Ohio Legal Help Webinar: Reliable Online Legal Information

July 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ohio Library Council via Zoom

Sponsored by: OLC’s Reference and Information Services Division

Register at my OLC | Deadline to register: 7/6/20

FREE* for OLC members only.
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

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  • Susan Choe, Executive Director, Ohio Legal Help
    Susan Choe leads a dedicated team of professionals committed to leveraging technology to increase equal access to justice in Ohio and nationally. She is a lawyer with a background in legal services and setting up large, statewide systems. She has worded in several statewide leadership positions, including heading up Consumer Protection and Civil Rights for the Ohio Attorney General’s office. Susan has a B.A. in Chemistry and Economics and a J.D. from The Ohio State University.
  • Rachel Harris, Content Manager, Ohio Legal Help
    Rachel Harris works with our expert lawyer volunteers – from legal aid and the private bar – to ensure that our content is accurate, actionable and easy to understand. Before joining Ohio Legal Help, Rachel honed her writing and organizational skills in multiple roles specializing in grants, contracts and proposals. Rachel has a B.A. in English from the University of the South.

Webinar Overview:
Because of the coronavirus crisis and economic downturn, your patrons are likely to have many legal needs and questions. They might be dealing with a foreclosure, unemployment, a divorce, or they might even want to prepare for end of life legal concerns, just in case. Unfortunately, finding reliable legal information and free legal forms is notoriously difficult. To make matters worse, Ohio’s legal landscape is one of the most convoluted in the nation – it’s not just that different counties might do things differently from each other, but villages and cities sometimes have their own rules and requirements, too. Ohio Legal Help is an authoritative and free website that provides accurate and local legal information to the public. Content is vetted by attorneys and many common legal forms are available. During this webinar, you will learn more about this amazing resource and how you and your staff can use it to help your patrons.

Learning Objective:
Learn how to find reliable information for patrons on common civil legal problems.

Intended Audience:
Adult Services, Reference Services, General staff

What’s Included:
Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date, resources (if applicable) provided by the presenter.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this webinar counts as (1) continuing education contact hour of credit.

Ohio Public Library Core Competency Addressed: Reference