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Renew your WPLLA membership

              Our membership year begins June 1st!  Please make checks payable to WPLLA and send to Liz Whittington.
  

               2015-2016 WPLLA Membership Form

Upcoming Webinar - Legal Technology Review Wednesday, June 3rd at 12 pm 

Stosh Jonjak of Reed Smith will explore the next generation of legal technology concepts: visualizations, analytics, and cloud computing; and we will examine how legal technology software is incorporating these technological concepts. Along-the-way, we will look at a vast array of cutting edge legal technology including MedMal Navigator’s Case Value Assessment, Lex Machina’s Patent Portfolio Analytics, a host of legal spend analytics software, Ravel Law, Picture It Settled, Lexis Shepard’s Graphical, Lexis Verdict & Settlement Analyzer, Westlaw’s PeopleMap, MonitorSuite, Bloomberg’s Docket Analytics, PacerPro, and more!  

This presentation is offered via webinar only.
RSVP to Stosh Jonjak.


2015-2016 WPLLA Executive Board election results announced

             The new members of the board are:

Pat Roncevich - Vice President/President-Elect

Liz Whittington - Treasurer

Sarah Steers - Member-at-large                


Spring 2015 WPLLA Newsletter Available now

EDITOR’S NOTE  2
LIFE AFTER A MERGER 4
TECHNOLOGY CORNER 5
MAKE WAY FOR MILLENIALS 6
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 7
PROGRAM NOTES 8
ADVOCACY INITIATIVE 9
RETIREMENT NEWS 10
JOB TITLES GROW 11
MEETING MINUTES 12
HOLIDAY RECAP 15
CONFERENCE PLANS 16



New Ad Hoc Committee on Legal Research Programs- Your help needed!

The Executive Board decided that it is time to reevaluate the Legal Research summer program’s direction and focus. We want to ensure we are offering a summer program that is relevant to those who need the program. We have decided not to offer a program this year to allow time to develop a top-notch program going forward.

We are looking for people interested in serving on an Ad Hoc Committee to examine who our audience is and what our program's content should be. We need representatives from all types of libraries in WPLLA: academic, firm, court, and county law libraries. Most Committee work  is done virtually so please do not let distance dissuade you from volunteering to be a part of this effort.

If you are interested in helping WPLLA develop this program, please contact Cindy Chicco.

Here is the 2014 WPLLA Annual Report.

Here is the 2015-6 Membership Form.

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Do you have an independent study project for a library science student? If so, post a description on the WPLLA list  and our student members will get in touch with you.



Professional Reading



AALL Spectrum
Monthly articles about work in law libraries

Websites of Law Library Groups

Pennsylvania Legal Research Guides

Law Librarian Blogs

portal on Justia.com

WPLLA Officers 2014-2015
 
President: Ann Ungar
Vice-President: Pat Roncevich
Treasurer: Liz Whittington
Secretary: Sallie Smith
Members-at-large: Donna Kielar
Sarah Steers
Past President: Cindy Cicco
Author Mary Frailey Calland Jean, Mary, and Amy Michele Kristakis

CONTACT US:  

Western Pennsylvania Law Library Association

P.O. Box 3716

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3705