VALL wants you for the executive!
We are looking for 3 VALL members to
serve on the 2014/15 executive. We need
a treasurer, a third person for the programs committee, and a second VALL
Review editor. These roles entail a one
year commitment (and the option to stay on), with no experience necessary. You can read brief job descriptions here, or
feel free to contact me or any of the current executive with questions about
The knowledge management portion of the portfolio of responsibilities is an acknowledgement that sources of information of relevance to lawyers in the conduct of their practice are dispersed throughout the Law Society and that an effective communications and knowledge management capability is essential to ensure that this information is properly organized and accessible to members.
The ideal candidate will be a service-oriented, public relations and communications professional who has led a communications team responsible for a wide range of communications programs and initiatives, including event coordination and promotion, print and web-based publications, and media, public and government relations. In addition, this individual will bring a strong background in the organization of information and ensuring accessibility to information through a variety of communications tools, including print and state of the art digital tools.
CALL Mentoring Program is open for 2014!
The CALL Membership Development Committee is pleased to announce that the CALL Mentoring Program is open for 2014. Open to every CALL member, the program is a unique opportunity for CALL members to grow professionally and network within the law library profession.
Connecting with an experienced mentor helps you:
The CALL Webinar Sub-Committee is pleased to announce our next Webinar…
Civil Procedure 101 – An Overview for Legal Information Professionals: Legal Research and Knowledge Management Support of a Litigation Practice:
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
Ted Tjaden, a long-time member of CALL/ACBD and the 2010 recipient of the Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship, is the national litigation precedents lawyer in Gowlings’ Toronto office. Ted works closely with the firm’s national precedents team and litigation lawyers to organize and annotate the firm’s litigation research and precedents for use by the firm’s advocacy professionals. Ted has extensive experience as a litigator and knowledge management lawyer and is called to the bar in both British Columbia and Ontario. In addition to being the author of Legal Research and Writing, 3rd ed (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2010) and The Law of Independent Legal Advice, 2nd ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2013), he is a regular speaker at conferences on issues of knowledge management, technology and the effective organization of litigation documents.
This webinar, aimed at legal information professionals, will provide an overview of the litigation process. The goal will be to explain the various elements of a lawsuit and show the various ways that legal research and knowledge management impact – and are affected by – litigation.
I noticed today that there are several jobs posted at Clio in Burnaby for which VALL members may have good transferrable skills.
You can read about them further here.
Are you self-motivated? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Are you ready to make your mark?
The Alberta Legal Information Society (ALIS) is a new collaborative public legal education and information non-profit organization with a mandate to inform and educate Albertans through the provision of guided pathways to online legal information.
ALIS is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic individual to lead the organization as its first Executive Director (ED) and make ALIS’ mission a reality.
Join Canada's leading business law firm!
With more than 460 lawyers working out of eight major cities in Canada and around the globe, Stikeman Elliott LLP has an international reputation for all areas of business law, including M&A, corporate finance/securities, litigation, banking, tax and real estate. Our Toronto office is currently seeking a customer service-oriented, enthusiastic and resourceful professional to join our team.
Part Time Library Technician – Vancouver
Stikeman Elliott LLP is seeking a part time library technician to join our dynamic information services team. The primary duties of the assistant will be the overall maintenance of the physical library (shelving books, recalls, circulation and some interlibrary loans), cataloguing, invoice processing and reconciliation, filing of loose-leaf service updates, coordination of student training with external vendors, routing of current awareness materials and basic reference. The position is based in our Vancouver office, working with our national library team based out of our Toronto and Calgary offices.
The successful candidate will have:
Happy 2014 everyone! We wanted to let you know we are full speed ahead with the planning of
this year's WestPac Conference, scheduled for October 9 -11, 2014 in beautiful Seattle, Washington. The conference is graciously being hosted by Penny Hazelton,
Director of the Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington School of Law.
We have secured the Watertown Hotel, located at 4242 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. For those who like to plan early, you can make your reservations now directly through the hotel - group code #141009AALL.
- Reservation Desk at (866)866-7977 (use group code or mention WestPac)
- Email request to mailto:email@example.com
- Reserve Online at www.watertownseattle.com (This option will only allow you to reserve for the nights of the 9th and 10th. For those staying longer, reservations must be made via telephone or email in order to receive the group discount).
Details about the hotel will be on the WestPac web site<http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/westpac/annual_meeting.asp> as we get closer to the event date. Registration costs are still being determined, but we anticipate they will be the same or close to last year's rates.
This week I'm in the position of trying to buy a long-out-of-print textbook that I've only been able to locate on Kijiji in another province.
I'm wondering if anyone has any tips for how to try to ensure one doesn't get ripped off in cases like this.
I assume transactions like this come down to just having faith that the seller is going to hold up their own end of the bargain, but if you have any experience in this area I would be interested in hearing about it!
Following on the theme of the February lunchtime seminar at the Shangri-La, the VALL Programs Committee is pleased to invite you to an informal lunchtime discussion to share your own teaching best practices with fellow law librarians. Teaching and supporting new summer and articling students is a huge part of the job of many law librarians and this is an excellent opportunity to learn how your colleagues attack the challenge.
When: Thursday, March 6th, 2014. Noon - 1 PM.
Where: Lawson Lundell LLP boardroom, 925 West Georgia Street, 16th floor
What: Bring your own lunch and be ready to discuss your own best practices in teaching and dealing with new summer and articling students.
RSVP: Attendance at the February 19th seminar at the Shangri-La is not a prerequisite for attendance at this event. Please email Bronwyn Guiton at firstname.lastname@example.org to save yourself a spot. Boardroom capacity is 15 attendees so RSVP's are required.