District Court’s Legal Self-Help Office to offer assistance from Lawrence Public Library on Tuesdays

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The Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., is pictured Friday, May 27, 2022.

Starting this week, the Douglas County District Court’s Legal Self-Help Office will provide services at the Lawrence Public Library each Tuesday evening.

Since it launched in May 2023, the office has offered resources to people who advocate on their own behalf before a court, rather than being represented by an attorney, by helping them find legal forms and providing information about court processes.

The office will set up shop inside the library, 707 Vermont St., each Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, according to a news release from Douglas County on Monday afternoon.

“Access to the justice system is essential for a thriving community,” Legal Self-Help Office Director Brandy Nichols-Brajkovic said in the release. “We’re excited to expand our reach beyond traditional courthouse hours and locations, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to participate in the justice system and be heard.”

Staff with the office will be able to answer questions about legal information and processes, provide education on family law and eviction, offer technical assistance with locating legal forms and provide resources and information to guide one through a court case.


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