inPractice/Hartford Bar Conference: On Thursday, May 3, the InPractice Conference – the largest law practice management event in Southern New England – comes to the Hartford Hilton! SNELLA is a co-sponsor of this conference, which is produced by the Hartford County Bar Association, and will feature Event Partners from throughout the region, including the ALA Nutmeg Chapter, the Legal Marketing Association, the Central Conn. Paralegal Association, and the Digital Brand Institute. The day is full of compelling educational sessions; you can see the entire agenda at: www.inpracticect.com/agenda. SNELLA will be sponsoring two programs:
- 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.; Emerging Technologies in Legal Research: Jason Eiseman, SNELLA member and Librarian for Emerging Technologies at the Yale Law Library, will highlight some of the cutting-edge tech tools that we are showing law students for legal research and research management.
- 11:15 a.m. – Noon; Uniformity in Laws Published Online: The Uniform Law Commission recently proposed a “Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)” for state adoption to allow for the authentication and preservation of electronic legal material to enable end-users to verify the trustworthiness of documents. SNELLA recently participated in a Connecticut Legislative hearing regarding the topic. Hear an overview of UELMA and Connecticut’s approach to verifying electronic information. Panelists include: David Biklen, Principal at the Law Office of David Biklen and a member of the drafting committee for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act; Kendall Wiggin, State Librarian of Connecticut; and Darcy Kirk, Associate Dean for Library and Technology and Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law and President of the American Association of Law Libraries.
SNELLA will also have an Executive Board meeting from 2:30-3:00, all members are invited to attend. Lucy Curci-Gonzalez, a member of the AALL Executive Board will be on hand to discuss AALL’s strategic directions for law librarian leadership, education, and advocacy. The conference will also feature a complimentary breakfast and lunch for all attendees, a visit from legendary NFL quarterback Steve Grogan of the New England Patriots, and raffle prizes. If you are interested in attending, please contact Camilla Tubbs.
Connecticut Bar Conference: Monday, June 11, 2012, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
Connecticut Library Association Conference. Monday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton, CT. If you are interested in attending, please contact Camilla Tubbs.