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  • The Moth, AALL Leadership Edition: Unleash the Power of Storytelling

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2021 at 11:00 AM (CST)

    This program will give a brief introduction to storytelling technique basics, and then have panelists share true stories as they remember them. Similar to The Moth podcast, anyone wishing to tell their story will need to pitch their idea, and the pitched stories need to relate to the theme of Leadership.

    Great leaders understand the power of storytelling, and the power of stories to connect us as humans and foster mutual understanding. This program will give a brief introduction to storytelling technique basics, and then have panelists share true stories as they remember them. Similar to The Moth podcast, anyone wishing to tell their story will need to pitch their idea, and the pitched stories need to relate to the theme of Leadership. Attendees will not only be entertained, but will learn from watching masterful storytelling in action, share in the collective wisdom around leadership, and hone the essential leadership skill of telling compelling, meaningful stories. 

    If you would like the chance to share your story, then pitch it to us! In 100 to 200 words, tell us about your Leadership story. (Please don't give us a cliff-hanger; you should summarize the whole story.) Great pitches will let us know what happened, what changed for you, and what was at stake. We're looking for a wide range of voices to share their experiences. You may think that your story is not dramatic enough, but we beg to differ. If it mattered to you, it will matter to us, too. Absolutely no storytelling or performance experience necessary. Bonus: Holly Riccio and Carol Watson will be available to support you as you practice your story. Pitches should be submitted here by November 1st, and selected storytellers will be notified by November 8th. 

    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    This program is beneficial to all law librarians, regardless of library type, job function, or experience level. 

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Participants will be able to identify the components of compelling and meaningful storytelling.
    2. Participants will observe storytelling in action, and be able to apply observed storytelling techniques to enhance the impact of their communications in a variety of workplace situations (e.g., presentations, team meetings, challenging conversations). 

    SPEAKERS:

    • TBD

    COORDINATORS/MODERATORS:

    Holly M. Riccio, California Judicial Center Library 

    Carol A. Watson, University of Georgia Law Library (Emerita) 


    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level

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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    No refunds will be given for any purchased live AALL webinar. This applies to non-AALL members only; live AALL webinars are free for AALL members.

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by December 1, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    Coordinator and Moderator Bios

    Holly M. Riccio
    Law librarianship is in Holly Riccio’s professional DNA—literally, as the daughter of librarian parents. She has been the Director of the California Judicial Center Library since 2020, following 25+ years spent working in various law firm library and knowledge management positions. Her passion for the legal information profession is unmistakable and is manifest in her many professional volunteer roles, including serving as President of the American Association of Law Libraries from 2014-2015. She received her Master of Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan. She regularly shares her thought leadership with the profession through writing and speaking engagements in the areas of knowledge management, professional development and leadership skills, and cultivating and leveraging professional connections.

    Carol A. Watson
    Carol Watson is the Director of the Law Library Emerita at the University of Georgia Law Library. She retired on January 1, 2021. She was responsible for the vision, leadership and management of all aspects of the law library including strategic planning, budgeting, collection development, technology, and personnel. She is the past chair of the AALL Continuing Professional Education Committee and the past chair of the AALL Annual Meeting Program Committee. In 2020, she was inducted in the AALL Hall of Fame, and she received the AALL Volunteer Service Award in 2016. Watson is the past president of SEAALL and the 2014 recipient of the Service to SEAALL Award. Watson is the past-chair of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information. 

  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Learn More about Volunteering for AALL

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/07/2021 at 2:00 PM (CST)

    Interested in volunteering for an AALL Committee or Award Jury? This informal conversation is an opportunity for you to learn more about the volunteer process and how your contribution impacts AALL and the legal information profession.

    Interested in volunteering for an AALL Committee or Award Jury? This informal conversation, moderated by AALL President Diane Rodriguez and AALL President-Elect Elizabeth Adelman, is an opportunity for you to learn more about the volunteer process and how your contribution impacts AALL and the legal information profession. You are invited to submit questions in advance to leadership@aall.org, but you are welcome to ask them during the discussion as well.

    Please note: AALL virtual coffee chats are not recorded and registration is open to AALL members only.

    MODERATORS:

    • Diane M. Rodriguez, AALL President
    • Elizabeth G. Adelman, AALL President-Elect

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level

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  • Live Interview Series: So, You Wanna Apply for a Promotion?

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/19/2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)

    In this “So, You Wanna . . .?” interview, Eliza Boles will talk to our panel of four about their experiences in getting promotions and assisting people in that same goal. They will discuss topics such as preparing for the promotion application process, how to “make the case” for a promotion, things to be aware of during the process, and considerations for internal applicants.

    While moving up in law librarianship sometimes means literally moving to a new institution and while there are different processes across the types of law libraries, there are some common issues and questions involved when applying for a promotion. In this “So, You Wanna . . .?” interview, Eliza Boles will talk to our panel of four about their experiences in getting promotions and assisting people in that same goal. They will discuss topics such as preparing for the promotion application process, how to “make the case” for a promotion, things to be aware of during the process, and considerations for internal applicants. Panelists include an HR subject matter expert and law librarians in academic, firm, and government institutions.

    This program is brought to you by the Professional Engagement, Growth & Advancement Special Interest Section (PEGA-SIS) and the AALL Continuing Professional Education Committee.

    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Anyone who is interested in applying for a promotion, in any type of institution.

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1.  Attendees will gain insight into the inner workings of the promotion process across institutions.
    2. Attendees will learn questions they should be asking themselves and others about promotion opportunities.

    SPEAKERS:

    • Amy Small, Texas State Law Library
    • Beth Cavagnolo, Vertex Advisors Group
    • Thomas "T.J." Striepe, University of Georgia Alexander Campbell King Law Library
    • Tricia G. Thomas, Akerman LLP

    COORDINATOR/MODERATOR:

    • Eliza Boles, University of Tennessee College of Law 

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level

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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    No refunds will be given for any purchased live AALL webinar. This applies to non-AALL members only; live AALL webinars are free for AALL members.

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by November 5, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    Speakers:

    Amy Small (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Director of the Texas State Law Library. She has 13 years of experience providing legal information to the public across the great state of Texas.


    Beth Cavagnolo, JD, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has over 17 years’ experience designing and implementing inventive, strategic, data-driven talent development programs to redefine human resources and enrich company culture. She is a firm believer that an organization’s greatest assets are its people and how they collaborate and are motivated leads to transformational outcomes. Throughout her career Beth has led full-scale recruiting, professional development, and human resources departments at the international AmLaw 100 and A-List firms of O’Melveny & Myers, Bryan Cave (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP), White & Case, and a healthcare technology startup. Beth is regularly invited to speak and present at national conferences. She graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology, specializing in Change Leadership. She also earned her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, and a B.A magna cum laude in Political Science from Georgia State University. 


    Thomas "T.J." Striepe serves as the Director of the University of Georgia Alexander Campbell King Law Library. He joined the library 2011, initially serving as the faculty services librarian and then the associate director for research services. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Iowa, his J.D. from Arizona State University School of Law, and his M.L.I.S. from the University of Arizona. 


    Tricia G. Thomas, Director of Research Services, Akerman LLP: Tricia has worked in law firm libraries for more than 25 years. She started her career while in college as the “kid who shelved the books” and over the years worked her way up the ladder to become her firm’s library director overseeing a team of library managers, reference librarians, technical services librarians, and library assistants. She currently serves as the Director of Research Services at Akerman LLP. Tricia loves digging for answers and enjoys tackling a challenging research project. She is keenly interested in the latest advancements in automation, data analytics, and knowledge management strategies. Tricia is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and serves on the Lexis Advisory Board. She received her B.A. from Oglethorpe University and her M.L.I.S. from Valdosta State University. She lives in Newnan, Georgia with her husband and daughter. 

    Moderator/Coordinator: 

    Eliza Boles joined UT Law in August 2016. As an assistant professor and digital resources and services librarian, her primary responsibility is to support the college’s research and teaching endeavors by managing and promoting the Law Library’s electronic resources and participating in the planning and teaching of legal research After becoming licensed to practice law in Tennessee in October 2010, Professor Boles worked as a solo practitioner attorney, serving indigent clients in both criminal and civil matters. However, she soon realized the library was her calling and returned to higher education to pursue a master’s degree in library and information science. Professor Boles most recently held a position as the digital resources librarian at Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law where she managed the school’s digital resource collection and provided workshops and seminars on legal research skills and instructional technology.

  • Law Librarians Are Tech Experts—Whether We Know It or Not

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/18/2021 at 11:00 AM (CST)

    Law librarians are constantly adopting new technology skills and enhancing existing ones—​but how often do they take stock of these skills? This program will focus on recognizing the knowledge of technology that law librarians already have, and how to use that skill set to boost teaching and reference services.

    Law librarians are constantly adopting new technology skills and enhancing existing ones—but how often do they take stock of these skills? This program will focus on recognizing the knowledge of technology that law librarians already have, and how to use that skill set to boost teaching and reference services. Moreover, by identifying and building upon these skills, librarians can improve current programs and services—from reference interviews to formal classroom instruction—and impress even the most tech-savvy administrator.

    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Librarians who are hesitant to engage with new technologies; librarians who provide reference services to patrons who may need help with simple technology-related tasks; research instructors seeking to better integrate technology in their courses; law office technology instructors who want to introduce a set of tangible skills to their classroom

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Identify technology skills you may already possess, including experience with algorithms and artificial intelligence, and thorough understanding of metadata, as well as strengths and weaknesses in available technologies and complex software systems like integrated library systems.
    2. Learn practical skills to enhance your existing knowledge in order to improve teaching and create opportunities for growth within established reference services. These skills include redacting documents, extracting metadata, and organizing and presenting large amounts of information in easy-to-understand pieces. 
    3. Identify ways to integrate both existing and new skills into instruction, both in the classroom and in other contexts (such as reference services).

    SPEAKER:

    • Rebecca Kite, University of Tennessee

    COORDINATOR/MODERATOR/SPEAKER:

    • Eliza E. Boles, University of Tennessee

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Teaching + Training, Marketing + Outreach

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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    No refunds will be given for any purchased live AALL webinar. This applies to non-AALL members only; live AALL webinars are free for AALL members.

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by November 8, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Universal Design Principles in Your Workplace

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/17/2021 at 3:00 PM (CST)

    The Principles of Universal Design are defined as "The design of products and environments to be useable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design." How are those principles applied in your library? Or perhaps you’d welcome ideas from other AALL colleagues about ways to remove (or at least lessen) a barrier.

    The Principles of Universal Design are defined as "The design of products and environments to be useable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design." How are those principles applied in your library? Or perhaps you’d welcome ideas from other AALL colleagues about ways to remove (or at least lessen) a barrier. AALL members in all types of libraries are invited to share their challenges, questions, and improvements this informal conversation, co-moderated by Matt Timko (Northern Illinois University College of Law) and Susan David deMaine (Indiana University Maurer School of Law).

    Please note: AALL virtual coffee chats are not recorded and registration is open to AALL members only.

    MODERATORS:

    • Matt Timko, Northern Illinois University College of Law
    • Susan David deMaine, Indiana University University Maurer School of Law

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Marketing + Outreach, Management + Business Acumen

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  • AALL Connection / November 2021

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/17/2021 at 11:00 AM (CST)

    To keep members informed of the Association's activities, AALL will be holding its virtual update on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 11:00 am Central. This session will be recorded. Registration is open to AALL members only.

    To keep members informed of the Association's activities, AALL will be holding its virtual update on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 11:00 am Central. This session will be recorded. Registration is open to AALL members only. We encourage you to submit questions ahead of time to leadership@aall.org. You will also have the opportunity to submit questions via live chat, if time permits. We look forward to connecting with you!

    SPEAKERS:

    • Diane Rodriguez, AALL President
    • Beth Adelman, AALL Vice President / President-Elect
    • Cornell H. Winston, AALL Treasurer
    • Mary Jenkins, AALL Secretary

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level

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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    No refunds will be given for any purchased live AALL webinar. This applies to non-AALL members only; live AALL webinars are free for AALL members.

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by November 5, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

  • A Better Legal News Experience: Reuters Legal News (Thomson Reuters Partner Webinar)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/16/2021 at 2:00 PM (CST)

    Attend this session to be introduced to Reuters Legal News, available now at no cost. Get award-winning business and market news, alongside deep legal practice area content.

    Attend this session to be introduced to Reuters Legal News, available now at no cost. Get award-winning business and market news, alongside deep legal practice area content. 

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Introduce your patrons to a legal news experience, with business, market, and legal content, all in one place.
    2. Learn how RLN provides opportunity for business development and client engagement.
    3. Review the administrative onboarding portal and personalization features.

    SPEAKERS:

    • Zena Applebaum, Thomson Reuters
    • Gia Norris, Thomson Reuters

    COORDINATOR:

    • Jane Lippmann, Thomson Reuters

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Research + Analysis

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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    No refunds will be given for any purchased live AALL webinar. This applies to non-AALL members only; live AALL webinars are free for AALL members.

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by November 5, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    Zena Applebaum, National Director, Market Insights & Engagement, Thomson Reuters; Lead, Go-to-market, Product Marketing, Reuters Legal News Vertical

    Zena Applebaum is a competitive intelligence strategist, legal industry observer, and personal brand advocate. Having pioneered the discipline of law firm competitive intelligence nearly 20 years ago, Applebaum was inducted as a Fellow of the Council of CI Fellows in 2015. She honed her CI skills as the director of competitive intelligence at Bennett Jones LLP for more than a decade prior to taking on her current role as national director, market insights and engagement at Thomson Reuters in Canada. In her role, she is responsible for client intelligence, market insights, and sales enablement.

    Gia Norris, Director, Product and Proposition Management, Thomson Reuters

    Gia Norris is a Director of Product and Portfolio Management for Reuters, focusing on Reuters Professional News offerings, including Reuters Legal News. She is an lawyer by training with practice experience in several large law firms in NYC. Gia has worked at Thomson Reuters for over 10 years in a variety of roles. She focuses on new product ideation and product life cycle management, synthesizing industry and competitive intelligence, creating strategic go-to-market plans and leading teams to protect core businesses and accelerate growth platforms.

  • AALL 2021 Virtual Competitive Intelligence Foundations

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 11/09/2021 at 11:00 AM (CST)

    The AALL 2021 Virtual Competitive Intelligence (CI) Foundations course is designed to prepare professionals to establish a CI function in their organization, and to create processes and learn effective analysis frameworks to maintain it.

    Converting Insights into Action

    Competitive intelligence (CI) is quickly becoming one of the must-have skill sets at many organizations. Be the person who defines, gathers, analyzes, and distributes intelligence about products, customers, and competitors at your organization. The 2021 Virtual Competitive Intelligence Foundations course, to take place November 9–10, 2021, is designed to prepare professionals to establish a CI function in their organization, and to create processes and learn effective analysis frameworks to maintain it. Attendees will also learn practical tips and tricks for implementing and leveraging a competitive analysis competitor program within their organization for better marketing, account management, and other firm processes and strategic initiatives. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other professionals, engage in live Q&A discussions, and receive CI templates to help get started in implementing a CI function in their own organization.

    TOPICS:

    • Competitive Intelligence Applied to the Legal Marketplace
    • Competitive Intelligence Concepts and Methodology
    • Competitive Intelligence Analysis Process and Framework: Leveraging CI Information for Action
    • Establishing, Organizing, and Implementing a Competitive Intelligence Function
    • Integrating Competitive Intelligence into Strategic Practice and Goals

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Law librarians and legal information professionals seeking to learn how to build a competitive intelligence strategy at their organization; upon completion of the program, attendees will have concrete tools and steps for practicing and advocating for CI at their institutions.   

    FACILITATOR:

    • Patricia Ellard, Director of Client Care Analytics & Service Design / Troutman Pepper

    MEMBER COORDINATORS FROM AALL'S PRIVATE LAW LIBRARIANS & INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS SPECIAL INTEREST SECTION’S COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE GROUP:

    • Mark A. Gediman, Reference Librarian / Alston & Bird LLP
    • Caren Z. Luckie, Research Attorney / Jackson Walker LLP
    • Kevin Miles, Manager of Library Services / Norton Rose Fulbright
    • Julia E. Stahl, Research Services Manager / Akerman LLP
    • Liz Whittington, Senior Competitive & Strategic Intelligence Analyst / K&L Gates

    Panelist information will be available soon.

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level, Management + Business Acumen

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    REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY:

    Participation is limited for this event. CI Foundations will be held online with live facilitated sessions, scenarios, and group breakouts November 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CST) and November 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CST)View the agenda. The sessions will not be recorded.

    The discounted price for AALL members is $349 ($549 for nonmembers) through the registration deadline of November 5, 2021. Those who attend will receive a course certificate.

    You may cancel in writing by November 5, 2021 to elearning@aall.org. You will be refunded your registration fee minus a 15% administrative charge. Cancellation requests received after the deadline will not be eligible for a refund. No-shows will not be eligible for a refund. If you have any questions, please contact elearning@aall.org for more information.

    By attending the program, you agree that AALL, its employees, contractors, and volunteers, may photograph, videotape, or audiotape you during the program (for access by attendees). Your photo, video, audio, likeness, or image may be used by AALL for promotional or related purposes with no remuneration to you. Attendees are expected to follow the rules outlined in AALL's Meetings and Events Code of Conduct.

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by October 25, 2021 to request live captioning services.

    Facilitator: Patricia Ellard, Director of Client Care Analytics & Service Design, Troutman Pepper LLP

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    Patricia Ellard is a seasoned competitive intelligence (CI) professional, with more than 20 years of experience in law and consulting firms. A highly inquisitive person with a passion for exploring, she has a strong focus on collecting and analyzing data, now focused on internal client data. Ellard combines data and competitive intelligence tactics to create reports that help identify gaps in clients’ legal needs and uses evidence-based data to help inform decision-making at her firm. She has found that working collaboratively with lawyers and firm management is key to understanding market and competitor dynamics and is the foundation for successful competitive intelligence.



    COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE APPPLIED TO THE LEGAL MARKETPLACE

    Coordinator: Caren Z. Luckie, Research Attorney, Jackson Walker LLP

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    Caren Luckie is a research attorney in the Houston office of Jackson Walker LLP with over 25 years of experience. As a research attorney, Luckie oversees all aspects of library and research services necessary to support legal advising and decision-making. In her practice, she provides online and manual research assistance for all attorneys, paralegals and staff, preparing competitive intelligence and business development reports, monitoring online legal and business resources, and identifying new and appropriate technology for current awareness. She received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin, her JD from the University of Houston Law Center, and her BA from Mount Holyoke College.


    Speaker: Samantha Callahan, Business Development Specialist for Litigation, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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    Samantha Callahan is the business development specialist for litigation for Am Law 50 firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she provides business development and competitive intelligence strategies and research for the firm’s litigators. Previously, she served as the sole competitive intelligence analyst for 700+ attorney firm Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. She began her legal marketing career at Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and has experience in the insurance, financial services, and education industries. She received her BA in psychology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany.



    Speaker: Barbara Bell Malin, Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer, Jackson Walker LLP
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    Barbara Bell Malin is chief business development and marketing officer at Jackson Walker LLP. In her role, she oversees the development and implementation of the firm’s competitive and business intelligence initiatives. Malin's legal and business background include substantial expertise in strategic planning, development, marketing, and financial management. She works with the firm’s more than 400 lawyers and an internal business development and marketing team of 15 professionals to identify client needs and develop effective and innovative solutions to those needs. Before coming to Jackson Walker, Malin was a practicing attorney. She received her JD from Southern Methodist University and her BA in Commerce & Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Alabama.

    Speaker: Emily Rushing, Director of Competitive Intelligence, Haynes & Boone, LLP
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    As the director of competitive intelligence for Haynes and Boone LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm, Emily Rushing leads CI, CRM, Library, and Technology teams in developing information to support client service, firm strategy, competitor and market analysis, lateral recruitment, client service initiatives, and new business development. Her team is responsible for the creation, deployment, and administration of new technologies and resources to provide legal information and market, client, and competitor intelligence.




    COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE CONCEPTS AND METHODOLOGY

    Coordinator: Kevin Miles, Manager of Library Services, Norton Rose Fulbright US, LLP

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    Kevin Miles is the manager of library services for Norton Rose Fulbright US, LLP in Dallas, Texas. Miles is also co-chair of AALL's Competitive Intelligence Caucus and is the author of several Practical Competitive Intelligence columns in AALL Spectrum.




    Speaker: Grant Keyes, Competitive Intelligence Manager, Haynes & Boone, LLP
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    Grant Keyes is the competitive intelligence manager for Haynes and Boone LLP in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining his firm five years ago, he worked as a director of research at an engineering firm.





    Speaker: Jim Currie, Competitive Intelligence Manager, Norton Rose Fulbright US, LLP
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    Jim Currie is the competitive intelligence manager for Norton Rose Fulbright US, LLP in New York, New York. He has been the manager since 2008.





    COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS AND FRAMEWORK: LEVERAGING CI INFORMATION FOR ACTION

    Coordinator & Speaker: Mark A. Gediman, Reference Librarian, Alston & Bird LLP

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    Mark Gediman is passionate about competitive intelligence (CI) and is an experienced public agency and environmental researcher. He writes and presents regularly on CI, research, and library management issues for the Ark Group, AALL, Legal Marketing Association, and the Special Libraries Association. Gediman is a contributing author to multiple Ark Group publications and articles in AALL Spectrum, Practicing Law Management Week, Paralegal Today, and Facts & Findings - The Magazine of the National Association of Legal Assistants. When not writing, he enjoys watching Star Trek and enjoying sunsets at the beach with his family.



    ESTABLISHING, ORGANIZING, AND IMPLEMENTING A COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE FUNCTION

    Coordinator: Julia E. Stahl, Research Services Manager, Akerman LLP

    More information coming soon.


    INTEGRATING COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE INTO STRATEGIC PRACTICE AND GOALS

    Coordinator & Speaker: Liz Whittington, Senior Competitive & Strategic Intelligence Analyst, K&L Gates LLP

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    Liz Whittington is a senior competitive & strategic intelligence analyst and founding member of the CI team at K&L Gates LLP. Prior to her current role, she was a law librarian with the firm. Whittington has nearly 20 years’ research experience in AmLaw 200 firms in Pittsburgh and New York. She received her BA and MSLIS from Florida State University. 




    Speaker: Stephanie Goodson Dooley, Senior Competitive & Strategic Intelligence Manger, Client Growth - Market Development, K&L Gates LLP
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    Stephanie Dooley is senior competitive intelligence manager for K&L Gates. In this role, she works closely with firm leadership across the platform to drive strategy and increase growth for the firm and its clients. During her 25-year career in the legal field, Dooley has worked in law schools and private law libraries, and is now part of K&L Gates’ global business development team where she founded the firm’s first CI function. In recent years, she was a presenter at ARK Group’s Competitive Intelligence in the Modern Law Firm seminar and a panelist on ILTA’s Cool Tools for Competitive Intelligence webinar. Dooley has a B.A. from University of Miami, an M.S. from Florida State University, and certificates from The Fuld Gilad Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence, The Tilt Institute, Cornell. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. 

    Tuesday, November 9 / 11:00 A.M.–3:30 P.M. CST

    WELCOME – 11:00–11:20 A.M. CST

    • Facilitator: Patricia Ellard, Director of Client Care Analytics & Service Design / Troutman Pepper

    Competitive Intelligence Applied to the Legal Marketplace – 11:20 A.M.–12:20 P.M. CST
    1. Participants will be able to distinguish between CI reports for business and those used in law firms, and identify the differences.
    2. Participants will learn how law firm CI can prepare an attorney to meet with a client at any stage in the relationship.

    • Coordinator: Caren Z. Luckie, Research Attorney / Jackson Walker LLP
    • Speaker: Samantha Callahan, Business Development Specialist for Litigation / Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    • Speaker: Barbara Bell Malin, Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer / Jackson Walker LLP
    • Speaker: Emily Rushing, Director of Competitive Intelligence / Haynes & Boone, LLP

    BREAK – 12:20–12:30 P.M. CST

    OBSERVATIONS – 12:30–12:40 P.M. CST

    Competitive Intelligence Concepts and Methodology – 12:40–1:40 P.M. CST
    1. Participants will learn basic CI concepts.
    2. Participants will learn three useful CI methodologies.

    • Coordinator: Kevin Miles, Manager of Library Services / Norton Rose Fulbright
    • Speaker: Grant Keyes, Competitive Intelligence Manager / Haynes & Boone, LLP
    • Speaker: Jim Currie, Competitive Intelligence Manager / Norton Rose Fulbright

    BREAK – 1:40–1:50 P.M. CST

    OBSERVATIONS – 1:50–2:00 P.M. CST

    Competitive Intelligence Analysis Process and Framework, Leveraging CI Information for Action – 2:00–3:25 P.M. CST
    1. Participants will be able to convert research information into analysis using vendor-provided and in-house resources.
    2. Participants will learn what analytical techniques can best communicate the information to their audience.
    3. Participants will be able to use internal context to prepare actionable analysis.

    • Coordinator & Speaker: Mark A. Gediman, Reference Librarian / Alston & Bird LLP

    OBSERVATIONS / ADJOURNMENT FOR THE DAY – 3:25–3:30 P.M. CST


    Wednesday, November 10 / 11:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M. CST

    WELCOME BACK – 11:00–11:20 A.M. CST

    • Facilitator: Patricia Ellard, Director of Client Care Analytics & Service Design / Troutman Pepper

    Establishing, Organizing, and Implementing a Competitive Intelligence Function – 11:20 A.M.–12:20 P.M. CST
    1. (Takeaways coming soon.)

    • Coordinator: Julia E. Stahl, Research Services Manager / Akerman LLP
    • (Additional panelists coming soon.)

    BREAK – 12:20–12:30 P.M. CST

    OBSERVATIONS – 12:30–12:40 P.M. CST

    Integrating Competitive Intelligence into Strategic Practice and Goals – 12:40–1:40 P.M. CST
    1. Participants will discuss ways to align their CI practice with their firm’s goals. 
    2. Participants will identify the types of analysis that translate to firm opportunities and growth.

    • Coordinator & Speaker: Liz Whittington, Senior Competitive & Strategic Intelligence Analyst / K&L Gates
    • Speaker:  Stephanie Goodson Dooley, Senior Competitive & Strategic Intelligence Manger, Client Growth - Market Development / K&L Gates

    BREAK – 1:40–1:50 P.M. CST

    OBSERVATIONS – 1:50–2:00 P.M. CST

    Tying It All Together – 2:00–3:00 P.M. CST

  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Proposing a Program for AALL 2022

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/02/2021 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    The AALL 2022 call for proposals will be open throughout October and November—​do you have a great program topic in mind? Join Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair Joe Lawson for an informal conversation about putting together fantastic program proposals for next year’s conference.

    The AALL 2022 call for proposals will be open throughout October and November—do you have a great program topic in mind? Perhaps you’re wondering what makes a strong proposal, or you have general questions about the proposal process itself. Or maybe you’ve got past experience to share that could benefit first-time proposers. Join Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair Joe Lawson for an informal conversation about putting together fantastic program proposals for next year’s conference.

    Please note: AALL virtual coffee chats are not recorded and registration is open to AALL members only.

    MODERATOR:

    • Joseph Lawson, 2022 AALL Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair / Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every LevelTeaching + Training

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  • Your Crisis Is Not My Emergency: Mindfulness Techniques to Manage Stress

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/28/2021 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    Many legal information professionals are busy with new students, attorneys, judges, and clerks. This is in addition to the regular stresses we encounter in our jobs, both internal and external.

    Many legal information professionals are busy with new students, attorneys, judges, and clerks. This is in addition to the regular stresses we encounter in our jobs, both internal and external. This webinar will provide you with a variety of mindfulness strategies and techniques to manage your stress, including some optional chair yoga. The webinar will also discuss the amendments to ABA Standard 508 regarding law student well-being resources.

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Participants will learn the benefits of mindfulness and the science behind it
    2. Participants will acquire three new ways to practice mindfulness in their daily lives 
    3. Participants will examine the amendments to ABA Standard 508 and identify ways to support law students and other library users

    SPEAKERS:

    • Kizmet Adams, University of Georgia 
    • Heather Simmons, University of Georgia

    MODERATOR:

    • TJ Striepe, Director of the University of Georgia Law Library

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level,  Teaching + TrainingManagement + Business Acumen


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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    No refunds will be given for any purchased live AALL webinar. This applies to non-AALL members only; live AALL webinars are free for AALL members.

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by October 13, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    Kizmet Adams, University of Georgia 

    Kizmet earned her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and has spent much of her career at Georgia Law in teaching and administrative positions. She has had a lifelong passion for helping people live healthy lives and now enjoys sharing that passion as the University of Georgia’s Wellbeing Coordinator. Kiz is a frequent speaker at conferences and retreats on topics such as mindfulness and meditation, work/life balance, stress management, productivity, and engagement. Kiz is a certified Koru Mindfulness and Meditation instructor and has taught several Koru classes with Heather. She also teaches Pilates and yoga classes.

    Heather Simmons, University of Georgia 

    Heather coordinates and develops curriculum for first-year legal research as well as advanced and specialized research courses. She also oversees all functions of the law library’s access and outreach services. Heather has had a passion for mindfulness throughout her career. She is a certified Koru Mindfulness Teacher and has conducted multiple presentations on mindfulness and self-care.