Judge Richard Sievers, Nebraska Court of Appeals and Pro Se Committee Chairman opens Library Summit on Pro Se services. The Summit was hosted by Judge Sievers; Marie Wiechman, Nebraska State Librarian; Debora Brownyard, Office of Dispute Resolution; Janet Bancroft, Public Information Officer, with the assistance of Robin Hadfield, Supreme Court Law Clerk and Janet Malone, Administrative Office of the Courts.
Debora Brownyard, Director of the Nebraska Supreme Court Office of Dispute Resolution discusses national perspective of the Pro Se movement.
Robin Hadfield, Supreme Court Law Clerk for Justice John Wright, introduces herself through her background with the Federal court system and low income legal services.
Judge Sievers, Debora Brownyard, Richard Leiter listen as meeting participants introduce themselves.
(right to left) Laurie Heer-Dale, Access Line Managing Attorney Legal Aid of Nebraska; Jen Gaughan, Director of Litigation Legal Aid of Nebraska; Dave Pantos, Executive Director Legal Aid of Nebraska; Mary Jo Ryan, Nebraska Library Commission; Julie Beno, Lincoln City Libraries.
Chief Justice Mike Heavican thanks group for their efforts in assistance low income Nebraskans with their needs in representing themselves in court.
Laura Plicanic and Erin Fox, Staff Attorneys for the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court with Barb Frank, Workers’ Compensation Clerk of the Court
Front row: George Butterfield, Creighton University Law Library and Troy Johnson (law library) Creighton University Law Library. Back row: Matt Novak, UNL Schmid Law Library; Stefanie Pearlman, UNL Schmid Law Library.
Richard Leiter, University of Nebraska College of Law discusses the types of Pro Se litigants who come to their library for resources.
Jane Burke, Unauthorized Practice of Law Commission at the Nebraska State Bar Association introduces the work of the commission.
Mary Jo Ryan (center) Nebraska Library Commission Communications Coordinator outlines elements of the Commission’s Web page.
Judge Sievers clarifies a point regarding the rule for Nebraska lawyers on ‘limited scope’ practice of law (Jane Burke on left).
Robin Hadfield (standing) Mary Jo Ryan and Dave Pantos share information for meeting follow-up.