ARCHIVED: AALL to Co-Sponsor Conference on "Understanding the Voices in Our Courts"

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February 24, 1997


The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) will co-sponsor an interdisciplinary conference, Understanding the Voices in Our Courts, in Tucson, Arizona, at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort and Spa, May 1-4, 1997.

This conference, hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA) Judicial Division, will bring together experts in a number of different fields to discuss the challenges of improving access to the court system for all U.S. residents. Conference participants will gain tools on how to deal with such issues as Learning to Identify Bias in Their Own Reasoning and World Views; Serving Victims of Domestic Violence; Race and Ethnicity as a Challenge to the Courts; State Initiatives Towards Improving Access to Courts for All Citizens; Public Access to Courts Via Libraries; High-Tech Litigation on a Budget; and How to Unbundle: User-Friendly Law Offices.

Conference speakers will include Nominee for 1998-99 ABA President-Elect and Chair of the ABA Coalition for Justice Philip S. Anderson; Judge Nathaniel Jones, U.S. Sixth Circuit; former President of the National Bar Association Paulette Brown; and experts on the delivery of legal services Forest Mosten and John Greacen, among others.

For full conference registration information, contact Sara Cummings, ABA Judicial Division, 541 N. Fairbanks Court, Chicago, Illinois 60611, 800/285-2221, fax 312/988-5709, cummings@staff.abanet.org.

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, with over 4,700 members, 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.