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Wednesday, April 19 • 8:30am - 12:30pm
“Thrive in the Hive: Working Together to Provide Exceptional Legal Reference Service”

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How confident are you responding to patrons’ questions on, say, landlord/tenant issues, bankruptcy proceedings, or location of divorce records? Legal questions come in all shapes and sizes, and most cannot be resolved easily. While county law libraries and trained law librarians are often the best referral, not all Oregon residents have access to a staffed law library with specialized resources. That’s where you come in: Even as non-attorneys, public, school, and academic library workers can offer meaningful help. At this 4-hour preconference, gain necessary skills and learn effective strategies to provide knowledgeable legal reference service. Increase your understanding of the legal system and improve your ability to respond to legal questions, including where to find forms. Listen to speakers from the State of Oregon Law Library, Oregon State Bar, Oregon Judicial Department, and Legal Aid Services of Oregon as they share tips and information on their services. Bring your specific questions for discussion. Leave with an arsenal of resources and contacts that will make YOU the legal information expert at your library!

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Sue Ludington

Law Librarian, Lane County Law Library
Sue Ludington (Chair, OLA Legal Reference Round Table and 2019 OLA-WLA Conference Co-Chair) recently accepted the Lane County (OR) Law Librarian position, and moved to Eugene in March 2018. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Law Librarian at the Washington County (OR) Law Library... Read More →
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Eric McClendon

Referral and Information Services Manager, Oregon State Bar

Janice Morgan

Executive Director, Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Holly Rudolph

Judicial Forms Manager, Oregon Judicial Department

Lewis Zimmerman

Reference Librarian, State of Oregon Law Library


Wednesday April 19, 2017 8:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center