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  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Meet the Candidates

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/26/2021 at 11:30 AM (CDT)

    Come "Meet the Candidates" during an informal virtual coffee chat. Members can chat with candidates running for the AALL Executive Board.

    Come "Meet the Candidates" during an informal virtual coffee chat on Monday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT. Members can chat with candidates running for the AALL Executive Board. The chat will be moderated by Mary Jenkins, AALL Executive Board Secretary. 

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

    CANDIDATES:

    VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT¬ELECT

    • Meg Kribble, Research & Knowledge Services Coordinator
      Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Boston, Massachusetts
    • June Hsiao Liebert, Director of Information Services
      O'Melveny & Myers LLP | Los Angeles, California

    TREASURER

    • Miriam D. Childs, Director
      Law Library of Louisiana, Louisiana Supreme Court | New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Andrew Winston, Chief, Public Services Division Global Legal Research Directorate
      Law Library of Congress, Library of Congress | Washington, DC

    BOARD MEMBERS

    • Kristina J. Alayan, Law Library Director
      Vernon E. Jordan Jr. Law Library, Howard University School of Law | Washington, DC
    • Andre L. Davison, Research & Information Services Operations Implementation Manager
      Orrick LLP | Houston, Texas
    • Jane Larrington, Associate Director & Head of Public Services
      University of San Diego School of Law/Legal Research Center | San Diego, California
    • Avery Le, Director of the Law Library
      Homer M. Stark Law Library, Gwinnett County | Lawrenceville, Georgia

    MODERATOR:

    • Mary Jenkins, AALL Executive Board Secretary

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

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  • 2021 AALL Virtual Business Meeting & Members Open Forum

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/23/2021 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

    The AALL Business Meeting & Members Open Forum will be held virtually Friday, July 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT. This is open to all AALL members, whether or not you register for the Virtual Conference.

    The AALL Business Meeting & Members Open Forum will be held virtually Friday, July 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT. This is open to all AALL members, whether or not you register for the Virtual Conference.

    During this year's Members Open Forum, AALL Executive Board officers will be available to respond to member questions regarding AALL, as well as its programs and activities. In addition to asking questions during the live event, members can also submit questions in advance of the meeting to ambusmtg@aall.org.

    The AALL Virtual Business Meeting & Members Open Forum is free to all AALL members. If you have questions, please contact AALL's Headquarters Office at 312.939.4764.

    SPEAKERS:

    • Emily Florio, AALL President
    • Diane Rodriguez, 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 July 9, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

  • 2021 AALL Awards Virtual Presentation

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/14/2021 at 11:30 AM (CDT)

    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Awards Program recognizes the achievements of legal information professionals for service to the profession and for contributions to legal literature and materials. Award winners have played an essential role in championing the Association and the legal information profession during the past year.

    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Awards Program recognizes the achievements of legal information professionals for service to the profession and for contributions to legal literature and materials. Award winners have played an essential role in championing the Association and the legal information profession during the past year.

    This is your opportunity to celebrate your colleagues for their outstanding contributions by attending the AALL Awards presentation, moderated by Emily Florio, AALL President (2020-2021).

    This is open to all AALL members. The presentation is from 11:30am – 1:00pm CDT.

    SPEAKERS:

    • Emily Florio, AALL President

    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 July 1, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

  • Breaking Through Public Speaking Fears (Even After Failure!)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/16/2021 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    Through stories about their backgrounds in public speaking and performance, our panelists will reveal how their training has helped them confidently speak up at faculty meetings, emcee large staff events, and casually pitch ideas to law school deans. Build your public speaking confidence, learn from critique without internalizing it, and speak up without fear of failure. We’ll even practice together in a safe and low-stakes environment to help you get your feet wet.

    How do training to hang from a trapeze or belt out an aria prepare you for the challenges of librarianship? Through stories about their backgrounds in public speaking and performance, our panelists will reveal how their training has helped them confidently speak up at faculty meetings, emcee large staff events, and casually pitch ideas to law school deans. We know you prepare and work hard—now let’s build your public speaking confidence, learn from critique without internalizing it, and speak up without fear of failure. We’ll even practice together in a safe and low-stakes environment, to help you get your feet wet. 


    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Leave with an action plan to gradually get more confident with public speaking 
    2.  Deliver prepared and unprepared pitches in Zoom breakout rooms and receive constructive feedback in a small group setting

    SPEAKERS:

    • Wendy Moore, University of Georgia
    • Andrea Muto,U.S. Department of Justice 
    • Savanna Nolan, University of Georgia

    COORDINATOR/MODERATOR:

    • Savanna Nolan, University of Georgia 

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

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

    Wendy E. Moore is the Associate Director for Collection Services at the University of Georgia School of Law.  A member of AALL since 1999, she is currently serving on the 2021 Annual Meeting Program Committee Information Management Subteam and recently served as Chair of the Technical Services Special Interest Section from 2018-19.  Her professional interests include helping people to develop their communication and management skills.  You may remember Wendy from such presentations as ‘Is It My Job Or Am I Burnt Out?’ and ‘Structured Procrastination.’  Voted “Most Talented” of her high school class, she has failed to live up to those lofty expectations.  Nonetheless, she is happy to perform a pratfall when needed.

    Andrea M. Muto is a law librarian with the US Department of Justice. Prior to joining DOJ, she was a law librarian for Georgetown University Law Center where she researched long-term faculty scholarship projects for Faculty Research Services. Andrea has worked in international development for a federal government contractor implementing rule of law projects for USAID. Her first position was in Afghanistan where she developed and staffed a new law library located on the campus of Kabul University in 2008.  Andrea is a member of Toastmasters and is getting her feet wet has taken classes on how to MC improv comedy club shows. Andrea’s experience in Afghanistan is the subject of her TEDx Talk hosted by Cleveland State University in 2016.

    Savanna Lynn Nolan is currently the Instruction and Faculty Services Librarian at the University of Georgia School of Law.  Prior to that she was a Reference Librarian and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and she has also worked at the University of Baltimore, Catholic University, and the Law Library of Congress.  Savanna grew up at a boarding school with a robust theater, dance, and circus arts program.  Now she channels her inner fearless acrobat to speak up at faculty meetings and professional gatherings. 

  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Maximizing Internships

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/01/2021 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

    Internship opportunities can mean extra support for library staff, new help to tackle special projects, fresh perspectives, and a potential pipeline to law librarianship—especially when resources are limited or a hiring freeze is in place. Are you curious about implementing an internship program, or expanding or revamping an existing program? Or could you share insights from your own experience—as an intern or as someone who works with them?

    Internship opportunities can mean extra support for library staff, new help to tackle special projects, fresh perspectives, and a potential pipeline to law librarianship—especially when resources are limited or a hiring freeze is in place. Are you curious about implementing an internship program, or expanding or revamping an existing program? Or could you share insights from your own experience—as an intern or as someone who works with them? Join us for an informal discussion on ideas for internships in different kinds of libraries, co-moderated by Victoria Capatosto and Kristina J. Alayan (both at the Howard University School of Law). 

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

    MODERATORS:

    • Victoria Capatosto, Howard University School of Law
    • Kristina J. Alayan, Howard University School of Law

    AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every LevelTeaching + TrainingManagement + Business Acumen

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  • Learning from the Librarian Leadership Landscape

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/20/2021 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    This program will feature a moderated panel of library leaders—from the legal landscape and beyond—who will share their perspective and experience on leadership over the course of their careers. Their “leadership stories” will give AALL members insight into what skills are essential to manage complex organizations with varying departmental needs, how they’ve implemented innovative services and programs to achieve organizational success, and how the pandemic has affected them as leaders.

    This program will feature a moderated panel of library leaders—from the legal landscape and beyond—who will share their perspective and experience on leadership over the course of their careers.  Their “leadership stories” will give AALL members insight into what skills are essential to manage complex organizations with varying departmental needs, how they’ve implemented innovative services and programs to achieve organizational success, and how the pandemic has affected them as leaders.  

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. Participants will learn to identify key leadership skills
    2. Participants will hear how other librarians have led their institutions
    3. Participants will be learn to assess their own leadership skills and identify new ways to put those skills to use 

    SPEAKERS:

    • H. Austin Booth, New York University
    • David Mao,  Georgetown University Law Center 
    • John Szabo, City Library of the Los Angeles Public Library

    MODERATORS:

    • Holly Riccio, California Judicial Center Library
    • Shira Megerman, Boston University School 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 May 5, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    H. Austin Booth
    New York University 

    Austin has served as the Dean of the Division of Libraries since July 2018.  She received her BAs in English and Economics from Cornell University and her MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley. She has an MA in English Language and Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, both from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Austin is active in the Association of Research Libraries, currently serving on its Scholars and Scholarship Committee and Digital Scholarship Institute Advisory Group. In addition, she is currently a member of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Steering Committee and the Governance Board of ArchivesSpace. Her most recent scholarship has focused on evidence-based research in healthcare.

     

    David Mao
    Georgetown University Law Center 

    David is the Georgetown University Law Center’s chief operating officer. An alumnus of Georgetown, he joined the Law Center administration in 2017 after more than a decade at the Library of Congress.  While at the Library he served in various roles including from 2012-2015 as the 23rd Law Librarian of Congress, and from 2015-2017 as the Deputy Librarian of Congress.

     

    John Szabo
    City Library of the Los Angeles Public Library

    John is the City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, which serves over four million people. He oversees the Central Library and 72 branches. In 2015, the Library received the nation’s highest honor for library service, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, for its success in meeting the needs of Angelenos and providing a level of social, educational and cultural services unmatched by any other public institution in the city.  He has more than 25 years of leadership experience in public libraries, previously serving as the director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Clearwater (FL) Public Library System, Palm Harbor (FL) Public Library and Robinson (IL) Public Library District.  Szabo received his master’s degree in information and library studies at the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from the University of Alabama. He completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also participated in a Group Study Exchange with Rotary International Foundation, visiting libraries and archives in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands.  He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of OCLC and on the Board of Directors for the University of Southern California’s Center for Library Leadership and Management. He has previously served on the Executive Boards of the Urban Libraries Council and California Humanities and as president of the Florida Library Association.

  • Successful Tactics to Demonstrate Value to Your Organization Amidst COVID (Thomson Partner Webinar)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/18/2021 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

    Continuing the conversation from December's session, we will dive deeper into the tactics your forward-thinking peers are using to drive additional value for their organizations.

    Continuing the conversation from December's session, we will dive deeper into the tactics your forward-thinking peers are using to drive additional value for their organizations.  You will walk away from this session with tips on how to get a seat at the decision-making table and how to proactively create a strategy to earn the seat.  Learn the mechanics of how these leaders proactively communicate the continuous value they create. 


    SPEAKERS:

    • Camille Broussard, The Mendik Library at New York Law School
    • Molly Hagen, Robins Kaplan LLP
    • Saskia Mehlhorn, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
    • Kristina Niedringhaus, George State University College of Law

     Information Management

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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 May 3, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    Camille Broussard, The Mendik Library at New York Law School

    Broussard joined the New York Law School Library staff as head of reference services in 1991 and has been the director of the Library since 2008. Before coming to NYLS, she was the collection services and reference librarian at New York University Law Library, and attorney services librarian at the Boley Law Library at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She teaches an Advanced Legal Research seminar, research workshops, and database searching classes. As part of her teaching duties, Broussard works with faculty members to integrate legal research skills and training into their course work. It is her firm belief that law students who see the contextual connection between the theory and the practice of law will be more prepared to engage completely in the practice of law. 


    Molly Hagen, Robins Kaplan LLP

    Hagen leads the Research Services team at Robins Kaplan, LLP, which provides legal and business development intelligence and analysis to firm members, along with providing more traditional library research services. Hagen's career experience includes time in Talent & Development at Thomson Reuters, as well as in a number of academic and corporate research centers. She holds a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

    Saskia Mehlhorn, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

    Mehlhorn is the US director of Knowledge Services at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.  Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Mehlhorn worked for the University of Houston O'Quinn Law Library as the foreign and international law librarian supporting the international research areas, specifically NAFTA and international arbitration. She has presented at the international, national, and local level on topics such as artificial intelligence, knowledge management, and international arbitration. Mehlhorn received her law degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and practiced law in Hannover, Germany, before accepting a position in the Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment department of a major oilfield service company. Mehlhorn also holds an LLM from the University of Houston and an MLIS from the University of North Texas. 

    Kristina Niedringhaus, George State University College of Law

    Niedringhaus is the associate dean for library and information services and clinical professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law. She has written and presented on topics including legal research, legal technology, ethics, teaching methods, and law library management.


  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Staying Connected in Retirement

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/17/2021 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

    While retirement is defined as “withdrawal from one's position or occupation or from active working life,” many AALL members are keen to stay active in the professional communities they’ve belonged to for so much of their careers. Others may finally have the time to get more involved and put their experience to new use.

    While retirement is defined as “withdrawal from one's position or occupation or from active working life,” many AALL members are keen to stay active in the professional communities they’ve belonged to for so much of their careers. Others may finally have the time to get more involved and put their experience to new use. Are you approaching retirement and wondering what opportunities are available? Or perhaps you’ve already retired and have discovered new ways to stay connected? Join us for an informal conversation, co-moderated by AALL members, Michele Finerty and Sarah G. Holterhoff.

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

    MODERATORS:

    • Michele Finerty
    • Sarah G. Holterhoff

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

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  • Recognizing and Resolving Discrimination in the Workplace

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/29/2021

    Do you know how to identify and deal with at-work discrimination that may harm you, your colleagues, or your institution? Are you facing racial or other types of discriminatory practices in your workplace? It may be difficult to decipher microaggressions or other subtle yet harmful forms of racism or discrimination, or to effectively recognize and remedy these behaviors in ourselves and others. While workplace provisions may be in place, it can be challenging for those impacted to navigate the process.

    Do you know how to identify and deal with at-work discrimination that may harm you, your colleagues, or your institution?  Are you facing racial or other types of discriminatory practices in your workplace? It may be difficult to decipher microaggressions or other subtle yet harmful forms of racism or discrimination, or to effectively recognize and remedy these behaviors in ourselves and others. While workplace provisions may be in place, it can be challenging for those impacted to navigate the process.

     This webinar will provide attendees an opportunity to learn about the personal, practical, and legal aspects of dealing with discriminatory practices in the workplace. Employees, especially managers will learn strategies to handle and to prevent the missteps that lead to legal disputes based on discriminatory practices.

     As part of AALL’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the AALL Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Black Law Librarians Special Interest Section (BLL-SIS) are co-sponsoring this program.

    TAKEAWAYS:

    1. attendees will learn the types of microaggressions or subtle forms of racism/discrimination that exist in the workplace
    2. attendees will learn the process of reporting from inception to a meaningful resolution
    3. attendees will learn techniques to help recognize and prevent discriminatory practices

    SPEAKERS:

    • Afaf Nasher, Esq, Executive Director, New York Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations
    • Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC 

    MODERATORS:

    • Errol Adams, Hofstra University Law School Library
    • Andrew J. Christensen, Washington and Lee University School of Law Library
    • Gail Mathapo, University of Florida Levin College of Law Legal Information Center 


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

    Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by April 14, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.

    Afaf Nasher, Esq
    Executive Director
    New York Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations

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    Afaf Nasher currently serves as the Executive Director for the New York Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, “CAIR-NY.” CAIR-NY is civil rights organization serving the diverse 1 million strong Muslim population in New York state with direct legal representation, advocacy, media work, educational trainings, civic engagement, and more.  Prior to accepting the role of Executive Director, Ms. Nasher served as Board President for the organization. She also serves as a Board Member for the Association of Muslim American Lawyers.  Before shifting her focus to civil rights advocacy, she worked as an associate for the Law Firm of Rossi and Crowley, LLP, performing work in commercial litigation. Her involvement with CAIR–NY stems from an enthusiasm to challenge discrimination in all its forms, promote positive activism, and foster an understanding of the Muslim American identity. Ms. Nasher obtained her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law and has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.


    Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq
    Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC 

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    Louis has practiced labor and employment law for more than 35 years and is managing member of the firm's New York City office. Louis represents employers and management in all aspects of labor and employment law. His areas of experience include collective bargaining, workplace investigations, NLRB proceedings, labor audits, supervisory training, wage and hour issues, arbitration, jury trials in both state and federal courts, wage incentive plans, OFCCP audits and proceedings, employment litigation before the EEOC and the Human Rights Division and alternative dispute resolution techniques. Louis also serves several insurance companies as panel counsel (e.g., AIG and Chubb) with respect to employment litigation matters. From 2002-2004, he served as General Counsel and Secretary to Agway, Inc., a Fortune 500 Company. Louis has authored and co-authored numerous articles on various labor and employment law topics and has been quoted in several publications including Business Week. Louis has been a key speaker at numerous seminars throughout the United States and other countries on a wide variety of Labor and Employment Law topics. In addition, he has lectured to: various university groups, including the College and University Personnel Association; local, state and national SHRM Conferences; and a number of national and regional business associations.

  • Live Interview Series: So You Wanna Build Your Personal Brand

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/27/2021

    In this So You Wanna...? interview, we will learn about all of the moving parts and components that make up one’s personal brand, and how everyone can identify and develop those for themselves.

    A thoughtful personal brand can help you position yourself as an authority or subject matter expert, elevate credibility, expand your network, advance your career, and help you gain the recognition you deserve. Creating a personal brand puts you in control of your narrative and is consistent across all of your actions and interactions, both in person and virtual. In this So You Wanna...? interview, we will learn about all of the moving parts and components that make up one’s personal brand, and how everyone can identify and develop those for themselves. Join subject matter expert Donna Payne as she shares with us proven strategies and tips on building your brand that will help elevate your confidence and be your best.

    Donna Payne is a recognized expert in IT, with specialization in legal software and technology. Payne speaks about privacy concerns, metadata, STEM, personal branding, marketing and leadership. She has keynoted at conferences, spoken to Congress, and presented for government and security agencies worldwide. Donna authored and co-authored on 13 books on technology and is working on her first non-computer related book. Donna founded PayneGroup, which she sold in November 2019. Her recognitions and awards include the American Bar Association Top 20 Women in Law (2020), International Legal Technology Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2019) and Thought Leader of the Year award (2013), Lex Proficio Lifetime Achievement award from ABA TechShow and Law Technology News magazine’s Inaugural Consultant of the Year. She was the first women MVP for Excel and one of the first six to be recognized by Microsoft. Before starting PayneGroup, Donna worked in government, telecom, Fortune 500 and even did a stint as a rock and roll singer.

    This series is brought to you by the Professional Engagement, Growth & Advancement SIS and the AALL Continuing Professional Education Committee.

    SPEAKERS:

    • Donna Payne

    MODERATOR:

    • Holly Riccio, California Judicial Center Library

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

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