Teaching + Training

Program on International Decade for People of African Descent

The United Nations General Assembly on December 23, 2013 proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent commencing on 1¬†January 2015 and ending on 31¬†December 2024. Several activities have been held and planned by member states around the theme - "People of African descent: recognition, justice and development". This program will offer an international perspective of human rights and the role of the ...more »

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No Reconciliation without Truth: the Role of Law Libraries

Truth and reconciliation initiatives have spurred law reform and civil justice initiatives throughout the world. Bryan Stevenson has observed that a barrier to advancement in real civil rights reform in the United States is the absence of a truth and reconciliation process like those other countries initiated.* This session can explore the value of truth and reconciliation processes such as those in South Africa and Canada ...more »

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Working Together - Bar Associations & Info. Professionals

Through legal practice programs many bar associations, including the American Bar Association, provide technology and other assistance for their members. As legal information professionals continue to take on teaching and other roles regarding technology, they could benefit from a shared understanding of how technology products and services are being used in the legal profession. Similarly, many bar associations could ...more »

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Modernizing your regional chapter

This session will discuss how NOCALL (Northern California Association of Law Libraries) was able to significantly reduce their administrative costs by modernizing their website, membership management system, and listserv. NOCALL moved away from a traditional website host provider to AWS (Amazon Web Services); moved from AALL's listserv to Google Groups; transitioned from MemberClicks to Wild Apricot; and adopted Google's ...more »

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Legislating Jazz

Discussion of the U.S. government's involvement with jazz including the federally funded Jazz Ambassadors program, efforts to preserve jazz as a symbol of American identity, and the impact of jazz on the Civil Rights Movement.

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Taxation Without Representation

The District of Columbia is a city like no other. It's home to the U.S. government yet the nearly 660,000 residents living here have no formal representation in that government. DC residents pay local and federal taxes, yet must get Congressional approval for their laws and budget. This program will briefly describe the evolution of the D.C. government system and its current structure, and will feature a discussion ...more »

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Rethinking the Ivory Tower

Academic law library directors will share their thoughts on the major issues and key opportunities for law school libraries today. Topics will include evolving ABA standards, the rapidly changing legal research landscape, getting involved in technology training, new library services and skill sets, and managing the library budget to move the organization forward.

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How Law Firms can get involved in Cannabis Law

Proposed by Amanda Ostrowitz, CEO of Regs Technology. She can be a solo speaker or part of a panel. This is detailed, so this might be a good candidate for a deep dive or we can focus on portions. While this description focuses on the practicalities of law firm governance, there are real Research & Analysis components, as well. We can bring these practicalities to the attention of our Executive Committees. Perhaps, there ...more »

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The Laws on Lobbying

Since we are going to be DC, it would be interesting to learn about lobbying - what are the rules, and what can and can't be done. Who finances them? Are they accountable to any federal or state agency? Do lobbying firms have librarians? If so, what do they do? Are they law librarians, or do they specialize in other kinds of research? What information do they use, and what resources do they use to find it?

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Success and Failures in the Classroom -

We've all been there, that idea that you thought would work well in class and simply didn't. A panel discussion by experienced teachers as to what the've learned by teaching. The focus is on how to save yourself when things go sideways.

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Teaching Office Basics: Tech-savvy tips for Word, Excel, & more

Tips for pitching the basics of Word, bibliographic management systems, Excel, and other software that law students see in practice and at school. The myth of the digital native allows us to overlook how much law students struggle with technology, and how much they appreciate learning how to be more efficient and fluent with the tools they use daily. From citation-management to document design to pivot tables, I'm looking ...more »

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