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Black History Month: A Collection of Online Resources

As we reflect upon and honor the many contributions that have made us a richer nation and region, here are a few suggestions to help celebrate this important month:

How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers

This guide is intended to help a person with a legal problem find legal rules that can resolve or prevent conflict. Published by the American Association of Law Libraries LISP-SIS, this guide gives step by step instructions on how to tackle a legal problem. Written for non-lawyers, it includes how to start your research, where to go for resources and assistance, as well as what types of resources are available.

Odessy Portal

This link leads to the Odessy Portal, where you can search for court cases from Asotin, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Lewis, Snohomish, Thurston, Whitman and Yakima Superior Courts.

Guardianship Training

To be appointed a guardian of a person and/or an estate, or to continue serving as a guardian of a person and/or an estate, you are required to learn about the responsibilities of a guardian and inform the court you understand those responsibilities. This website trains you for appointment as a guardian.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal assistance to journalists. It was created in 1970 when the nation’s news media faced a wave of government subpoenas asking reporters to name confidential sources.