Hands-On Legal Reference for Public Librarians CANCELED

This is a free, hands-on session taking place at the Bristol Public Library, 5 High St, Bristol, CT.

Does the thought of handling a patron’s legal question cause you to feel uneasy? Wouldn’t it be great to have someone coaching you on what to do? Then sign up for this interactive class with law librarian Chris Roy (Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries), law librarian Anne Rajotte (UConn Law Library), and Cheryl Halford (Connecticut Judicial Branch).

In this small class, you will gain confidence and insight by actively researching legal problems with partners or small groups using free legal resources on the Internet. Along the way you will get great tips from experienced law librarians that will get you on track to providing legal information and help you avoid giving legal advice.

There are no prerequisites for this session.


  • Gain confidence in handling questions about the law.
  • Conduct a legal reference interview efficiently.
  • Identify what is a request for legal information and what is a request for legal advice.
  • Know where to refer questions that are beyond your expertise or the resources available to you. 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
10:00am - 1:00pm
Chris Roy, Anne Rajotte
Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol, CT 06010
DLD Workshop Event Cancelled

Free. Registration is required.

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Gail Hurley (gail.hurley@ct.gov or 860-704-2222) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Gail Hurley gail.hurley@ct.gov | (860) 704-2222.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.