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SAVE THE DATE: LLOPS Spring Professional Development Conference The Face of the Law: March 18, 2016

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By , February 1, 2016 11:36 am

The Face of the Law—the LLOPS Spring Professional Development Conference, will be held on March 18, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Perkins Coie, LLP. Speakers will include Washington Senator Cyrus Habib and University of Washington Professor Ryan Calo. Senator Habib will speak on race, inclusion, and bias. Professor Calo will speak about researching robotics as a law professor. More details to follow. Please save the date!

2015 LLOPS Holiday Party

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By , October 31, 2015 10:33 am

The LLOPS Holiday Party will be held on Wednesday, December 9th from 5-8pm at Tulio’s 1100 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.  This is a members-only event!  You are welcome to bring a non-member guest. Please RSVP at

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.



BOLD Bites Happy Hour August 11th, 4:30-6:00

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By , July 30, 2015 3:16 pm

As colleagues of the Northwest Legal Industry Alliance (NWLIA), LLOPS members are invited to this event.

BOLD Bites Happy Hour August 11th, 4:30-6:00

PSALA Special Event – Don’t Miss Our First BOLD Bites Happy Hour
August 11th, 4:30 to 6:00
K&L Gates – 925 Fourth Avenue, Ste 2900

Some call them TED Talks. At PSALA, we call them BOLD Bites – a selection of mini-presentations designed to spark conversation about the legal industry.
Heard about ALA? Big name change just revealed – we’re now members of LawVantage! What else is new in ALA and the legal industry? Let’s have a drink and talk about that.

Attendance is complimentary to all PSALA Members, Business Partners, and guests. Please visit our website, for additional information and to register (so we can be sure to have enough adult beverages!), but feel free to just show up if spontaneous works best for you!




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): (203)432-7120 Mari Cheney (WestPac) (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
Registration deadline is May 25, 2015.  Non-AALL Members can join the webinar for a fee of $60.00.

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