Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Please make your titles more inclusive

This isn't a suggestion of a program, but rather one for putting together the program. Please spell out acronyms in the description of events and programs. The Special Interest Sections are indecipherable without a roster, so unless I am a member & know what they are, I feel I can't just go and meet people and learn what the section does. Could you add a line that says what they are? (ALL? LISP? PLLIP?) The presentations ...more »

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Book talk - John Oller author of White Shoe

John Oller, a retired Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner, has just written "White Shoe" a book about the Wall Street lawyers of the early 1900s who changed American business, the law, and how law firms are managed. This era not only created the corporate law we still deal with, but the Cravath method of billable hours and associate / partner leverage we struggle with 100 years later.

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Louisiana Law/Civil Law/Comparative Law Roundtable

Building upon and combining some of the ideas already posted, this program would take place in a round table format where participants could discuss topics relating to Louisiana and other civil and mixed jurisdictions. Potential table topics include: Collection development Acquisitions Government documents Cataloging Louisiana legal history Louisiana's place in comparative law Civil law generally (structure and research ...more »

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Ethical Considerations of Law Firm Leadership

Lifted from ALA (Assn Legal Admin) NOV 12 The Ethical Considerations of Law Firm Leadership: 13 Things You Might Not Be Thinking About but Should Be! Ethical principles and behavior on the part of law firm leadership have become increasingly integral to firms' long-term success. This session examines the complex and evolving set of issues related to this topic and offers concrete guidance to make sure your firm has its ...more »

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Getting the Skills you Need to Advance in Your Career

How do you go about gaining the skills you need to earn a promotion. If you're a reference librarian who wants to be a director some day, how do you obtain budgeting and HR experience? If you currently work in technical services, how do you get circulation and reference experience in order to one day lead both the technical and public services departments in a law library? How do you do all of this while also doing your ...more »

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Creating a Law Librarian Pipeline

Increasingly, whether academic, private or government entities, it's becoming more difficult to fill professional law library positions. As law and library school career centers and curriculums evolve, a professional opting in to a law librarianship career is diminishing. It may be to our advantage to strategize on how we can foster the development of a recruitment pipeline and build momentum and interest in the career. ...more »

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Onboarding New Employees

Studies show that employees who experience successful onboarding are more likely to stay with the company for at least three years. In this program you will hear from a director or manager with a strong onboarding program and two recent hires who reflect on the hits and misses of the program.

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Criminal Justice in the Age of Climate Change

The Harris County Criminal Justice Center was not prepared for a storm like Hurricane Harvey. After four feet of rainwater flooded the criminal court house, the system ground to a halt, but those awaiting justice still deserved their day in court. The County got creative and found alternate ways to select juries, conduct trials, and house inmates. Despite the County's best efforts, justice was delayed. Suspending operations ...more »

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The relevance of Cultural Competency in Law Librarianship.

There is no one set definition for the term cultural competence, however according to The Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) it encompasses the following: "Valuing diversity; Having the capacity for cultural self-assessment; Being conscious of the dynamics inherent when cultures interact; Having institutionalized culture knowledge; Having developed adaptations to service delivery reflecting ...more »

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Who are we, and where are we going?

We continue to struggle with the challenge of the rapid pace of change in both our professional and personal lives. Recent AALL Membership statistics reporting 45% of AALL membership between the ages of 53 and 71, 28% between 41 and 52, and 26% between 22 and 40, we have only part of the picture.* We're all facing similar challenges to continuously learn and adapt to forces beyond our control, while searching for meaningful ...more »

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