2021 LLOPS Professional Development Conference

By , June 7, 2021 7:51 pm

Dear LLOPS Colleagues,

We’re proud to announce the 2021 LLOPS Professional Development Conference will take place virtually on Friday, June 11, from 2 – 4:30pm PT.

The conference features two speakers: Professor Margaret Chon, of Seattle University, and Ramon Barajas Jr., Library Manager at Alston and Bird, and Past President of the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL). Along with telling us about their individual work, both speakers will discuss their extensive work promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations and institutions. This will set the stage for the new LLOPS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, which will begin work this summer. Details about the Committee (and how to join) will be provided at the Conference!


The Conference is free but advance registration is required. Follow this link to register:


Upon registration, you’ll receive the information for joining the Conference via Zoom.


2:00-2:15: Welcome & LLOPS Announcements

2:15-3:15: Professor Margaret Chon (Presentation followed by Q&A)

3:15-3:25: Break

3:30-4:30: Ramon Barajas Jr. (Presentation followed by Q&A)

4:30: Closing Remarks from LLOPS President

Speaker Information:

Margaret Chon

Margaret Chon is the Donald & Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, and formerly Associate Dean for Research at Seattle University School of Law. She is the author of numerous articles, books, book chapters, and review essays on intellectual property, as well as race and law. Her recent co-edited volume, THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GOVERNANCE, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Cambridge University Press 2018), focuses on the relationship of global intellectual property institutions to the production of global public goods, expressed by human and sustainable development goals.

Ramon Barajas Jr.

Ramon Barajas is the Library Manager for Alston & Bird, LLP’s California offices. Previously, Ramon spent time at Munger, Tolles & Olson, Snell & Wilmer, and O’Melveny & Myers. Prior to joining the law library ranks, Ramon worked in public libraries where he was very active in community outreach and literacy efforts. He is an active member of Southern California Associations of Law Libraries (SCALL) and was a panelist at the AALL/PLLIP 2021 Diversity Summit.

We hope you can join us in welcoming these two thoughtful, truly engaging speakers to our Conference. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

–LLOPS Board

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