Annual Conference Programming


SLA 2022 is being presented in person and on demand (virtually) to allow information professionals to choose the format that best suits their learning preference and budget. The in-person conference will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A., while the virtual component will feature a mix of pre-recorded and live-streamed sessions. 

In-Person Events


Legal Community Annual Meeting

Schedule: TBD


Ongoing Legal Issues For The LGBTQ Community

Schedule: TBD

Same-sex marriage, while a great victory for the LGBT community, is not the only legal challenge that LGBT individuals face. This session is meant to make information professionals aware of the other issues and give them the tools to help ally themselves with the LGBT community. This is a potential partnering opportunity with the DICE community.



What's New and Exciting in Privacy Law

Schedule: TBD

Privacy law has become a more significant practice in many law firms. With the advent of GDPR and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), it is incumbent upon us as information professionals to understand these acts, their practical implications of them, and how we as information professionals can better assist legal professionals in this practice.


On Demand Sessions

The Legal Landscape: A Post-Pandemic Review

The business of law was in a state of significant change even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has caused a rapid increase in the speed of change. Information professionals need to be attuned to those changes so that they can better serve their clients’ needs and be able to deal with the new budgetary constraints placed on information professionals and what services they can and cannon purchase. This session is intended to provide the information professional with a more concrete understanding of the changing economics of the legal profession.

So You Want to Work with Big Data - What's Next

Being able to manipulate large data sets and draw actionable information from them is going to be an important skill for information professionals. Many information professionals are not in a position to return to school for another advanced degree. This session is intended to help identify the practical skills that are needed to work with big data and low cost or free resources that will allow them to obtain those skills.

Media Bias: A Better Understanding Beyond Fake News

There have been numerous conference sessions and webinars on fake news but little has been spoken about the more subtle issue of media bias. As information professionals and those who help clients, especially in the legal community, we need to have the skills to better understand and identify media bias.


Other Legal Related Sessions

You, Me and the SEC: Analyzing Financial Data

Taking Commercial Reports and Making Them Better

Past Legal Community Programming

2021: Virtual, Destination Everywhere
2020: Virtual
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