February 25, 1998
Noted legal technology expert G. Burgess Allison will be one of the keynote speakers at the American Association of Law Libraries' (AALL) 91st Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California, July 11-16, 1998. Allison will speak on Tuesday, July 14, addressing the enormous impact technology has had on the legal profession.
Allison is the Manager of Information Systems for the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development, a division of the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation that operates federally funded research and development centers for the Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration. He is the author of The Lawyer's Guide to the Internet, the American Bar Association's (ABA) best-selling book for 1995-1996, as well as two new ABA books-The Lawyer's Quick Guide to Netscape Navigator and The Lawyer's Quick Guide to Internet Explorer. He also serves as Technical Editor of Law Practice Management magazine, and he writes the magazine's featured technology column, "Technology Update." Allison has been writing "Technology Update" since 1983, and received the LPMS Distinguished Writing Award in 1992.
"Burgess Allison's speech will bridge the virtual gap, connecting the information and technology needs of the practicing bar with the cutting-edge expertise of law librarians," said AALL President Judy Meadows. "His presentation is also guaranteed to be full of insight and humor."
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.