April 28, 1997
Hazel Johnson (Librarian, Lightfoot Franklin & White, Birmingham, AL and Law Library Services Consultant, Northport, AL) has been appointed American Association of Law Libraries' (AALL) official representative to the American Bar Association's Law Practice Management Section (ABA-LPM), an ABA entity which provides guidance on how to manage and market legal practices more efficiently.
Johnson brings much experience to this appointment through her years of service as a law librarian and as a leader in legal and library associations. Her most recent AALL achievements include serving as Chair of the Public Relations Committee, 1994-96 and as a member of the Private Law Libraries Task Force for the National Conference of Legal Information Issues, 1994-1995. Johnson is also a member and leader of SEALL, the Southeastern Chapter of AALL, and currently serves as Co-Editor of the Books Column in Law Practice Management Magazine.
Upon appointing Johnson as representative, AALL Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section Chair Michael Saint-Onge said, "We believe we have some knowledge and skills that will enrich the work of ABA-LPM. Hazel is extremely qualified to serve as our representative in this effort. With her marketing intuition and her knowledge of the challenges facing the legal profession, she can help us make a real difference."
The American Bar Association is the world's largest voluntary professional association, with a membership that topped 385,000 in 1996, including almost 40,000 dues-paying associates and Law Student Division members. The ABA is the national organization of the legal profession. The Association has long served a dual role as advocate for the profession and for the public. The ABA-LPM, with over 20,000 members, aims to serve the needs of legal professionals in a variety of settings--from solo practitioners to large firms--who want information on how to start, develop, run, and maintain their law practices
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.