Campaign: The Business of Law

Future of legal services and the role of librarians

Last week the ABA published their report on the future of legal services in the US and number of the commission's finding offer opportunities for law librarian and information professionals. It would be interesting to explore possible opportunities.

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Campaign: Research

Cross Border Research

The globalization of legal information has been rapidly breaking down borders for at least a decade and it is becoming increasingly important to have the skills necessary to locate, digest, and deliver this information to our patrons. What resources are available to locate this information, how do we learn to use them, and how do we obtain them?

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Campaign: The Business of Law

Using CI to directly generate revenue

Examples of CI tools and resources that can be applied to client needs and generate additional revenue for the firm

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Campaign: Marketing, Communication & Advocacy

Marketing Your Library To Your Firm

Strategies for communicating what the Library can do for the firm to increase the value proposition of the library/research center

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Campaign: Teaching & Training

Administrative Law for Beginners

I'd love to see a session on Federal administrative law, with a discussion of the CFR and Federal Register and how they fit into the larger scheme of U.S. law. I'd like to see included comparisons of free resources with whatever Wexis offers, along with a discussion of how to research legislative history in an administrative law context. This is something they don't teach in law school but librarians have to handle regularly. ...more »

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Campaign: Research

The Rise of Animal Law as an Academic Discipline

Animal law is a growing area of practice and academic interest. This program would look at the rise of this as a spciality with a view towards enabling academic librarians to proved better service to students or faculty. It would also benefit other librarians interested in or serving patrons with animal law issues.

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Partnering with Public Libraries

It makes sense these days to reach out to our public library colleagues. What are some examples of successes with such ventures? How can law libraries and public libraries provide mutual benefit to each other? Examples could range from using public library space for law library programming, to full cooperative agreements that contemplate shared staff and catalogs.

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Campaign: Research

Is Filing Fee Revenue an Equitable Way to Fund Libraries?

I'd be interested in an economist or public policy expert addressing the ways court filing fees impact various citizens. Can a good case be made that income from court filing fees (for libraries or public defenders, or anything else for that mater) makes good policy sense. While this is particularly pertinent to government law libraries, law students and others should be aware of the significant cost various filing ...more »

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Campaign: Leadership, Administration & Career Development

A Librarian's Role in Guiding Crucial eRecords Conversations

Looking for a new way to demonstrate the Library's value? Librarians have been organizing records and other materials since before the Great Library of Alexandria. So, who in an organization can better evaluate, classify, keep and weed an organization's electronic records? This fun, interactive program gives participants the tools to help organizations view Libraries in new ways.

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Campaign: The Business of Law

Resource Overlap: It is always somewhere, but not always free

Resource overlap is causing unnecessary expense for law firms, and confusion for teaching legal research. What are the best strategies to approach reducing resource overlap and their costs?

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Strategies to Improve Copyright Compliance

Even among lawyers, there is a lot of confusion around what is and what is not allowed under copyright law. This program will discuss a variety strategies to ensure that our users, from law students to government law library patrons to managing partners, are aware of how to legally utilize copyrighted materials.

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