Category: Announcements

Congratulations LLOPS Grant Recipients!

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By , June 22, 2015 10:18 am

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.

Attending AALL

  • LaJean Humphries, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt – $599
  • Melissa Pinch, K&L Gates – $599
  • Mary Thurston, University of Washington – $300

Attended the Professional Development Workshop

  • Katherine Foster – $60

Enjoy a Cupcake at the June 24th LLOPS Meeting @ Lane Powell

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By , June 15, 2015 10:15 am

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!

2015 CAFLL-WestPac Conference Now Open for Registration

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By , June 15, 2015 10:03 am

The Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) & American Association of Law Libraries – Western Pacific Chapter (WestPac) Joint Conference

October 7-11, 2015

 Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel, in Honolulu, Hawaii

The conference is now open for registration. Please visit WestPac’s 2015 conference website for detailed information about conference registration, fees and hotel reservation. The joint conference is the first collaboration between the two library professional organizations and will feature the theme “Challenges, Competencies and Opportunities.” The conference is co-sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), and East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL). Intended to provide a forum for educational exchange among legal information professionals from China and the United States, the conference will be attended by a delegation of law librarians, library directors, deans and faculty from over fifteen prominent law schools in China, as well as their counterparts from the United States.

For detailed program descriptions, schedule and listing of speakers, see the CAFLL website. For more information please contact: Evelyn Ma (CAFLL): evelyn.ma@yale.edu (203)432-7120 Mari Cheney (WestPac) maricheney@lclark.edu (503)768-6708

Save the Date for the Pacific Chapters Reception at AALL Annual Meeting – Saturday, July 18 7-8:30pm

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By , May 27, 2015 5:29 pm

The Pacific Chapters Reception will be held in the upstairs loft of the Field House located at 1150 Filbert Street in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Upcoming LLOPS Events!

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By , May 18, 2015 8:56 am

Legal Research Tune Up 2015 – May 20 @ 9:30

The Seattle University and Lane Powell law firm law libraries are pleased to offer a legal research workshop to help students brush up on their legal research skills for their summer employment or other summer research endeavors. The workshop will cover state and federal legislative history, regulations, and practice materials using a problem-based approach. Students will have hands-on practice working through research scenarios.  Please bring your laptop.

 The workshop is free and will be held on Wednesday May 20th from 9:30 – 11:30 am in Sullivan Hall room 109. Coffee and breakfast snacks will be provided.  Please RSVP here by May 18th.

Questions? Contact: Barbara Swatt Engstrom

Happy Hour with Donna Nixon – May 26 @ 4:30

Meet other LLOPSters at Rhein Haus (fka Von Trapp’s) just across the street from Seattle U on Tuesday May 26th at 4:30.  We’ll be buying appetizers starting at 4:30. You come when you can and buy your beverages. See you then!

LLOPS Monthly Meeting – May 27 @ 12 (RSVP)

Lunch and Learn with Donna Nixon, AALL Executive Board Member and current Electronic Resources and Access Services Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  In addition to sharing thoughts about AALL programs and plans, Donna will kick off a discussion about current trends in teaching legal research in law schools and law firms. LLOPS members, Sarah Andeen (Williams Kastner), Sarah Griffith (U.S. Courts), and Jessica King (Perkins Coie) will add comments on training in firms and in the courts.

We hope you will share your ideas with us over a “free lunch” of pizza and salads!

WHERE:  US Court of Appeals Library, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, 1010 5th Avenue, across the street from the Seattle Public Library.

*** PLEASE REMEMBER  that you will go through airport style security, so bring photo ID. ***

No liquids may  be brought into the building.

SEND YOUR RSVP TO Brenna Louzin by Monday, May 18th, if you plan to attend.

AALL Anticipate as a Strategic Leader Webinar – May 28

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By , April 30, 2015 8:00 am

AALL Members are invited to join the Leadership Development Committee’s webinar entitled Anticipate as a Strategic Leader, on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 11:00-11:45 am Central time.  The webinar is presented without cost to members of AALL.

Guest speaker Franklin Shen, consultant with Decision Strategies International, will introduce participants to the six elements of strategic thinking, highlighting one of them:  Anticipate: Focusing on the need for leaders to anticipate,  be prepared for, and lead through change.  Webinar participants will learn how to examine outside and inside forces and expand their own strategic thinking capability.

Moderated by Patrick Butler, Electronic Resources and Reference Librarian, University of Connecticut School of Law Library, this event is the precursor to the upcoming program entitled Thinking Ahead: Encouraging Strategic Thinking in the Library at the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference.  Mark your calendar and join us for the webinar.

Register for Anticipate as a Strategic Leader at
http://www.aallnet.org/hc/Calendar/Events/Anticipate-as-a-Strategic-Leader.html
Registration deadline is May 25, 2015.  Non-AALL Members can join the webinar for a fee of $60.00.

Urgent: Legislative Branch Appropriations Markup Thursday! Please help fund GPO’s FDsys!

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By , April 28, 2015 3:36 pm

If you or your patrons use the Government Publishing Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys), or if, as a law librarian, you care about permanent public access to digital government information (the law!), please read the message below and consider taking just a moment to send an email to your legislator via AALL’s  Legislative Action Center. It’s easy to do and very important!

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23rd Annual RIPS Teach-In Kit Now Available!

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By , April 13, 2015 10:48 am

As part of National Library Week, the RIPS Teach-In Kit Committee is pleased to announce that the 2015 Teach-In Kit is now live.  This year’s kit includes a number of legal research exercises, tutorials, and presentations on topics such as intellectual property, taxation, regulatory, and statutory research.  The kit also includes a terms and connectors activity, a legal research handout geared toward visual learners, and an in-class exercise that pits indexes, keywords, and tables of contents against each other  Thanks to all our contributors and to the members of our committee.

WSBA Seeks Community Representatives

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By , April 8, 2015 10:12 am

The Washington State Bar Association seeks members of the public to serve on three boards and one council for terms beginning October 1, 2015. Serving on a WSBA board or council is an excellent opportunity to get an insider’s view on how the practice of law is regulated in Washington State. Applications are being accepted through May 1.

This year the WSBA will appoint (or, in some cases, recommend to the state Supreme Court) Community Representatives to the following boards:

The Character and Fitness Board deals with matters of character and fitness bearing on qualifications of applicants for admission to practice law in Washington. The Board conducts hearings on the admission of any applicant referred to it for hearing, considers petitions for reinstatement after disbarment, and makes recommendations to the Board of Governors and Supreme Court regarding admission and reinstatement. Hearings generally are held every month. Appointment is for a three-year term.

The Council on Public Defense addresses concerns about the quality of indigent defense services in Washington State. Appointment is for a two-year term.

The Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Board compensates clients who have suffered a direct financial loss caused by the dishonest conduct of a lawyer in connection with the practice of law. The Fund is funded by an annual assessment of members of the WSBA by order of the Washington State Supreme Court. Appointment is for a three-year term.

The Limited License Legal Technician Board authorizes non-attorneys who meet certain educational requirements to advise and assist clients on specific areas of law. Licensing of LLLTs will begin soon. Appointment is for a three-year term.

If you would like to be considered for any of these openings, please complete the application by following the instructions posted here: http://tinyurl.com/WSBACommMem. Previous applicants should re-apply as applications expire after one year.

For further information about each board, contact the staff liaison listed on the web page linked to above. If you have questions about the application process, email barleaders@wsba.org or call Pam Inglesby at 206-727-8226.

AALL April Announcements

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By , April 7, 2015 8:00 am

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Register Today for the 2015 Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the 108th Annual Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia. Join us July 18-21 for four full days of exciting learning opportunities, from the keynote address by Terry Gross to the dozens of “must-have” programs on timely topics that AALL members have identified as vital to their professional education. Check out all the sessions, and start making plans to join us. 

Save the Date: AALL Business Skills Clinic to be Held October 16-17

Save the date for the AALL Business Skills Clinic, a two-day intensive experience designed to give you skills in strategic planning, managerial finance, human resources, negotiations, and marketing/communications. The program will be held October 16-17 at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel in Chicago. Contact Katie Brown, Chair of the Business Skills Education Task Force or Celeste Smith, AALL’s director of education, for more information.

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