Aug. 20 LIVE ONLINE WEBINAR- Lawyers in Libraries: Pro Bono Assistance in FL Public Libraries

Lawyers in Libraries: Pro Bono Assistance in Florida Public Libraries (LIVE ONLINE)

Date:   Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Time:  1:00 – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by: The Florida Library Association (FLA) Continuing Education Committee
Hosted by: Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN)

Free legal resources are available through a variety of sources via the Internet.  With so many resources out there, how do you choose which ones to show your patrons?  What do you do when your patrons need legal advice?

Sponsored by the Florida Library Association and presented by Florida Legal Services in association with The Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services of the Florida Bar and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association, we invite you to learn about the Lawyers in Libraries project, which strives to increase librarians’ knowledge of the best legal resources for their patrons and patrons’ access to legal resources from lawyers – in public libraries, and all for free!  Kathy Grunewald of Florida Legal Services will detail the exciting, two-prong approach that has had great success in other states to get legal services into our libraries in all corners of the state.  Join us by spending an hour learning about how to get lawyers in your library to increase the legal services knowledge of librarians and patrons!

Presented by: Kathy Grunewald, Florida Legal Services
As the Statewide Training Director for Florida Legal Services, Kathy Grunewald is responsible for the design and delivery of Community Legal Education (CLE) programs for the legal services and legal aid advocates in Florida.  Prior to assuming her current position, Grunewald was a staff attorney with Florida Legal Services specializing in family, elder and consumer issues.  She was also the managing attorney for the Quincy office of Legal Services of North Florida.  During that time, she was a contributing author on child support to the Florida Bar CLE publication on Florida Dissolution of Marriage.

Grunewald is a recipient of the 2012 Florida Bar Foundation’s Steven M. Goldstein Award for Excellence for her work on the case challenging the Florida Governor’s suspension of Florida’s Administrative Procedure Act.  She serves as a volunteer for the Guardian ad Litem program in Tallahassee and as a legal hotline volunteer for Legal Services of North Florida.

Grunewald received her B.A. from the University of Florida.  She completed her M.L.S. and a J.D. with Honors from Florida State University.

Cost:  Free and open to all Florida library staff.  Please REGISTER HERE to get started.

If you are not a registered SEFLIN user, complete the New Visitor Registration on the Log-in page, then you will be able to register for the event.  

This webinar will be presented online via SEFLIN Connect.  Log-in information will be emailed approximately one week before the event.