October 22, 1996
The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) will be an associate sponsor of the Justice and Public Safety in the 21st Century conference to be held in Sacramento, California, December 4-5, 1996. This conference is an outgrowth of the "Justice and Technology" conference, which is part of the Government Technology Conference, an annual event held in Sacramento.
The Justice and Public Safety in the 21st Century Conference will bring together key players from the justice and public safety arena including chiefs of police, judicial leaders, and others in the legal communities and will focus on the need for an integrated approach to the justice and public safety enterprise, which spends more than $6 billion annually on information technology. Government Technology Conferences are the largest annual intergovernmental events in the country, attracting top government leaders and focusing on information technology solutions for state and local government.
In inviting AALL to participate, AALL member Shirley David (Director, Sacramento County Law Library) said, "This forum is one of the few that looks collaboratively at access to government information issues on which AALL maintains a keen interest and holds official public stands. Participation by individual AALL members will enhance the conference discussions as they share their experiences and expertise in the areas of technology and access to information."
The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. Today, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.