Sexting: The dangers of social media and your children

Scott County Law Library invites the public to attend a discussion called, Apps You Want To Know: A Parent’s Guide to What You May OR May Not Want to Know About Your Child’s Social Media Life.  This session will be at New Prague High School on Wednesday March 29, located at 221 12th St. NE, New Prague, MN 56071 from 6:30pm –8:00pm.

Join Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar, Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen, Jessica Harstad and Kathy Hotakainen (FBI) for a conversation about how parents can be educated and involved in their children’s use of technology and social media.

“Most kids do not understand the potential legal and life-long consequences of their social media and smart phone use. It is up to us as parents to learn, monitor, and assist our kids” (Ron Hocevar)

Jessica Harstad (FBI Citizens Academy Association) and Kathy Hotakainen (FBI) will be presenting the NetSmartz Workshop; a program of the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children.


For more information about this session please contact the Scott County Law Library at 952-436-8713.


Anoka County Family Law Clinic

The Anoka County Law Library is hosting a monthly Family Law Clinic run by the University of Minnesota.  This clinic offers free services to  self-represented litigants with questions pertaining to family law.  The clinic serves clients on a first come, first served basis.

Some of the services that are provided by the clinic include

  • Review of legal paperwork
  • Help understanding court orders
  • Instructions on how to follow court procedures
  • Legal advice on matters including divorce, Orders for Protection, child support, custody, parenting time (visitation), and paternity action

How can you get help?

Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment by calling (763) 422-7469.

When is the clinic?  

The clinic is offered once on Fridays from 1:00-4:00.  The dates for the spring quarter of 2017 are:

February 17, 2017
March 31, 2017
April 7, 2017
April 21, 2017

The clinic is held at the

Anoka County Law Library
Anoka County Courthouse
325 East Main Street
Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 422-7469

For more information please contact the Anoka County Law Library.

Appeals Clinic now with Extended Hours

The Appeals Clinic sponsored by the Minnesota State Law Library has extended its clinic hours. and now will run from 1:30pm-4:30pm starting on January 19, 2017.  The clinic typically is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the State Law Library. In addition, a limited number of phone appointments are available for those who cannot travel to St. Paul.

The Appeals Clinic helps self-represented litigants with the rules and procedures required by the Court of Appeals.  Volunteer attorneys can help with questions relating to:

  • deadlines
  • what papers to file
  • fee waivers
  • motions
  • appellate briefs
  • service of process
  • what the court will review

To get help from the clinic, customers can sign up for a time to meet with an attorney starting at 1:00 the day of the clinic.  For self-represented litigants unable to travel to St. Paul, there is limited telephone service.  Please call the State Law Library for more information at 651-297-7651.

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