March Seminar

A seminar is currently in the planning stages. Further details coming soon!

BCLMA Conference 2016 is next week

The British Columbia Legal Management Association is holding its bi-annual conference next week in Richmond, BC. The theme is Synergy, through Technology & Teamwork.
The conference kicks off on Wednesday, March 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. and runs all day Thursday, March 3rd. Location: River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.
Over 100 delegates have registered this year, and there is a great program with lots of networking opportunities. 
 
Early-bird registration was $400 for BCLMA members and is now $500 for members and $595 for non-members. 
The conference website is at http://bclma.org/conference/.
BCLMA's Knowledge Management subsection includes VALL members. Reasons to consider joining include opportunities to meet and learn with non-library professionals from other law firms. The KM subsection is co-chaired by VALL members Carolyn Petrie and Sarah Richmond.

Reminder: Peter Bark Bursary Applications due March 1, 2016

Hello VALL Members,

This is a reminder that the Peter Bark Bursary deadline is March 1, 2016. The Bursary will assist the successful applicant(s) in attending professional development meetings, such as the Canadian Association of Law Libraries conference, which will be held in Vancouver in May 2016 (the conference program is now available here).

If you are interested in attending the 2016 CALL conference, or you would like to participate in another professional development conference or continuing education program or course, consider applying for the Peter Bark Bursary.

For further information, please see the Peter Bark Bursary page under Member Resources on the VALL website.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Richmond at srichmond@ahbl.ca or 604-628-2719.

New York Public Library's digital photograph collection

Wonderful resource: digitized, high-resolution, public domain images from the NYPL, with a great search engine. Warning: may result in lost hours of browsing.

Go to the archive site here and as an example, see this image of the Law Library of The Lawyers Club, Equitable Building, New York 

Webinar: Substantive Law - Family Law

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar Series

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

10:00am - 11:30am 

Summary:
This session will provide a summary on family law issues including:
a) Parenting;
b) Support obligations, including child and spousal support;
c) Property division;
d) Rights of unmarried spouses; and,
e) Divorce
Speaker:
Mimi Marrello practices in the Family Law Service Group at Mann Lawyers and teaches the Introduction to Family Law course at the University of Ottawa. Since becoming a lawyer, she has focused her practice on family law. She is a past board member of Family Services Ottawa/Services à la famille d'Ottawa, and is currently the Co-Chair of the Annual Family Law Institute Conference held in Ottawa each year. She obtained a law degree in 1999 and was then called to Bar in Ontario in 2001.

Webinar Costs:
CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + HST = $45.20 
Non-member: $60 + HST = $67.80
Student Rate: $25 + HST = $28.25
To Register, Click Here 

Question re CLE Webinars and Course Material

Question for the cataloguers out there - how are you treating the CLE Course Materials and Webinar Archives?

We have been cataloguing to the individual paper level until now - this month and last month I noticed that there were often only 1 or 2 papers included in a course, whereas there are multiple sessions linked in the Webinar Archives (see the Expert Evidence - 2015 for an example: 1 paper, 7 webinars).  

As the webinars are very well indexed, I see a value in cataloguing to the individual webinar level as well. Is anyone else doing this?

Any thoughts, suggestions, and opinions are welcome. And thank you!

Marnie 

 

New content on BC Laws

The following content is now available on the BC Laws site:

  • Act/Ministry Responsibilities
  • Archived Consolidations of Statutes
  • Archived Consolidation of Regulations 
  • Bills
  • Consolidated Provisions in Force
  • Defunct Regulations
  • Minister of Finance Directives
  • Ministerial Orders
  • Proclamations
  • Regulation Bulletins
  • Rules of Court and Related Enactments
  • Table of Repealed, Replaced and Renamed Public Statutes

November Seminar - The Art of Speaking for Success

Please join VALL for our November seminar “The Art of Speaking for Success” where guest speaker Dorothea Hendriks will cover the topic of effective communication and delivery of our message to management, peers, lawyers, in training, and with vendors.

In this workshop we look at:

  • Engaging your listener without handcuffs
  • Basic body language dos and don’ts
  • Art of asking questions
  • Communication styles
  • Attitude and action

Dorothea Hendriks provides professionals with the tools they need to increase their confidence levels, express ideas with greater clarity and impact others with their message.  

An educator and former instructor at Vancouver Community College, she has presented to over 5,000 people, delivering workshops, keynotes and coaching sessions focused on speaking and presentation skills.

Dorothea is the owner of Art of Speaking for Success and Presentation Skills Inc. and passionate about helping people experience the benefits of becoming more effective communicators.

This seminar will also be the last of 2015 so we encourage you to come see some old friends and new colleagues before the rush of Christmas descends.

Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Webinar: Collaborating to Preserve and Access Legal Information

CALL/ACBD Webinar 

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 1:00PM - 2:30 EST

The rate at which information is created in the modern world is astonishing. 90% of the world's data has been generated in the past two years! This explosive pace is quickly exceeding our ability to manage legal information using traditional management models. The need to collaborate around the preservation of and access to legal information has never been more apparent.

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