American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Launches New Legal Information Resource
From a AALL Announcement:
The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) is offering a new resource for information professionals—law librarians, legal information professionals , and public librarians—and members of the public to easily locate online primary legal materials. The new Online Legal Information Resources (OLIR) includes information for U.S. states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, the U.S. Federal Government, and Canada.
Developed by the AALL Advancing Access to Justice Special Committee the OLIR includes links to session laws, statutory codes, registers, administrative codes, and court opinions. To help users easily identify reliable online sources, the OLIR contains information about whether the legal materials are official, authentic, preserved, and copyrighted. The OLIR also includes contact information for state and local public law libraries, covering whether services to incarcerated people are provided.
“I am thrilled about the launch of the OLIR because it provides important information about authoritative legal resources and insight about law libraries that help the public,” said AALL Past President Diane M. Rodriguez. “This resource will connect people with the legal knowledge they need and the guidance to understand their legal issues, facilitating access to justice.”
“The OLIR make it easier to access online legal materials that are frequently used by members of the public,” said AALL President Beth Adelman. “Making legal information easier to find supports the Advocacy goal in AALL’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan and promotes greater access to justice. I thank AALL Immediate Past President Diane M. Rodriguez for creating the AA2J Special Committee and the members of the Special Committee for their time, dedication, and hard work to make this resource available.”
The OLIR is located at bit.ly/AALLOLIR.
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