Programs

  • October 3 – 5, 2013
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

Thursday, October 3

2:00 - 5:00pm Conference Registration
  Hyatt Place Lobby
2:00 - 4:00pm Conference Registration
  Meet in the Hyatt Place Lobby
5:00-7:00pm Opening Reception
  At Firkin
Directly West of the Hyatt, use Harmon/Paradise intersection to the Northwest.

Friday, October 4

8:00am - 5:00pm Vendor Room Hours
8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast – Hyatt Place Lobby
9:00 - 10:00am Keynote Address Justice Michael Douglas, Nevada Supreme Court

 

Justice Douglas, the first African American justice in Nevada's history, served as Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court in 2011. He has also been active with the State Bar of Nevada, Nevada Law Foundation, National Bar Association, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, and groups fighting domestic violence. The Supreme Court of Nevada created a permanent Access to Justice Commission (Commission) in June 2006 to promote equal civil justice.

10:00 - 10:30am Break/Technical Services Roundtable (Vendor Room)
10:30 - 11:30am Program A:

“Kid's Court”

  Presenter:

Professor Rebecca Nathanson, UNLV School of Law

 

Children prepare for their day in court: 'They're being shown they have a voice' - The Guardian

Kids' Court School, recent winner of a Harvard Kennedy School of Government "Bright Ideas" award, is a program launched in 2002 by UNLV law professor Rebecca Nathanson to teach child witnesses – mostly victims of physical or sexual abuse – about the judicial process before they testify. Her clients range in age from 4 to 17. Attendance is free, and the Las Vegas legal community has sent more than 730 children to it over the past 10 years because, in the words of Teresa Lowry, an assistant district attorney: "Going to court can be very intimidating for a child, and part of that stress is the stress of the unknown."

11:30a - 12:45pm Lunch & Business Meeting
     
1:00 - 2:00pm Program B: Psychology and Lawyering
  Presenter: Professor Jean Sternlight, UNLV School of Law
  Being able to understand the mindset of clients, witnesses, and fellow lawyers can have a profound impact on legal proceedings. Jean Sternlight, Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution and Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law, has spent a sizable portion of her career helping drive that point home. Sternlight is teaching a class on Psychology and Lawyering, which she said is based on her recently published book, Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation and Decision Making.
2:00 - 3:15pm Break and Board Meeting (Vendor Room)
3:15 - 4:15pm Program C: Research Outcomes and Attorney Performance
This program is made possible by a grant from the AALL/Bloomberg Continuing Education Grants Program.
  Presenter: Professor Lance Long, Stetson Univ. College of Law
 

Lance measures attorney performance as reflected in his articles, "Does the Readability of Your Brief Affect Your Chance of Winning on Appeal?" and "Clearly Using Intensifiers is Very Bad—Or Is It?" His latest research paper is called: “When Justices (Subconsciously) Attack: The Theory of Argumentative Threat and the Supreme Court.” He presents his research regularly at national and regional legal writing conferences.

4:30 - 5:15pm Program D: Cloud Computing
  Presenter: George Pike, Director, Barco Library, Univ. of Pittsburg
 

George’s continuing legal education courses on internet law and resources are immensely popular. He is the co-author of Business Resources on the Internet, a web-based gateway to professional business resources for law and business librarians.

6:30pm Dinner
On your own, or meet at the Pink Taco inside the Hard Rock Hotel

Saturday, October 5

8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast – Hyatt Place Lobby
9:00 - 10:15am Program E: UELMA
  Presenters:

Larry Meyer, Director, San Bernardino County Law Library
Michele Finerty, Asst. Director of Technical Services, McGeorge School Law Library
Judy Janes, Director Mabie Law Library
David McFadden, Senior Reference Librarian, Southwestern Law Library

10:15 - 10:45am Break (Vendor Room)
10:45 - 11:30am Program F: Legal Research Trends
  Presenter: Patrick Charles, Assistant Professor Interim Library Director, Gonzaga Law Library
11:30am - 12:00pm Thank you, Good-Bye, Evaluations
12:30 - 3:30pm Mob Museum Tour

Education Committee: Tim Kelly (Chair), Mari Chaney, Peter Howard, Claire Hand, Christine Timko, Kathy Carlson, Angus Nesbit

Special Thanks to The Programming Planning Brainstorming Committee at the Wiener-Rogers Law Library: Jennifer Gross, Claire Hand, Martha Hard, Sean Saxon, Chad Schatzle