The goal of Law4AZ is to increase access to justice statewide by connecting people to legal information through their public libraries. Law4AZ is conducted in two phases. First, the State Library of Arizona offers training sessions for public library staff. These training sessions cover basics of legal information and legal reference services. Second, the State Library works with participating libraries to plan seminars on legal information for the public, presented by local attorneys. Since 2014, public libraries in nearly every county around the state have participated in Law4AZ. The materials used in the staff training sessions are provided below.
This is the presentation used in Training Session 1. It was developed for public library staff and includes an introduction to the Law4AZ project, key concepts about legal information versus legal advice, and the basics of handling legal reference questions.
Session 1 Recording:
- Handout – Session 1 Slides
- Handout – Session 1 Review Exercises
- Handout – Session 1 UPL Definitions
- Handout – Session 1 Review Exercises Answers
This is a recording of Training Session 2. It was developed for public library staff, as an introduction to the basics of Arizona’s court system, case and statutory law, and online resources.
Session 2 Recording:
- Handout – Session 2 Slides
- Handout – Session 2 Review Exercises
- Handout – Session 2 AALL LISP Public Libraries Toolkit
- Handout – Session 2 Chart of Arizona Court Structure
- Handout – Session 2 Information and Referral Sources
- Handout – Session 2 Review Exercises Answers
- Handout: Quick List of Useful Sites
- Rack card: Metro Phoenix Area Public Law Libraries
- Survey: Library User Survey on Legal Information
Law4AZ Legal Information Seminar
Presented by attorneys Billie Tarascio and Cody Hayes on Arizona Family Law: Divorce
“Law4AZ: Advancing Access to Justice” – Poster Session
American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, July 2015
View poster PDF: AALL POSTER