The Natchitoches Parish Library (NPL) is again participating in the “Lawyers In Libraries” virtual statewide program in partnership with the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA). This year, the LSBA statewide week of service will be Monday, Oct. 24, through Saturday, Oct. 29. The annual program will celebrate its ninth year of service to the public by providing virtual services via five live webinars on timely legal issues. There will also be an instruction video on using the free Find Legal Help Portal. These will be broadcast on the LSBA Louisiana Lawyers in Libraries Facebook page throughout the week.
The legal workshops offered will be “Renter’s Rights” (noon, Oct. 24), “Divorce and Custody” (noon, Oct. 25), “Estate Planning 101” (noon, Oct. 26), “Disability Rights & Reasonable Accommodations” (noon, Oct. 27), “Understanding Small Successions” (noon, Oct. 28), and “Find Legal Help Portal Informational Video” (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 have a device or reliable connection to view them on,” says 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 with WiFi available in the building and 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.
Visit the NPL’s Facebook page or call 318-357-3280, or visit www.LouisianaLawyersinLibraries.org for more details.