The LLOPS Grants Committee received several very strong applications this year and tried to support as many of them as possible. The Committee has awarded $1,558 to four members (listed below) in support of their attendance at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia and the Spring Professional Development Workshop. We all look forward to the recipients’ report on the events and programming of the 108th annual gathering of AALL.
- LaJean Humphries, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt – $599
- Melissa Pinch, K&L Gates – $599
- Mary Thurston, University of Washington – $300
Attended the Professional Development Workshop
Our annual Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 24th from Noon to 1 pm
Lane Powell, 1420 5th Ave #4200 Seattle, WA 98101
42nd Floor Conference room – behind the reception desk.
Please have your ID with you! Cupcakes will be served.
Unable to attend the meeting in person? You can attend virtually, see details in the email!
Our annual Business Meeting is approaching!
When: Wednesday, June 24th from Noon to 1 pm
Where: Lane Powell, 1420 5th Ave #4200 Seattle, WA 98101 42nd Floor Conference room – behind the reception desk.
Please have your ID with you! Unable to attend the meeting in person? You can attend virtually, see details in the email!
Congratulations to LLOPS member, Penny A. Hazelton on being named as one of the 2015 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award recipients! She will be recognized at the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia at the Association Luncheon.
Last November, the Lane Powell library put on an evening showcase to highlight select electronic resources. Attorneys turned up for a wine and resource pairing, and learned new tools and search tips. Join us to learn how Philippe Cloutier and Laurel Evans developed and facilitated this event at their firm.
When: Wednesday, April 29th Noon – 1 pm
Where: Lane Powell, 1420 5th Ave #4200 Seattle, WA 98101 42nd Floor Conference room – behind the reception desk. Please have your ID with you.
The Public Law Library of King County is pleased to announce that Marc Lampson has joined the Public Law Library to serve as the library’s first Public Services Attorney. The newly created position is an innovative response to the ever growing phenomenon of people representing themselves in legal proceedings. Recent statistics from the King County Superior Court show that in 63% of general civil cases at least one party was not represented by a lawyer. In domestic or family law cases, the percentage climbed to 80%. In 91% of the landlord/tenant or eviction cases, only the landlord was represented by a lawyer. In 50% of family law cases, neither side was represented. This trend is typical throughout the United States, and law librarians have found that these unrepresented litigants frequently come to the law library for help.
As a result, a few law libraries in other states have developed self-help centers to provide their patrons with not only research assistance, but legal assistance as well. Similarly, Marc’s work at the law library will include both traditional library reference duties as well as providing limited legal assistance to those patrons who are representing themselves in legal proceedings in King County. His work will eventually entail establishing a self-help center in the library to provide direct legal assistance for patrons and to coordinate further legal assistance through referrals, clinics, workshops, and innovative online methods for the delivery of legal services.
Marc has long been involved in Washington’s access to justice community. He served as the director of the Unemployment Law Project for the past eight years and during that time served on many committees of the Access to Justice Board. He has previously worked as an attorney for the Washington Appellate Defender Association and the Institutions Project at Evergreen Legal Services. He received his Master of Library and Information Science degree, with a specialization in law librarianship, from the University of Washington’s Information School in 1999 and his law degree from Antioch School of Law in 1984.
The Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2015 LLOPS election. The following members have agreed to run for office:
- Anna Endter–Vice-President/President-Elect
- Carly Eyler–Treasurer
Electronic voting will take place next month.
by Amy Eaton
Please join me in congratulating the new AALL Chapter Council Chair, our own LLOPS President, Philippe Cloutier. Also elected to chair the SIS Council is Maryruth Storer from the Orange County Public Law Library. Their terms begin at the close of the 2015 Annual Meeting.
If you have a committee update, member announcement, or any other content that you’d like included in LLOPSCited Spring 2015, please submit to Grace Feldman before March 15!
Come for the programming and stay for the networking! In addition to our amazing line up of speakers, we will have time for you to meet with your colleagues and vendors over beverages and tasty snacks. We will close our networking activities with a drawing for… well, you’re just going to have to come see for yourselves!
Register by March 11 at: http://goo.gl/oxqhJC