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  • Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/13/2023 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    As budgets tighten and discussions open up, we need to be thinking about how we can maintain our seat at the table and/or advance a particular initiative. Join us to discuss the elements of an elevator speech, look at some examples, and try your hand at crafting a pitch that is right for you and/or your departments.

    As budgets tighten and discussions open up, we need to be thinking about how we can maintain our seat at the table and/or advance a particular initiative. Join us to discuss the elements of an elevator speech, look at some examples, and try your hand at crafting a pitch that is right for you and/or your departments.

    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Any librarians who have a plan, idea, or would like to seek support/funding inside or outside of the library. Basically, everyone is welcome and could benefit! 

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Attendees will learn the elements of an elevator pitch.
    2. Attendees will understand when it is appropriate to use elevator pitches and for whom.
    3. Attendees will craft an elevator pitch of their own to advance a particular initiative or their work. 

    SPEAKER:

    • Alan Keely, Retired from Wake Forest University Law Library

    SPEAKER/MODERATOR:

    • Jennifer Mart-Rice, University of Iowa Law Library

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level, Marketing + Outreach, Management + 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.

    All AALL webinars feature live captioning services. Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by March 30, 2023 if you require additional accessibility services. 

    SPEAKER/MODERATOR/COORDINATOR:

    Jennifer Mart-Rice is the Assistant Director for Access & Collections at the University of Iowa Law Library. Prior to that, she served as the Head of Collection Services at Washington and Lee University School of Law and the Assistant Director for Collection Development, Acquisitions and Serials and an Assistant Professor of Law Library Services at Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law. In addition to her responsibilities surrounding acquisitions, technical services, and access services, she also has experience serving on the law school curriculum committee and on university instructional and budgetary committees. Jennifer has been teaching, both formally and informally, since 2011 on subjects such as introductory legal research, advanced legal research, subject-specific legal research, legal technology, professionalism, and undergraduate courses related to acclimating to college life. Creating a diverse, inclusive, and accessible curriculum and classroom environment is of utmost importance to her in connecting with the students and assisting them as they navigate their way through their educational experience. Jennifer regularly writes, presents, and focuses her attention on topics related to legal research, collection development, technology, and professional/personal development and mentorship.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/04/2023 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

    Join us for an informal conversation about the challenges of providing consistent service among competing faculty interests. We will touch on issues including prioritization of projects, effective communication, managing expectations, and making room for innovation.

    Join us for an informal conversation about the challenges of providing consistent service among competing faculty interests. We will touch on issues including prioritization of projects, effective communication, managing expectations, and making room for innovation.  

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

    MODERATORS:

    • Natasha Landon, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    • Laura Vlieg, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

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

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  • Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/09/2023 at 2:00 PM (CST)

    You don’t need anyone to tell you what CI is. You may even have produced some reports yourself. You’re ready to move beyond basic reports. How do you engage with Marketing? How do you broaden and deepen your offerings? How do you deepen your offerings? What analysis can you provide and how do you provide it? How do you build out the CI function?

    You don’t need anyone to tell you what CI is. You may even have produced some reports yourself. You’re ready to move beyond basic reports. How do you engage with Marketing? How do you broaden and deepen your offerings? How do you deepen your offerings? What analysis can you provide and how do you provide it? How do you build out the CI function?

    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    This webinar will appeal to all librarians: from those who may have heard of CI and don’t know much about it to librarians building basic and full CI reports. 

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Attendees will be introduced to the broad structure of CI.
    2. Attendees will understand CI offerings and how to improve reports.
    3. Attendees will learn how to justify CI offerings within the library, marketing and firm management settings. 

    SPEAKER/MODERATOR/COORDINATOR: 

    • Ben Brighoff, Foley & Lardner LLP

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Research + AnalysisMarketing + Outreach, Management + 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.

    This webinar will feature live captioning services. Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by February 23, 2023 if you have additional accessibility requests. 


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    Ben Brighoff is the Senior Manager of Competitive Intelligence at Foley & Lardner LLP.  

    Prior to joining Foley & Lardner in 2019, he served as the Competitive Intelligence Manager at Jenner & Block LLP.  Ben served as co-chair of the Legal Marketing Association Competitive Intelligence Special Interest Group from 2017 to 2019.  He received his Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois in 2011.  Ben resides in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 02/14/2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

    Please join the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee on Tuesday, February 14 for a coffee chat with Dennis Kim-Prieto and Taryn Marks on the end of your writing process. In the final chat in this series, come hear and share editing methods, thoughts on sharing your work, motivation tips for getting from "almost done" to "done", and anything else that comes to mind.

    Please join the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee on Tuesday, February 14 for a coffee chat with Dennis Kim-Prieto and Taryn Marks on the end of your writing process. In the final chat in this series, come hear and share editing methods, thoughts on sharing your work, motivation tips for getting from "almost done" to "done", and anything else that comes to mind. And then submit the paper you've finished to the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers by March 1! (May 15 for student division entries). 

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

    MODERATORS:

    • Mikhail Koulikov, Winston & Strawn LLP
    • Kumar Jayasuriya, U.S. Department of Agriculture 

    GUEST SPEAKERS: 

    • Dennis Kim-Prieto, Rutgers Law School
    • Taryn Marks, Stanford Law School

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

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  • Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 02/07/2023 at 2:00 PM (CST)

    This engaging webinar will cover the latest updates from Trellis and share how strategic legal research and analytics enables you to analyze the behavior and history of your judge, competitive counsel, prospects, and clients to gain crucial insights into litigation history and ruling tendencies.

    This engaging webinar will cover the latest updates from Trellis and share how strategic legal research and analytics enables you to analyze the behavior and history of your judge, competitive counsel, prospects, and clients to gain crucial insights into litigation history and ruling tendencies. We will show you how to leverage state trial court and verdict data to be more efficient, more proactive, and achieve better results for your clients. You will also learn how to maximize state trial court legal research + analytics to add value to your firm while gaining a competitive advantage, win cases, and bring in more money when litigating in state trial courts.

    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Law Librarians, Knowledge Management, Lawyers, Corporate Legal, All Legal Professional

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Judge Analytics and Ruling History    
    2. Draft Stronger Motions, Faster    
    3. Case Valuation and Verdict Data     
    4. Strategic State Trial Court Research   
    5. Alerts - Stay Informed     

    SPEAKERS:

    • Nicole Clark, Trellis Research

    COORDINATOR:

    • Michael Swarz, Trellis Law

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Research + AnalysisManagement + 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.

    All AALL webinars feature live captioning services.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Dawn Smith will lead webinar attendees through a discussion of policies, activities, responsibilities, and opportunities for library leaders (and leaders to be) to promote the tenets of social justice and equity inside their organizations and with outside partners.

    Dawn Smith will lead webinar attendees through a discussion of policies, activities, responsibilities, and opportunities for library leaders (and leaders to be) to promote the tenets of social justice and equity inside their organizations and with outside partners.

    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    People currently in law library leadership roles, both traditional (directors, deans, managers, middle managers/department heads) and non-traditional and aspirational leaders (everyone has a sphere of influence). 

    TAKEAWAYS:

    The audience will explore ways to develop an environment inside their organization that is intentional about providing resources and support for the needs beyond the career ladder of your librarians and staff and how you can support them with DEIB values at the core of your intentions. 

    SPEAKER/COORDINATOR:

    • Dawn Smith, Yale University Law Library

    MODERATOR: 

    • Cornell H. Winston, United States Attorney's Office

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every LevelManagement + 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.

    All AALL webinars feature live captioning services. 

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    Dawn Smith is the Associate Director for Technical Services at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School, prior to which she served as the Head of Acquisitions for the law library. Before coming to Yale in 2018 she served for nearly a decade in both public and technical service librarian roles at Loyola Law School - Los Angeles. She is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and has served on several committees, caucuses and special interest sections of that organization including five years on the executive board of the Black Caucus of AALL. During her tenure as Chair of the Caucus it changed its status from a Caucus to a Special Interest Section of which she served as the inaugural Immediate Past Chair of the Black Law Librarians Special Interest Section of AALL. She has presented at conferences on various topics such as inclusive hiring and management practices, diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in collection development, recruitment, and retention initiatives, as well as integrated library system updates, library acquisitions workflows, and print and electronic serials processing training. Dawn also serves on several Yale specific committees including the Yale Law School Staff Anti-Racism Working Group, The Lillian Goldman Law Library Anti-Racism Task Force, and the Yale University Library Advisory Committee on Library Staff Diversity and Inclusion, where she currently serves as the co-chair.

    Dawn holds a BS in Political Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce, as well as her MLIS in Library Science from the University of North Texas. A Texas girl born and raised, Dawn is still trying to adjust to life as a New Englander, the cold winters make her wish for warmer days but the warm people she has found in Connecticut make her proud to call the region home. 

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Please join the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee for a chat with Susan Nevelow Mart and Julie Wooldridge on the middle stages of your writing project. How do you keep going on a writing project when it's no longer brand-new, but the end isn't yet in sight? Come chat with our guests and your fellow attendees to share your strategies and get inspired!

    Please join the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee for a chat with Susan Nevelow Mart and Julie Wooldridge on the middle stages of your writing project. How do you keep going on a writing project when it's no longer brand-new, but the end isn't yet in sight? Come chat with our guests and your fellow attendees to share your strategies and get inspired! 

    This is the second in a three-part series. Please join us on February 14 for our final chat about the end of the writing process. We hope you'll submit to the AALL/LexisNexis Call For Papers by March 1 (May 15 for the student division). See the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee's website for more information on submissions and deadlines. 

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

    MODERATORS:

    • Kumar Jayasuriya, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • Shay Elbaum, University of Michigan Law Library

    GUESTS: 

    • Susan Nevelow Mart, University of Colorado Law School
    • Julie Wooldridge, Duke University School of Law

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

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  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    This 60-minute course will provide law librarians and legal information professionals—at any level—with the tools needed to approach legal research.

    This 60-minute course will provide law librarians and legal information professionals—at any level—with the tools needed to approach legal research. Developed by subject matter experts who are your colleagues and fellow members, this course will give participants an understanding of legal information resources and research methods, including the processes and principles for navigating legal information. Newer law librarians, seasoned law librarians who need a refresher, and anyone interested in legal research will find value in this course.

    After completing this course, participants will:

    • Be able to distinguish between the types of legal authority and jurisdictions.
    • Get an introduction to the material and tools used to research a legal question.
    • Identify the steps of the legal research process.

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Research + Analysis, Information Management

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    CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

    Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to elearning@aall.org prior to starting the course.

    This course is offered by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).

    © 2023 American Association of Law Libraries. All information contained herein is the property of the American Association of Law Libraries. The materials provided are for the use of the learners enrolled in the course. Any unauthorized use, including distribution, copying, modifying, or reprinting, is not permitted. Please review the AALL Copyright Policy for more information.

    Special thanks to the Continuing Professional Education Committee and AALL members who served as subject matter experts.

    • Beth DiFelice, Arizona State University Ross-Blakley Law Library
    • Kate Fitz, Sacramento County Public Law Library
    • Sarah K.C. Mauldin, DeKalb County Law Library
    • Ana Rosa Ramirez Toft-Nielsen, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Join us for an informal conversation about the benefits and potential detriments (but mostly benefits!) of writing publicly on the web. We will touch on issues including deciding on topics, the variety of platforms and formats available now, how to build an audience, and how to keep up with your success.

    Join us for an informal conversation about the benefits and potential detriments (but mostly benefits!) of writing publicly on the web. We will touch on issues including deciding on topics, the variety of platforms and formats available now, how to build an audience, and how to keep up with your success. 

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

    MODERATORS:

    • David Whelan, San Diego Law Library
    • Sarah Glassmeyer, Independent Bon Vivant and Internet Raconteur

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

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  • Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/13/2022

    As firms transition from remote work to hybrid or fully in-person working models, librarians are reinventing themselves and doing more to advise and support their firms. As their roles evolve, so must their resources. Staying on top of current market trends in law and practice can be streamlined with the help of Practical Law, a go-to legal guidance resource for the go-to person at the firm.

    As firms transition from remote work to hybrid or fully in-person working models, librarians are reinventing themselves and doing more to advise and support their firms. As their roles evolve, so must their resources. Staying on top of current market trends in law and practice can be streamlined with the help of Practical Law, a go-to legal guidance resource for the go-to person at the firm. During this webinar, learn about the core tools and resources that can save time and drive firm efficiency.

    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Law librarians and legal professionals at medium to large law firms as well as State, Local, and Government entities

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Understand the fundamentals of Practical Law to get the best guidance and practice resources to help your firm more efficiently deliver superior client service.
    2. Learn how to help drive efficiency to find on-point resources, helping to reduce unbilled time for your firm when lawyers need insight on how to approach new or unfamiliar matters.
    3. Quickly compare laws across jurisdictions and more easily stay on top of current market trends.

    SPEAKERS:

    • Zach Ratzman, Thomson Reuters

    COORDINATOR:

    • Katie Pettengill, Thomson Reuters

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level, Research + Analysis, Information Management, Teaching + Training, Marketing + Outreach, Management + 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.

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    Zach Ratzman, Director of Product Management, Practical Law US , Thomson Reuters 

    Ratzman is a director of product management at Thomson Reuters Practical Law, where he focuses on Practical Law for government, private sector, and law school users. He joined Practical Law from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of the General Counsel in Washington, DC, where for nearly six years he advised senior DHS leadership on privacy, information sharing, and congressional oversight matters. Before that, Ratzman worked for nearly a decade at several major New York City law firms, where his practice focused on securities fraud, commercial litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. Before entering private practice, he clerked for the late Honorable Harold Baer Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. Ratzman received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was elected to Order of the Coif.