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LLOPS Happy Hour – August 18th

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By , August 5, 2016 8:34 am

Join the Social Committee as we try Ristorante Assaggio on Thursday, August 18 – 4:30ish.

You buy your beverages, LLOPs pops for Happy Hour fare.

2010 4th Ave, Seattle (a block south of Cinerama).

Register Now! LLOPS Spring Professional Development Conference: The Face of the Law– March 18th

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By , February 11, 2016 9:42 am

The LLOPS Spring Professional Development Conference: The Face of the Law will be held on March 18th. For more details on registration, etc., please refer to the attached brochure. Registration has been extended to March 14th!

LLOPS 2016 PDC Brochure

 

Grants Available for the LLOPS Professional Development Conference and AALL 2016

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By , February 8, 2016 8:56 am

The Grants Committee has one fee waiver to award for the 2016 LLOPS Professional Development Conference. The grant application deadline for the workshop will be Friday, March 4. If you are interested in attending and would like assistance with registration, please contact Karen Whitney for the current application.

We are also accepting applications for AALL 2016.  Registration opens this month!  We have a tentative application deadline of April 1, so consider getting your application in early if you are interested in registration assistance.  Please contact Karen Whitney for the current application.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope you take advantage of this great member benefit!

Thank you,

LLOPS Grants Committee:  Karen Whitney, Chair | Carly Eyler | Jan Lawrence | Phillipe Cloutier | Kent Milunovich | Rick Stroup

LLOPS Happy Hour October 7

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By , September 29, 2015 10:55 am

The Social Committee will be back at Rock Bottom again 4:30-ish Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Please join us.

 

 

NWLIA Save-the-Date

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By , June 8, 2015 4:10 pm

PSALA and NWLIA present: 
“What do Professionalism, Civility, & Retention have to do with Diversity & Inclusion and the Future of the Legal Profession?”

Thursday, July 16, 2015
8:00 am — 11:30 am

Perkins Coie
(CLE Pending)

Keynote Speaker:
Sandra S. Yamate
Chief Executive Officer,
The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Past efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession have been sincere but not inclusive enough…not ambitious enough…not robust enough. The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession is driving real progress through comprehensive outreach and original programming to replace barriers with bridges between legal, judicial, professional, educational, and governmental institutes. Market Intervention is Necessary for Real Change. Our work begins now, with a simple goal: Fewer walls, more doors. Please join Sandra Yamate, Esq. and other leaders in the legal community for a presentation and interactive discussion aimed at reducing walls and opening doors.

More details will follow in a formal invitation in the next few weeks.

Progress Report: UELMA Online Advocacy Training – May 13

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By , April 21, 2015 10:34 am

Registration is now open for the AALL Government Relations Office next online advocacy training, “Progress Report: UELMA Advocacy in 2015 and Beyond” on May 13 at 12:00 pm ET.   Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UELMAtraining.

This training is complimentary for AALL and chapter members.

“Progress Report: UELMA Advocacy in 2015 and Beyond”
Wednesday May 13, 2015
12:00 – 12:30 pm ET

Since its approval by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in July 2011, the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) has been introduced in 20 legislatures and become law in 12 states, thanks in large part to the dedicated advocacy of AALL members and chapters. Join AALL’s Government Relations Office as we assess progress made on UELMA and opportunities for the future. In this 30 minute presentation, we’ll cover both common advocacy challenges and strategies for success – from grabbing the attention of busy legislators and answering complex questions about technology and costs to identifying allies and building influential coalitions. You’ll learn more about the process of shepherding UELMA through the legislative process and identify opportunities for you to help enact UELMA in your state!

Registration is required and will close 24 hours in advance of the training. Participants will receive a confirmation email with link to the webinar software on May 12. Please email Elizabeth Holland at eholland@aall.org with any questions.

NWLIA March 11 Event

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By , February 25, 2015 6:45 am

The Northwest Legal Industry Alliance invites you to join us for a networking reception and presentation by Dan Lear entitled:

Legal Professionals: IBM’s Watson is coming for your job.  Are you ready?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200

Seattle, Washington 98101

Registration: http://bit.ly/1rSqsuq

Wine, beer and appetizers will be served.

The cost to attend is $20 per person and pre-registration is required.

About the presentation:

In 2011 IBM’s Watson soundly defeated two very successful former champions of the quiz-show Jeopardy! It was a benchmark if not for the artificial intelligence itself then certainly for AI in the public consciousness. But Watson is not stopping there; in fact, “he’s” just getting started. Among the first industries that Watson is tackling is law, with help from legal technology innovators Dan Katz and Paul Lippe. An engineer from IBM has even built a “personal Watson” for pro se litigation. If IBM can teach Watson to win Jeopardy, you can bet they can teach it file briefs, organize and review contracts, and perform routine, and maybe even more complex, legal tasks. And IBM is not the only one working on these problems. Hundreds of legal technology startups and millions of venture capital dollars are bringing an lodging an innovative market-disrupting assault on the monolith that has been the legal industry (including challenging regulation of lawyers).

LLOPS Monthly Meeting

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By , October 28, 2014 10:30 am

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12pm

Where: Foster Pepper, 1111 3rd Avenue, Conference Room 30 South, Seattle, Washington (PLEASE GO TO RECEPTION DESK ON FLOOR 34. OUR RECEPTIONIST WILL BUZZ YOU DOWN TO FLOOR 30!)

What: LLOPS is launching a new online membership management service using a product called Wild Apricot. Please join us for a live demonstration of the new system and learn how you can use Wild Apricot to renew your membership online, search the member directory, manage your profile and more!

Can’t attend in person? Join the meeting virtually – see details in the email sent to the LLOPS listserv earlier!

UELMA Enacted in Pennsylvania

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By , September 27, 2014 12:42 pm

by Grace Feldman

You probably have heard that UELMA was enacted in Pennsylvania this week!  Comprehensive information about UELMA can be found on the AALL Government Relations website and some quick FAQs are addressed as well.  From the AALL UELMA FAQ page:

  • UELMA (the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act) is a uniform law that addresses many of the concerns posed by the publication of state primary legal material online.
  • UELMA provides technology-neutral, outcomes-based approach to ensuring that online state legal material deemed official will be preserved and will be permanently available to the public in an unaltered form.
  • UELMA requires that if legal material is published only in electronic form, it must be designated official.  Electronic legal material that has been designated official must be :
    • Capable of being authenticated;
    • Preserved; and
    • Permanently accessible to the public.

As of September 25, 2014, 12 states (including Oregon and California) have enacted UELMA.  See more details here.  AALL has also provided advocacy materials in favor of UELMA on their website.  To read more about the significance of adopting UELMA, read Judy Janes’ Why States Should Adopt UELMA.

 

Tips for More Effective Presentations from Steve Hughes

By , September 5, 2014 8:00 am

by Laurel Evans

Last year I attended Steve Hughes’ “Own the Room: Presentations That Captivate and Win Over Any Audience.” Apparently it was such a hit that they had him back for AALL 2014 in Texas. Hughes’ talk came up in our most recent LLOPS meeting, where members shared their favorite takeaways from this year’s conference. I thought I’d share my notes from last year with you all. I still use what I learned from this session in presentations today!

Steve Hughes’ advice was directly applicable to the teaching and training I do regularly. He shared techniques for more successfully soliciting questions from the audience. Hughes recommended making handouts interactive by leaving blanks that participants need to fill in. Keeping programs interactive makes them more effective by capturing audience members’ fleeting attention. Hughes mentioned the startling fact that the average attention span is 3-8 minutes, so at these intervals you need to do something different to keep the audience engaged: change a slide, pause for questions, move around the room for no reason, ask them to fill in the blank on a handout, etc. And so, moving on…

Some other useful tips from Hughes for more effective and interactive presentations:

  • Pre-load the point. (Interestingly, another session I attended on writing recommended this same tactic, calling it by the military acronym “BLUF” for “bottom line up front.”) Frame the point you’ll be making from the perspective of the audience and put it FIRST. I’ve started using this in emails where I have to ask a question or make a point. Before I send an email, I often end up moving my question to the beginning.  It seems like I get a better response rate with this method.
  • When you use PowerPoint slides in a presentation, obey the 4×4 rule: no more than four bullet points per slide and no more than four words per bullet. The audience should be listening to you, not reading your slides.
  • Ask the audience to do things. (For example, ask someone to share their search string or ask everyone to be thinking of their most important takeaway from the class for later on.)
  • Use phrases like “Make a note of X.” (This helps reiterate the point you’re making and also suggests action. Suggesting that your audience do something may prompt action and thus reboot their attention span.)
  •  Ask questions often and throughout your presentation. Get comfortable with silence so that people have enough time to respond. Ask questions like:
    • What is your experience with X?
    • What have you found when you do X?
  • Suggest specific areas where they may have questions or comments. (“Are there any questions about selecting search terms?”)
  • If you ask whether there are any questions and no one has any, be ready to supply your own example questions. Hughes suggested couching your questions in terms like “What people often want to know is…” to make the audience feel more comfortable with the idea of asking questions.

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