(@mtrumbo)

Information Management

SCOTUS Refocus: challenges in judicial paper preservation

The papers of Supreme Court justices, as is the case for all federal judges, are not subject to regulation. The speakers present background information on justice papers, illustrate their value for historians and the public, and discuss challenges that arise for repositories in processing and managing them. They also discuss how regulation would help increase the amount of information preserved, make access decisions ...more »

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

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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Management + Business Acumen

Protecting your employees by helping them say no

Managing employees means making the most of their time and skills while also managing resources. In an age of do more with less, more and more law librarians are expected to do it all when we know that we can't. How do the best managers protect their employees from unrealistic requests and deadlines by attorneys, judges, and faculty? What are the best practices for diplomatically negotiating what can be done and when ...more »

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Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

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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(@vanessa.meihaus)

Research + Analysis

Investigative Research

My firm provides investigative services (among others) in the context of disputes, regulatory enforcement/compliance, and internal investigations. My team is sometimes asked to assist on these projects, but I'm interested in learning more about due diligence/intelligence services libraries and research teams provide, including deep dive public records and web searching re individuals and companies,and the sources used ...more »

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(@hheller)

Teaching + Training

A New Paradigm: How Full Document Search Tools Should be Taught

A(nother) paradigm shift in legal research is upon us. How and when should students learn it? Is it realistic to expect that these tools can be withheld while we teach them "the old way" to do legal research? How can we dispel anxiety that this change will take away jobs? Will it take away jobs, or just make them better lawyers who help make better law?

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