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Title: Access To Information For Justice Education

Lead Presenter: Alison Shea

Co-Presenters:

  1. Sarah Jaramillo

Session Abstract: Despite the best efforts of legal professionals, pro bono movements, and clinical educators around the world, access to justice is often times hindered by the lack of access to basic legal information. Further, the sheer volume of information available often makes it difficult for educators and practitioners to effectively assist users in accessing and utilizing the correct information. However, information professionals have extensive experience navigating these resources and creating partnerships to promote legal information literacy and access to justice. This program, delivered by two legally trained librarians, will provide examples of how your organization can best utilize both human and informational resources to enhance justice education. The program will be presented in two parts: the first will provide an overview of how information professionals can assist with the work of clinics and other public interest-focused programs through research instruction and support. The second part will provide a general overview of free and low-cost resources that can be used to support the work of global justice education across the globe, including primary source repositories, government websites, IGO and NGO websites, and a selection of databases of secondary source content that could be useful for further research.

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