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Lawyers in Libraries
The Volunteer Lawyers Project received a grant to provide legal information workshops/clinics, and then legal representation clinics, through the video conferencing technology.
- The project allows volunteer lawyers to provide information clinics on specific civil legal subjects that may be of interest and use to Maine people with low incomes (but open to all patrons of public libraries). These clinics are remote, but in real time, so patrons in different libraries can attend and ask questions directly to the attorney who is available by video conference.
- This project allows Volunteer Lawyers Project to set up actual consultations for people with low incomes to speak privately with a lawyer over the MOVI technology. The client is at their local library, while the lawyer is at the Volunteer Lawyers Project offices.
- The focus is on bringing these video clinics to rural areas that have less legal resources available, but will be open to participation for all Maine Libraries.
Video Workshop Schedule
Please use the Contact Us page and choose Jared Leadbetter from the drop down menu to email questions about the archives.
Visit the archive site and scroll to the correct topic and date. Look for Lawyers in Libraries then the correct date.
- Lawyers in Libraries: February 19, 2013, Getting Ready for Tax Season
- Lawyers in Libraries: April 2 2013, Renters Rights and Responsibilities
- Lawyers in Libraries: April 30, 2013, What to do when you are in Debt
- Lawyers in Libraries: May 22, 2013, Understanding the Family Law Process
Forms for the Video Workshop
Patron Evaluation Form PDF [7.26 KB] Word [22 KB]
Patron Sign Up Sheet PDF [11.5 KB] Word [20.6 KB]
Links to Court Forms:
- All Court Forms
- Maine Probate Courts
- Legal resources chart from Lawyers in Libraries, May 2013 handout