Yesterday the Maryland Judiciary issued a press release announcing that the redesigned Maryland People’s Law Library had been launched. The AACPLL has relied on the People’s Law Library in assisting the self represented litigant for years.
The home page still has lists of topics from which to choose such as consumer, health, and family. In the right sidebar there are now links to popular articles and updates. I like the new left sidebar with quick links to “How do I” topics: evaluate my situation, file a case, prepare a case, and appeal a case. How to appeal an administrative decision is a frequent question asked by the self represented litigant in the law library and the article, “Appealing an Administrative Decision,” provides the information needed to understand the process. Another frequent question is how to file a mandamus action for a car title. “Correcting a Public Record/Court Ordered Vehicle Titling” is a great resource. The bibliographies listing materials we have in the law library and the links to Maryland rules and code sections bring the pertinent information in one place in these articles.
I appreciate that Maryland law libraries have this resource to rely on in our mission of providing legal information and congratulate the Maryland State Law Library on the redesign effort.