Video Editing for Law Librarians (Deep Dive, part 2)
Joseph Lawson, Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library
Video is quickly becoming an essential medium for instruction, outreach, and public services. In this program, learn basics of video editing and applications in law library settings, from creating social media content and screen-casts to using video content for DIY digital signage to working with recordings of live programs. The program will include a live demonstration of editing techniques.
American Civil Liberties Union Papers 1912-1990
Vince Vessalo, Senior Account Representative-Gale; Rob Sieracki Academic Library Representative-Gale
American Civil Liberties Union Papers (ACLU)-1912 to 1990 was recently released by Gale and consists of two collections: -Part 1 Roger Baldwin years (1912-1950) and years of expansion (1950-1990). -Part 2 Southern Regional Office Records includes all new scanning held at the Mudd Library, Princeton University. Join Vince Vessalo and Rob Sieracki from Gale, as they offer a review and exploration concerning these two new academic collections as an added on archival installment of the Making of Modern Law.
The Robot Lawyer: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law
Saskia Mehlhorn, Director of KM and Libraries, Norton Rose Fulbright
Technology-fueled disruption has made its way into industries like healthcare, transportation, journalism and many more. At the center of this disruption is artificial intelligence ("AI"), which refers to a computer's ability to mimic "cognitive" functions such as "learning" and "problem solving" that are commonly associated with the human mind.
Those familiar with the practice of law expect that AI will disrupt the legal profession in the not-so-distant-future and that in fact it is already being utilized for tasks like contract review, e-discovery and practice management.
The session will provide a basic overview of AI in the legal profession, give specific examples of tools that incorporate AI technology and discuss opportunities for lawyers and other legal professionals.
CLE: 1.0 hours in Texas
Video Outreach for Law Librarians (Deep Dive, part 1)
Jennifer Laws, Scholarly Communications & E-Resources Librarian & Lecturer III, University of New Mexico Law Library
Many law libraries are looking for ways to diversify and extend their services without hiring lots more people or opening branches. Video content is a powerful tool to increase the impact of existing services, expand the role of librarians and the library within a parent organization, and address specific information and training needs. This program will explore ways that video content is being used in all types of law libraries. It will also examine the pros and cons of using video content and tools. Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm ways that video content could address a specific need or goal in their own libraries.
Big and Little: Success Strategies for Every Government Library
Karen Dibble Associate Director, Dallas County Law Library; Carla Cates Law Librarian, Ellis County Law Library
Panel presentation on successful strategies for serving pro se patrons, attorneys and court personnel, as well as ideas for budget, collection development and security for government libraries of all sizes.
Preparing Students for Summer Externships and Employment
Alexandra Siek, Public Services Coordinator, University of New Mexico Law Library
Many law schools find a need to prepare their students - particularly the rising second years - for summer externships and employment, most often because first year curriculums are insufficient in preparing them for their summer legal research needs. This presenter will discuss her experiences at the University of New Mexico School of Law in supporting the research needs of students seeking summer externships and employment, and how that support has developed and continues to adapt. Attendees will also have opportunities to learn from their colleagues what they’ve tried at their own institutions and what has – and hasn’t - worked.
Cases or Spaces: What's the 21st Century Law Library Look Like?
Stacy Fowler, Associate Professor/Technical Services Librarian, St. Mary's University School of Law Library (moderator); Victoria Trotta Director/Associate Dean, ASU Law Library; Edward Hart, Assistant Dean and Director of the Law Library, UNT Dallas; Mike Martinez, Jr. Deputy Director of Administration, St. Mary's University School of Law Library
Just what is the modern academic law library of 2020 supposed to look like? Print vs. electronic materials? Fewer private study areas vs. commons for group study? Sleep pods? Law library administrators will each highlight their 3-year vision for their particular school, focusing on what their current design and collection development model is and how that is expected to change. Both public and private schools will be represented, as will various school sizes.
Current Issues in Immigration Law
- Geoffrey Hoffman (panelist), Director, University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic
- Anuj Shah (panelist), Attorney, The Law Office of Anuj A. Shah
- Rosemary Vega (panelist), Contract Staff Attorney, University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic
- Dan Donahue (moderator), Foreign and International Law Librarian, University of Houston O’Quinn Law Library
Immigration law is a subject that many law librarians can expect to encounter more frequently in the future: legal practitioners need access to the most current developments in this rapidly changing field, and the numbers of potential firm, clinic and pro se clients in critical need of assistance is only continuing to increase. This program is a panel discussion in which local experts will discuss the current state of immigration law, share stories about their experiences in the field, take questions from the program attendees, and generally help the attendees better understand both immigration law and the needs of a growing set of library patrons.
CLE: 1.0 hours in Texas
Plenary Session: Blockchain: A Legal Perspective
Luke Gilman, Partner, Jackson Walker LLP
The program will present an overview of blockchain technology and bitcoin applications. The discussion topics will include illicit transactions, tax issues, initial coin offerings, issues that arise in different legal practice areas, and recent legislation.
CLE: 1.0 hours in Texas