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Old dogs & new tricks: current issues in vendor contracts

It's a wild west in vendor contracts land. This session will discuss new issues being found in vendor contracts and strategies to address them.

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Emotional Intelligence, Difficult Conversation and Assertiveness

This session will provide instruction, training and exercises on these important soft skills that are incredibly important in the modern work place but are often neither know about or applied at most organizations.

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Project Management: A Critical Tool in Today's Law Libraries

In these changing times where many of us feel overwhelmed by the demands of modern law libraries, effective project management can deliver great benefits. Four law school library directors share their approaches to planning and monitoring the work of law libraries, including the use of project management tools and techniques to set priorities that are aligned with stakeholders, to list the tasks, to estimate time and ...more »

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Linchpin Librarians: New Ways to Become Indispensable

Law firms are at a turning point in today's economy. With clients no longer willing to pay for traditional research tools, law firms are looking for new ways to cut costs, which means every staff member is a potential target. Librarians are the best researchers in the firm but many times are overlooked by busy attorneys. Learn how to stand out from the rest by proactively providing valuable information to attorneys ...more »

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Campaign: The Business of Law

Economics of legal research

Law students have access to all kinds of databases at school. When they go into practice, though, especially solo practitioners, they will face choices about which databases they should buy. Are the free resources really free? Or are there invisible costs -- like time -- associated with them? How can we educate students about the economics of legal research?

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Statistics 101 (for humanities majors)

Overview of how statistical data is used in business and litigation, and an introduction to key concepts and terminology of statistics.

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The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Algorithmic Accountability

Will share recent research about the search process in six legal databases that highlights the humans at work behind the algorithmic curtain. The human assumptions and decisions that form the basis for creating search systems create startlingly different results for the same search query in the same legal material. For researchers to understand how to account for this variability, we need to demand algorithmic accountability ...more »

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Campaign: Teaching & Training

Clinical Legal Research Courses

Due to recent ABA changes and the change in the direction of the economy, there is renewed emphasis on turning out practice-ready attorneys from law schools. Academic law librarians are taking the lead by participating in law clinic instruction or running clinical legal research courses. Learn what works, what doesn't work, and what content to provide in your clinical legal research course from this panel of librarians ...more »

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On Being A Reference

Throughout your career you may serve as a reference for your supervisees, supervisors, and professional colleagues. Are you effective in that role? This session will answer many questions such as: 1.) Is there a difference between providing a reference for someone you've worked with compared to someone who you know through a professional organization? 2.) Under what circumstances should you decline to serve as a reference? ...more »

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Training Reference Librarians

How do you train new reference librarians when they join your staff? If they are inexperienced, do you have them shadow someone on the desk? How do you teach them to provide good service to your patron-base? How do you teach them about your organization and its goals? How do you monitor their progress?

 

This program could be useful for court, firm or academic libraries.

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Law Firm Litigation Research for Academic Law Librarians

Litigation research in law firms uses many tools that do not get much air time in law school classes. Learn how law firm librarians assist associates with litigation tools and resources like dockets, court rules, e-filing systems, brief check tools, etc., then bring your knowledge home to enrich your legal research courses.

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