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Legal Community events at the SLA Conference 2023

  • 1.  Legal Community events at the SLA Conference 2023

    Posted 05-04-2023 13:53
    Edited by Leanne Common 05-04-2023 14:02

    Join your SLA Legal Community peers in the ballroom for a BYO lunch on Thursday May 18 and grab & go breakfast on Friday May 19.  Tables will have signs for each community - can't wait to see you there!

    The SLA Legal Community plans to have a table on Main Street so stop by to grab some swag and leave a business card to win exciting prizes!


    What's New & Exciting in Health Data Privacy Law
    Speaker: Sarah Pappas at Bloomberg Industry Group
    Session: SLA Education Session 21
    Date: Thursday May 18, 2023
    Time: 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
    Description:  This session will cover emerging issues in health data privacy law, including post-Dobbs privacy considerations, new and potential state privacy laws, and the implementation of interoperability regulations for HIPAA covered entities. It will also explore hot button topics like the intersection of telemedicine and health data privacy, and artificial intelligence in healthcare.

    Leveraging User Data to Increase & Improve Engagement
    Speaker: Jill Strand, Director of Research & Knowledge Services, Fish & Richardson, P.C.
    Session: SLA Education Session 10
    Date: Wednesday May 17, 2023
    Time: 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
    Description: All libraries face the challenges of time, management pushback, and budget constraints. This session is a case-study of how one firm leveraged the technology available to them to plan, start, and maintain an outreach effort to gain deeper insights into the needs of their internal clients. This work has strengthened the Research & Knowledge Services department's position as a strategic partner in their organization's practice and business development effort.

    When industrial standards become law:  the use of incorporation by reference in federal and state regulations (Co-sponsorED with Engineering Community)
    Bobbi Weaver, Foreign & International Law Reference Librarian/Adjunct Law Professor, California Western School of Law
    Alan Stout, U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality
    Leena Lalwani,  Associate Director HS-STEM/Engineering Librarian, Art, Architecture and Engineering Library at the University of Michigan
    Date: Fri., May 19
    Time: 11:15-12:00 PM
    Description: Incorporation by reference is a way for agencies to streamline the regulation process by adopting other rules or standards rather than rewriting them in regulations.  The Code of Federal Regulations is published online and free to the public.  Incorporation by reference is also used in state regulations.  Michigan uses the term "adoption by reference" in its regulations.  For example, Michigan regulations on ground water quality and well construction adopt by reference several industrial standards.  (See, Mich. Admin. Code R 325.1610).  Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations is comprised of various copyright-protected building standards. But, what happens when agencies do not write the regulations and incorporate copyright-protected industrial standards instead?  The standards are available at centralized locations in the Washington, DC area (for federal regulations) or state capitals, but members of the public outside of these areas may have to resort to purchasing these standards which have become part of federal and law. This program will look at the role of the information professional in facilitating access to these standards that have become part of our laws.

    Leanne Common
    Knowledge and Information Officer
    Slaughter and May