Debora Brownyard, J.D., Director Dispute Resolution & Special Projects Director introduces librarian education session
Sandra Placzek, Associate Director of the Schmid Law Library and Professor of Law Library, discusses the unauthorized practice of law
Janet Bancroft, Public Information Officer, Nebraska Supreme Court, discusses resources on the Nebraska Judicial Branch Self-Help link.
Marie Wiechman, State Librarian assists with tips and tricks in dealing with pro se patrons.
Librarians from across Nebraska discuss concerns that more individuals want to “DIY” do-it-yourself when they have legal problems. Rather than going to an attorney, self-represented litigants approach public libraries for legal information and legal advice. Specific instruction on the role and boundaries of the reference librarian in working with self-represented litigants was offered by UNL College of Law Library staff.