Legal Reference v. Legal Advice

Legal questions give librarians a great opportunity to practice their reference interview skills. The following video outlines how librarians can provide excellent service while avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of Law. The examples at the end of the video are specific to Minnesota legal resources. For help with conducting Oklahoma legal research, see "Starting Research" or "Legal Resources." You can also contact the Oklahoma State Law Library at 405-522-3212. 



Presented by Sarah Galligan, Director of the Ramsey County Law Library, Minnesota.  Length: 50 minutes

 The Southern California Association of Law Libraries' have outlined additional considerations when providing legal reference service.  

Chapter 4: Legal Reference v. Legal Advice

Kim, June. 2011. Locating the law: a handbook for non-law librarians. [Los Angeles, Calif.]: Southern California Association of Law Libraries. http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/scall/locating.htm.