Annual Conference Programming

2020 Annual Conference 

Legal Community Education Sessions will be offered during the On-Demand portion of the Annual Conference, October 5 - November 13, 2020

All Are Welcome @SLA2020

Case Law, Statutes and Regulations for the Non Legal Information Professional

Eugene Giudice (Dentons)

Nathan Rosen (Herrick Feinstein)

Bobbi Weaver (California Western School of Law)

30 minutes, Intermediate

Statutes, regulations and cases impact operations in all types of businesses and industries. The efficient navigation of these sources as well as an understanding of the creation of laws and regulations are important skills for all information professionals. This session will equip the participant to efficiently do legal research and thus provide value to their organization. We'll also discuss how understanding the legal and regulatory environment of an organization is a one of the keys to competitive advantage in the market place.

Data Analytics and Legal Information: Preparing Yourself for the Future

Jennifer Franco (LexisNexis)

Doug Hague (UNCC)

Bobbi Weaver (California Western School of Law)

60 minutes, Intermediate

In a recent report of law libraries, 43.5 percent of the employees responded that they had an interest in developing skills in data analytics. But what are the applications for a law library and how does one develop skills in this area?  In this session, speakers will address topics such as the application of data analytics to law firm operations, data applications for criminal justice research, and the use of data analytics for court operations. The program will conclude with information about available training.

Public law: How Librarians Can Level the Playing Field for the General Public

Kate McLeod (Elon University School of Law)

Jill Ellern (Western Carolina University)

Bobbi Weaver (California Western School of Law)

30 minutes, Intermediate

Cuts in funding and library closings have put public access to legal information at risk.  Nonetheless, information professionals continue to strive to make legal information accessible to the general public. Presenters will discuss the challenges they have faced and the open access resources they have used to assist laypeople in doing legal research.

Project Management for the Information Professional

Eugene Giudice (Dentons)

30 minutes, Intermediate

Information professionals are being asked to participate in all types of project work. The key to being an effective project team member is to understand the
project management processes that lead to delivering maximum value. This session will examine the key inputs and deliverables in the project management

Past Legal Community Programming

2019: Cleveland, OH
2018: Baltimore, MD
2017: Phoenix, AZ
2016: Philadelphia, PA
2015: Boston, MA
2014: Vancouver, BC
2013: San Diego, CA
2012: Chicago, IL
2011: Philadelphia, PA
2010: New Orleans, LA
2009: Washington, D.C.
2008: Seattle, WA
2007: Denver, CO
2006: Baltimore, MD
2005: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2004: Nashville, TN
2003: New York, NY
2002: Los Angeles, CA
2001: San Antonio, TX
2000: Philadelphia, PA