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Submitted by (@johnpmayer)

Law Librarians as Access to Justice Heroes

The "Access to Justice Gap" is massive. 50% of people eligible for legal aid cannot get it because there are not enough legal aid lawyers. In some courts, 90% of the plaintiffs are self-represented. One of the most common places that people find legal information is at their local public, court or county library. Librarians have traditionally provided guidance, forms, packets and other assistance. There are brand ...more »

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Submitted by (@yemisidina)

Program on International Decade for People of African Descent

The United Nations General Assembly on December 23, 2013 proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent commencing on 1¬†January 2015 and ending on 31¬†December 2024. Several activities have been held and planned by member states around the theme - "People of African descent: recognition, justice and development". This program will offer an international perspective of human rights and the role of the ...more »

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Submitted by (@kbrice)

Legal Technology Competence Certifications

More than 30 jurisdictions have adopted the ABA's infamous Comment 8 to Rule 1.1 regarding technology knowledge and skill in regards to competence. How can law schools and law firms be sure that their legal professionals are competent in this area? Is certification worth it? This program would explore legal technology competence certification, including solutions available, implementation, costs, and the potential ...more »

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Submitted by (@lucycg)

ABA proposed overhaul law school Accreditation

What does the ABA the o Overhaul Law School Accreditation Process With Major Reorganization proposed at the July 2018 meeting mean for law librarians and law schools and the law firm and other librarians who have to deal with the new graduates of a different type of law school HOW CAN AALL BE AT THE TABLE FOR THE NEW ACCREDITATION PROCESS.- THIIS CAN BE EITHE A PROGRAM OR A HOT TOPIC BUT MUST BE ADDRESSED https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2018/07/31/aba-to-overhaul-law-school-accreditation-process-with-major-reorganization/?kw=ABA%20to%20Overhaul%20Law%20School%20Accreditation%20Process%20With%20Major%20Reorganization&et=editorial&bu=National%20Law%20Journal&cn=20180731&src=EMC-Email&pt=Breaking%20News ...more »

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Submitted by (@dkoppang)

Law Librarians & the Pro Bono Gap

Legal aid agencies might only call on law firms when they need to engage an attorney for a particular matter. But what if they only need research assistance? Perhaps they only need to track down an individual or find out what properties a company owns? Maybe they need assistance with running a better case law search or understand how to create a news alert. Perhaps they need to understand what research tool is better ...more »

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Submitted by (@ram6023)

Legal Research Competency: Bridging the Gap.

What do law firm, court and government law librarians want our students to come prepared to do? What are academic librarians teaching and how can we better prepare our students for practice? Dive into the Principles & Standards for Legal Research Competency to assess our own teaching and assessment of student research competency to help bridge the gap between law school and practice.

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Submitted by (@armoye7)

Creating Subject Specific Advanced Legal Research Classes

Many academic law librarians are interested in teaching legal research, but first-year courses and advanced legal research may already be provided at their school. When our law school floated the idea of offering a one-week "mini-semester" our librarians saw this as an opportunity to create some targeted, research specific courses. Four of our public services librarians took on a subject area of interest to them (Legal ...more »

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Submitted by (@dbholt)

Are you really using your LMS effectively?

This could potentially be a panel discussion among ALR instructors. It will go over how to increase interaction, and achieve pedagogical goals, in a modern learning management system (LMS) such as Canvas and/or Blackboard. It will include a discussion about external tools that can increase engagement, participation, and retention (such as integrating content from Libguides or using class participation tools such as ...more »

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Submitted by (@lucycg)

Support our students

OH the SUMMERS, every year we get students who are unfamiliar and nervous about everything from firm culture, research and the dreaded 50 state survey. I spend all summer trying to get them up and running. I make my office the safe space. I am even honored to be called Ma by most of them. I suspect my experience is very much the same as all of yours. I'd like to start a partnership with matching private law librarians ...more »

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Submitted by (@alyson.drake)

Cognitive Theory 101

With librarians in all settings teaching more and more often, it's important that we have at least a baseline understanding of some of the basic concepts of cognitive theory and educational psychology. This program would introduce attendees to a handful of concepts related to these fields and give examples of how to design their instructional programming with these theories in mind.

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Submitted by (@leejootaek)

Educational Technology 101

The session will delineate concepts, definitions, and modern trends of educational technology and learning theories. The program will also introduce a wide variety of educational technology useful to law school classrooms either physical or virtual.

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