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Online self-help legal Web site launched

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 9th, 2012

CLINTON — An increasing number of people represent themselves in court appearances. Unlike attorneys, they might not have or know where to obtain resources for legal information. Thanks to a new Web site recently developed by Warner Library and the DeWitt County Circuit Court, those resources are now available.

Judge Garry Bryan and adult services librarian Bobbi Perryman announced the new site during a recent news conference. The legal self-help center is located at the library, and staff members are trained to help people with the Web site.

“Over the course of my tenor as judge, I’ve noticed with increasing frequency people are appearing pro se, in other words, without legal representation in any number of different kinds of cases,” Bryan said. “I see it most often with respect to individuals appearing in defense of collection cases.”

For the complete article see the 10-05-2012 issue.

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