The Library Road Show Report
We're back from our library road show. We met with librarians, court staff, and the public throughout Southeastern Utah, with stops in Price, Moab, Monticello, and Mexican Hat.
The librarians were trained on court resources, especially those available for free, so they could become navigators of the Courts' website for their own patrons. Library patrons attended public information sessions, where we focused on resources for self-represented parties, including OCAP, other court forms, and the Self-Help Center. We encouraged librarians and patrons to call with any legal reference questions, emphasizing that we are a state-wide law library. We also met with court employees to share resources and brainstorm about how to update employees in rural areas with new forms and changes to Court resources.
One of the most interesting visits was with an attorney practicing on the Navajo Reservation near Mexican Hat. While he represents clients mostly in Navajo court, he occasionally refers people living outside of the reservation in Utah to district court. We provided him with information about the Courts' website and the Self-Help Center.