Library staff may assist patrons to locate legal materials and may show patrons how to use the legal books and databases. However, according to Colorado State Statutes, only attorneys licensed to practice by the Colorado Supreme Court may interpret the law (statutes, regulations, or cases) or offer opinions as to how someone’s specific legal problem should be handled. Library staff may not interpret the law or offer opinions about a patron’s legal problem. To do so would constitute the unauthorized practice of law and could subject the staff member and the Pikes Peak Library District to prosecution.
Library staff may offer the following services:
Library staff may not: