Teaching & Training

Providing, evaluating, and measuring learning; defining competencies

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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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Non-Traditional Training Resources for Law Firms

I use CALI authoring tools to create firm specific training materials for use with our LMS. Newer attorneys are generally familiar with it, it's dirt cheap for law firms, and the existing lessons are also great resources but firms haven't caught on.

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“Competitive Intelligence” as a Practice-Ready skill

“Competitive Intelligence”, long the provenance of corporate and law firm librarians, is gaining inroads in academia. Competitive Intelligence requires students to transfer the same research and analytical skills essential to legal research to other endeavors. In addition, as students are increasingly venturing into solo and small practices, they are finding it necessary to develop investigative and rainmaking competencies. ...more »

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ALR: Getting Classified as Experiential Under ABA Standards

This presentation will focus on how to make your legal research course qualify as experiential under new ABA standards. Boston College Law School reference librarians have worked closely with our Center for Experiential Learning, particularly the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, to have our topical and general ALR courses classified as part of the experiential curriculum. To do this we drafted and edited ...more »

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Using Vendors for Training in Firms

How to steer vendors to develop training programs that are meaningful to your attendees. How to deal with vendor trainers who refuse to comply with your instructions or who repeatedly conduct training sessions that are not valuable to the attendees.

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Measuring Training Success (Law Firm Context)

What are some ways to measure success (or lack of success) of teaching/training efforts in law firms, courts or other situations in which the attendees are not being graded?

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No Time For Learning

Creative solutions for convincing our patrons that learning the skills that we teach is worth their time.

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Foundations for Practice Report: Implications for Legal Educatio

In July 2016, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) released its newest report: Foundations for Practice: The Whole Lawyer and the Character Quotient (http://iaals.du.edu/educating-tomorrows-lawyers/publications/foundations-practice-whole-lawyer-and-character-quotient). This report explores the results of The Foundations of Practice survey, which was designed to clarify the legal skills, ...more »

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Training ideas from Michelle Spencer

Michelle Spencer is a legal technology training expert who lives in Austin. It would be great if we could have her speak at the conference. LinkedIn for more info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/txmischief From her profile: Founder Legal Learning Development Network LLDevNet provides consulting + training + tips focused on tech use, improving processes, and life for lawyers and other legal professionals. My skills reside ...more »

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When is an LMS not an LMS?

Learning Management Systems have arrived at law firms -but these tools serve a vastly different function than the LMSs law school librarians are familiar with. How do law firms track skill building and technology training? This session will explore the techniques and tools used by firms and how they might be used in different kinds of libraries.

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But I never learned that!

You're working as a law librarian. Perhaps you have only your JD or only your MLIS. Either way, there's knowledge you feel you're missing. There's a learning curve, and you're determined to overcome it. A panel for those with one degree (or both degrees) and how they found themselves learning the knowledge of a brand new field, and what knowledge they would pass on.

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