Excerpt: “The Public Law Library of King County is proud to announce a new full-time, benefit position of Public Services Attorney with the Law Library. The candidate will not only work on as a part-time reference services librarian but will develop policies and procedures to create an Access to Justice Center in the Law Library. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of practice and an active membership with the Washington State Bar Association. A master’s degree in library science and family law experience (or other areas that are commonly needed by a self-represented litigant) are preferred….” [Link to article.]
Interested in finding out if you like being or working in law libraries?
Curious about how law libraries are different from other types of libraries?
Willing to shelve and shift books?
Visit the Marion County Volunteer Opportunities webpage for information about this and other volunteer positions:
But, let’s say, the article vanishes in the fullness of time from that particular URL and you can’t find another URL location for it via Google. You will still be able to see the article at the Internet Archive since I used their “Save Page Now” service.
Internet Archived version: “Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job.”
The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) offers these, and other, courses for library employees:
“This five week course will explore portrayals of the incarceration experience in juvenile and young adult literature. Participants will be assigned to read several books written for young people that include scenes in prison or juvenile detention facilities….”
“An Introduction to Correctional Librarianship” is an interactive six week course designed for those interested in pursuing prison/jail librarianship, correctional personnel tasked with assisting or running a prison library or community librarians interested in collaborating with their local institution….”
Please do not be penny wise, pound foolish. Please! Public law librarians see these 2 things every day, day after day, week after week, month after ….:
1) Unrepresented litigants who have an expensive legal mess to clean up (IF it can be cleaned up) because they thought legal self-representation, without ever consulting a lawyer at all, was a good idea.
2) Lawyers who are, at great expense, representing people who thought the law was “all online” or DIY. It’s not, no matter what anyone tries to tell you.
Don’t risk losing you money, your credit rating, your home, your inheritance, or anything else you value.
Read this from a lawyer’s point of view:
The Oregon State Bar Information and Referral Service has a toll free number to call to get names of attorneys in your area; call their referral service at 503-684-3763 or 1-800-452-7636. More information about their services is available at their website.
If you think you live in the most interesting of times, you are not reading enough history – or not reading the right wild and crazy stories that make reading history so absorbing and enlightening. The Library of Congress has marvelous history in small bites blog posts, like this one:
Excerpt: “It is often said that love can drive you mad. As further evidence, take the 19th Century case that is said to have introduced the defense of temporary insanity in American jurisprudence. This case resulted from an affair between the wife of a member of Congress and one of Francis Scott Key’s sons….” [Link to full blog post.]
Read this interesting blog post and discussion (in the Comments).
“Future Fridays: Hey, ABA – Why Do Solos and Smalls Bear the Burden of Access to Justice?“ By Carolyn Elefant, at MyShingle, November 7, 2014.
And this one:
“Lawyer Can’t Work on The Cheap Even If He Wants To,” by Carolyn Elefant, February 13, 2015.
“As Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory…“:
You can sometimes find this in your county law library.
“Any attorney seeking to expand his or her knowledge working on matters involving civil process will benefit from this informative seventeen chapter civil process manual.
The Oregon State Sheriffs’ 2014 Civil Process Manual features topics of interest, including service and enforcement of various types of process, whether it be notice or enforcement process, effective service of orders, enforcement of pre-judgment and post-judgment remedies
- Execution: The manual discusses the most current methods of executing on personal and real property based on a monetary judgment or a judgment of foreclosure.
- Garnishment: Garnishment of financial institutions, individual companies, multiple debtors, and other issues
- Process: Issuance of process, including writs of execution and writs of garnishment in justice courts or municipal courts – Registering judgments entered in lower courts
- County Clerk Lien Record: The role of the Clerk County Lien Record on the enforcement of judgments and support orders
- Writs/Orders of Assistance: Enforcement of writs of assistance and orders of assistance for the recovery of children
- Enforcement of abuse restraining orders and stalking orders
- Landlord/Tenant Actions
- Concealed Handgun License chapter“