Teaching + Training

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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Research + Analysis

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Just How Uniform is UELMA?

Since the promulgation of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, seventeen states and the District of Columbia have enacted UELMA in their jurisdictions to some degree. But uniform acts are often not enacted uniformly, so this program will introduce the actual texts as enacted by the states and learn how uniform the states are truly being, at least from the viewpoint of end users, in the implementation of online ...more »

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Management + Business Acumen

Submitted by (@bassettcw)

Aligning Technical Services Within the Law School Mission

Savvy Technical Services managers look over the landscape of their institutions, both law school and university-wide, and work to fill needs that align with the larger goals of the institution. This program will explore some innovative ways tech services departments have worked to capitalize on their strengths to stay relevant.

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The International Aspects of Tax Reform

The world's most profitable companies derive most of their income from intellectual property and other intangible assets, which can easily be transferred to foreign subsidiaries in low-tax jurisdictions. International tax rules, premised on outdated concepts like "physical presence" and "permanent establishment," are increasingly unable to cope with the disruption caused by the rise of digital corporate titans. This ...more »

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Management + Business Acumen

Submitted by (@yasmin.morais)

Re-Writing the Job Title to Motivate Staff

Does your job title accurately reflect what you do? Does it sound too twentieth century or quaint? Are you straddling two library service areas, yet your job title only captures one of those? It's been said that sometimes a job title change can motivate staff as much as a promotion could. In this session, we could explore how title changes motivated or empowered staff; what are some of the barriers or challenges to effecting ...more »

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Marketing + Outreach

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Proximity in Law Librarianship

In his 2017 AALL keynote, Bryan Stevenson noted that part of the value of libraries was the proximity law librarians have to their patrons. This panel will discuss the benefits and challenges of having proximity with patrons in all library types--and give some examples of wonderful programming and help that law libraries can over due to our proximity.

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Management + Business Acumen

Submitted by (@dkoppang)

Labor & Employment Laws for Supervisors & Managers

We often begin our supervisory and management roles with little more than a quick overview from HR about our duties and responsibilities especially in regard to what we need to report to management. At the AALL Business Skills Clinic a couple years back, a labor & employment law attorney gave an overview of the employment laws, regs and best practices that are applicable across jurisdictions. It was frighteningly enlightening! ...more »

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Research + Analysis

Submitted by (@erin.gow)

Working with Non-English materials for the English Speaker

So many legal materials are in languages other than English worldwide, that it is inevitable that most of us will need to find or access one of these documents at some point. FCIL librarians often work with materials in languages in which they are not fluent, and can provide useful ideas and insight for the non-FCIL specialist faced with this type of research. A panel of FCIL librarians will provide practical guidance ...more »

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Management + Business Acumen

Submitted by (@sberkowitzduff)

To Bill or Not to Bill…

The eternal question seems to lead to only more questions…should we bill back research costs, particularly for resources such as Westlaw and Lexis, etc., to clients. Has the path you've chosen had any effect on your contracts? And more importantly…has it had an effect on searching skills and methods by not only the attorneys but also by Librarians? Are we Librarians able to hold on to our masterful searching skills ...more »

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Submitted by (@erin.gow)

What is Europe?

As national membership in the European Union changes, how does this affect our understanding of Europe from a legal perspective? Find out more about the history of European laws, the current legal systems governing Europe, and potential future legal developments that may arise as a changing concept of Europe means ties different nations closer together.

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Submitted by (@kwahl0)

Where Our Laws Come From

A program covering both legislative and legal history, meant to expose librarians who receive questions about "What The Founders Meant," to sources helpful in parsing the language used, and to take a look at the works from which our founding era documents were drawn. Support your faculty who are writing about founding era law. Help your lawyers arguing in front of an originialist judge.

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