April 21, 1997
Marcia Koslov, State Law Librarian of Wisconsin, will deliver a presentation entitled "Public Access Through Information: Integrating Courts and Libraries" at the Sunday morning session of an interdisciplinary conference, Understanding the Voices in Our Courts, in Tucson, Arizona, May 1-4, 1997.
This conference, hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA) Judicial Division and co-sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), 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 knowledge on such issues as breaking down language barriers; learning to identify bias in their own reasoning; serving victims of domestic violence; understanding the challenge of race and ethnicity in the courts; and determining how to unbundle law practice. Other programs include a discussion of state initiatives aimed at improving access to courts for all citizens; improving court "consumer" satisfaction; and understanding the phrase, "No legal advice from Court Personnel."
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, firstname.lastname@example.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 4,800 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.