In Search of the Delicate Balance: Legal and Ethical Questions in Assisting the Pro Se Patron

Paul D. Healey

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Abstract

Some law librarians fear that offering reference service to a pro se patron may lead to charges of unauthorized practice of law or to liability based on negligence or malpractice theories. Mr. Healey provides both legal and ethical analyses of the various questions surrounding the provision of assistance to such patrons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-144
Number of pages16
JournalLaw Library Journal
Volume90
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Law

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