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Becoming a Self-Help Navigation Center with Michigan Legal Help
Wednesday, February 09, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Category: MLA Connect


February 9, 2022 
10:00 - 11:00 AM

MLA Connect Workshop: Panel discussions featuring peer leaders and field experts.

Michigan Legal Help is for people who are handling their legal problems without a lawyer. It can help you learn about your legal problems and get ready for court. There are many Do-It-Yourself tools to help you create court forms. Learn how Self-Help Navigation Centers have access to additional webinars and support from Michigan Legal Help lawyers to understand court processes and procedures. See the list of current Self-Help Centers here.

Jackson District Library is a Michigan Legal Help Self-Help Center and with that additional partnership has helped patrons navigate expungement of criminal records to gain better housing and employment without the expense of a lawyer.  


What are the outcome(s) for participants? What will they take back to the library after the event? 

  • Learn more about how public libraries can partner with Michigan Legal Help to become Self-Help Navigation Centers to serve their communities.
  • Understand what a Michigan Legal Help Self-Help Navigation Center is and how your library can sign up to be a Self-Help Navigation Center.

Intended Audience

  • Adult services librarians
  • Public libraries
  • Legal assistance


Nora Mahlberg
Staff Attorney, Michigan Legal Help Program

Nora Mahlberg has been Staff Attorney with Michigan Legal help since May 2021. Nora previously worked with Legal Aid Services and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Of Michigan from 2017-2019. 



Calvin Battles 
Adult Services Coordinator, Jackson District Library

Calvin Battles has been the Adult Services Coordinator at Jackson District Library since 2017. Calvin recently presented Jackson District Library’s innovative Expungement Program for MLA’s 2021 fall conference.



Registration Rates

Member                      $25

Non-Member              $50

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Event Policies 


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Code of Conduct

MLA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants and MLA staff. Each participant, including attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, staff, service providers, is expected to understand and follow MLA policies and report any violations. These expectations apply to all MLA activities including those held in conjunction with MLA conferences, events and meetings, as well as online venues and social media.


Cancellations for MLA online and virtual events must be received in writing by e-mail no later than five (5) business days prior to the program in order to qualify for a refund. Within five (5) business days of the event, no refund will be issued. Registrations received within five (5) days of the program are not eligible for a refund. No-shows will be invoiced. A $10.00 processing fee will be applied to refunds for MLA Connect webinars.

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