BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA/WGMB)– As COVID-19 continues to impact communities throughout the metro, another serious problem for one local lawyer is access to legal research.
Baton Rouge Attorney Susan Raborn says she has been doing legal research at the LSU Law Library for years. But post pandemic, accessing the law library resources and other reading material has been a challenge. Raborn says she understands the safety measures as it relates to COVID-19 but feels that justice delayed is justice denied.
“Access to justice is a fundamental right and part of that is that you are guaranteed legal assistance and part of that assistance in my opinion is the assistance of the myriads of books and the myriads of information that is found when you research.. law books and annotations,” says Raborn.
LSU Communications Director Ernie Ballard says his understanding is that the Law Library offered an alternative way to access the materials but Raborn, declined.
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