary law and secondary materials to News, Court Transcripts, Verdicts, Dockets, Public Records and more.
  • Legal Classification systems are rarely used (only 12% begin with a legal classification system)
  • Attorneys use free online research resources but spend most of their time, over 8 hours per week using paid-for online research services.

The paper is posted here: http://www.llrx.com/files/rebootinglegalresearch.pdf

 

Debt Collection Rights Clinic

 

Tuesday August 24, 2010, 3:30 – 7:30 pm

Stafford Library, Rooms A&B

 8595 Central Park PlaceWoodbury, MN 55125

•Are you being harassed by debt collectors?
•Has a lawsuit or a judgment been filed against you by a debt collector?
•Are your wages or bank accounts being garnished even though you receive public assistance?

Washington County Library will be hosting a Law Clinic to help community members who are experiencing debt problems. Attendees will receive brief legal services, including the chance to speak with an attorney and assistance in filling out appropriate legal forms.

(Sponsored by the Minnesota Justice Foundation, Washington County Law Library and the Washington County Library)