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Issues in Legal Reference for the Community Patron

Author(s): Pat Parker

Journal: MLA Forum
ISSN 1539-4123

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Reference Services | Legal Reference

The general public, not being aware of the nature of the legal field, does not distinguish between finding legal information and then analyzing and placing that information into a legal context. This lack of knowledge and experience contributes to setting up a scenario for confusing the services of an attorney with the services of a librarian, albeit law librarian or general reference librarian. This article discusses ways to deal with this.
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