Management + Business Acumen

The ADA at 30: Are we realizing our potential?

The program will briefly discuss the ADA and how it affects us as employers and employees. We'll also talk about hidden disabilities and accommodations that might be outside the parameters of the ADA and how those might be handled. Can/should you affirmatively ask about needed accommodations during the interview process or as an employee begins training? The speakers would include an attorney or professor to talk about ...more »

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(@sgualtier)

Research + Analysis

Researching, Publishing, and Collecting the Laws of Louisiana

Most law librarians are aware of Louisiana's unique and "different" legal system. But what does that mean for legal research, legal publishing, and collection development in the Pelican State? This program will cover aspects of Louisiana legal research and collection development, including Louisiana's small and specialized legal publishing industry, the importance of print resources in Louisiana legal research, and ...more »

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Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs) Are No Longer Altern

lifted from LMA Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs) Are No Longer Alternative The rise of the alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) has been swift and impactful in the past two decades, and legitimized by acquisitions and expansion of legal industry market share. Though they grew out of repeatable, mundane tasks for law firm back offices and high-volume document production work, they are now established ...more »

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Twitter as a public forum

recent Second Circuit opinion which addressed several questions that arose from President Trump blocking certain Twitter users from his account: To what extent are Twitter accounts "official" government accounts? What should the law make of the "personal" accounts of high government officials? Is an official's Twitter account a "public forum" to which the general public has a right to access?

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The ABA and regional accreditation: the Library's role

Have you ever written a portion of an ABA sabbatical report? What about attending an ABA Council on Legal Education meeting/hearing? What do librarians bring to the table in the accreditation process? Learn from those who have been to the table about what makes a successful report or hearing. This session would break down the process leading up to accreditation visits and subsequent reports. It would also discuss library ...more »

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

The Art of the Email: Context, Comparing and Rewriting

Practice makes perfect! Effective communication is easier said that done. Learning the best phrases to use, length of sentences to stick with, and even what punctuation is best to steer clear of can make or break an email. Audience can determine tone, signature style, and mode of voice. To use bullet points or not, to include more than one paragraph or not, to add attachments or not, and when to lengthen or shorten a ...more »

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Teaching + Training

Loaves & Fishes: Legal Assistance to SRLs With Limited Resources

Louisiana is unfortunately a state with a high percentage of its residents who can't afford attorneys and don't have access to the justice system, yet earn too much to qualify for legal aid. The state also lacks a parish law library system. The four law school libraries and one Supreme Court law library are concentrated in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, leaving the rest of the state underserved. Civil legal aid funding ...more »

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How Geography Shaped the Law in New Orleans

Geographer Richard Campanella, Senior Professor of Practice with the Tulane School of Architecture, is the author of ten books and over 200 other publications on New Orleans and Louisiana geography, history, architecture, urbanism, culture and related topics. He will talk about the unusual growth, both physical and political, of New Orleans, and how that shaped the location and development of its courts, police districts, ...more »

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Management + Business Acumen

The End of the Nickel & Dime Era?

There is a growing trend of firms ending billing back of database costs, photocopy fees, messenger services. The client pays the hourly rate period. How has this affected the firms' bottom lines? Can this be an opportunity to raise librarian billing rates if there are no database charges being assessed. How to make the business case for this approach and free your researchers and lawyers from the constant threat of the ...more »

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