The OLA Development and Legislation Committee is concerned with the future of access to legal information across the state. The county law libraries serve each county with wide variation in funding, expertise and access. The State Law Library serves the State Court system as well as being a resource for the state. Our public and academic libraries have varying capacities to provide legal information. Funding for the county law libraries remains tenuous if not threatened. Consequently, OLA has formed a task force to efficiently draft a proposed statewide legal information system that would provide equitable access across Oregon.
We identified major issues, discussed options for addressing those issues and described pros/cons of the options.
The TF submitted a final report to the OLA Development and Legislation Committee and the OLA Executive Board on January 30.
10/31, 11/5, 11/26 all from 10-12 at the State Library in Salem
A meetings of the sub-committee was held virtually on January 4th.
A final meeting of the Task Force was held virtually on January 14. The final report serves as minutes.
Meeting notes as soon as possible after each meeting.
Janet Webster, OLA's Development and Legislation Committee, chaired the Task Force.
These resources provide useful background and food for thought.
Examples from other states:
Resources on Unauthorized Practice of Law
Contact Janet Webster for more information or with suggestions for additional resources.