Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Changing it up: switching library types

To those who have only worked in one type of law library, the idea of switching to a different type may seem daunting yet many librarians have changed and found it energizing and rewarding. Find out what those who have switched miss most and least about their former environments. Identify transferable skills and skills that may need honing. Explore resources within the association that can help you consider making the... more »

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Research + Analysis

From Chaos to Control

Innovative approaches and best practices that national Law Firms have established to streamline and manage some of the out-of-control daily tasks, duplication and expenses, associated with Docket alerts and tracks; including tracking clients, potential clients, current litigation and MDL cases, such as tobacco litigation, management of Pacer expenses, efiling, etc....

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Management + Business Acumen

Writing resumes and job descriptions in the age of Indeed

As more and more jobs are being posted to sites as CareerBuilder, Indeed, Job.com.LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Monster and others and law library positions titles and descriptions vary so greatly making identifying role, clear value and meaning harder to decipher, how do you write a job posting and resume to get noticed by the job site algorithm for job matching that don't see many law library postings? Most law firm HR departments... more »

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Management + Business Acumen

The Art of Negotiation

When and for what should you negotiate when accepting a new position? How do you know what you can and should negotiate? Compensation is salary and benefits; how do we define benefits? What is the "bid and the ask"? Does gender play a role in negotiating? Inspired by the Georgia Women's Leadership Initiative and Women in Funds Finance, this program addresses negotiation at all levels of the profession.

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Show Me the Money - Law Firm Business Models

lifted from ILATcom 19 Show Me the Money - Law Firm Business Models 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Hear from the experts on what is next for the law firm business model. Where we have been and where we are going. Learn what is the next chapter in evolution of legal business. What are the new revenue drivers and profitability levers? In this session, learn how law firms have evolved to thrive in the time of alternative legal... more »

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Information Management

Knowledge Management for Small & Medium Size Organizations

So much of the writing and presentations on KM today come from Big Law that can staff Big KM teams with lawyers, MBAs, librarians. But how do you implement KM initiatives at small and mid-size organization? The program could review "low-hanging fruit" - easy wins, with the least resources needed. The speaker(s) would explain how to prioritize KM projects. If your firm can't hire practice support lawyers, how do you manage... more »

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ALSP Practical Implications of Change to ABA Rule Big 4 future

lifted from LMA The Practical Implications of Change to ABA Rule 5.4, the "Non-Lawyer" Ownership Rules In the conference opening, William D. Henderson and Scott A. Westfahl set forth the landscape surrounding liberalization of ABA Rule 5.4. You may have come away from this landscape report with more questions than answers on how to prepare your firm for reform. Join Professor Westfahl for a facilitated discussion on what... more »

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Teaching + Training

Training Up The Summer Associates!

We all want the Summer Associates to be successful. Academics and Firm librarians each have a unique viewpoint of the summer associates. A panel to discuss what to we can do to work together to best prepare them for practice life would be beneficial to all. The more we share ideas and what we're seeing, the more helpful we can be for these attorneys of the future.

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Information Management

Best Practices for Institutional Repositories

As legal scholarship continues to move towards open access, law librarians are increasingly taking on repository manager roles. However, many law librarians in this role come from legal backgrounds and are less so metadata gurus. It would be beneficial for members of AALL to generate principles or best practices for ingesting scholarship and related metadata into legal repositories. For example, standards for author... more »

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