The Natchitoches Parish Library (NPL) is pleased to announce that it is again participating in the 2021 “Lawyers In Libraries” VIRTUAL statewide program in partnership with the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA). This year, the LSBA statewide week of service and all Lawyers in Libraries events will be held in conjunction with National Celebrate Pro Bono Week Oct. 25-30. The annual program will celebrate its 8th year of service to the public by providing virtual services via five webinars on timely legal issues. These will be broadcast on the LSBA Louisiana Lawyers in Libraries Facebook page throughout the week.
The legal workshops offered will be “Custody 101” (noon, Oct. 25), “Housing and Evictions” (noon, Oct. 26), “Estate Planning 101” (noon, Oct. 27), “Bankruptcy 101” (noon, Oct. 28), and “The Basics of Divorce” (noon, Oct. 29). Links will be posted on the NPL’s Facebook throughout the next week.
“While the seminars will be accessible anywhere, we know that not everyone might not have a device or reliable connection to view them on,” said NPL Outreach Coordinator, Alan Niette. “So, we would like to remind parish residents that the NPL has computer labs open during our business hours and 24/7 WiFi available from our parking lots at both locations. Also, patrons can check out Chromebooks and portable WiFi for use from anywhere there is cell service.”
“Lawyers in Libraries” has been a success because of the combined efforts of the LSBA, LSBA members, the State Library of Louisiana, LLA, Law Library of Louisiana, LSU Law Library, legal aid partners, local bar associations, and other community partners. This year’s virtual “Lawyers In Libraries” events are possible thanks to the many dedicated attorneys who will be providing assistance on these legal issues to the residents of Natchitoches Parish.
The program has grown consistently since being launched in 2014 and has reached patrons in every parish of our state. “Lawyers in Libraries” is a partnership between the LSBA, LLA, Law Library of Louisiana, LSU Law Library, legal aid partners, local bar associations, and other community partners.
For more details contact the NPL at natlib.org or 318-238-9236, or visit www.LouisianaLawyersinLibraries.org.