“Ramsey County Law Library offers DIY help,” by Debra O’Connor, TwinCities dot com, 8/4/14:
Excerpt: “People who have never set foot in a courtroom, and might be wearing baseball hats and shorts, share the elegant, hushed Ramsey County Law Library with lawyers in suits.
They show up because they have legal problems, and here they can find help.
They can explore their options. They can learn about acting as their own lawyer in court. And, for free, they can see lawyers about problems with housing, small claims court or expunging their criminal records….” [Link to full story.]
More stories about legal self-help initiatives can be found at the Access to Justice website.