Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

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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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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 Mansfield Rule and Diversity in Legal

The Mansfield Rule project by The Diversity Lab came out of the 2016 Women in Law Hackathon. The program encourages diversity AND inclusion throughout the attorney's career to promote and develop minority attorneys. Now in "version" 2.0, how has the program succeeded, how are firms complying and can a firm's approach to diversity through their commitment to this project filter down to diversity among staff (including ...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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Transitions as Part of Professional Life and Beyond

Transitions are a part of all aspects of everyday life. We as professionals are in constant transition, as the pace of change rapidly accelerates. We can no longer look at transition as the narrow time between jobs. We have to look at transitions more holistically and identify how to integrate them into our professional lives. A program of this sort might consist of a panel to discuss: 1) transitions as part of everyday ...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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Retool Your Roadmap for the Future!

The rapidly-increasing rate of change in the legal information profession as a whole means that roles and position responsibilities are constantly transitioning. 'Retooling' and planning for the future is no longer the exception, but THE RULE. What served as a position description at one point—where in an academic, government, or private law library setting—may not apply the next time the position must be filled. Crafting ...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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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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Cultural Intelligence and Academic Law Libraries Research

As the 2019 ALL-SIS Research & Scholarship grant recipient, this presentation on "Cultural Intelligence and Academic Law Libraries" will report on my findings, analysis and recommendations based on my research study over the past year. The purpose of my research study is to examine the cultural intelligence in academic law librarians, in order to understand the perspective of these librarians and to help them better serve ...more »

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