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Learn the skills and trends you need to successfully manage your law library and meet the needs of your institution. Leveraging the collective brain power of nearly 5,000 law librarians, AALL is dedicated to supporting the career development needs of law librarians through quality educational programming and events designed specifically for legal information professionals.

Use the AALL Competencies of Law Librarianship for organizing and tracking your continuing education as you identify areas for professional growth. Employers may use the Competencies to make hiring, evaluation, and promotion decisions and to make recommendations for professional development.
  • Making the Most of Midterms: Opportunities for Advocacy at Home
    This online advocacy training is hosted by AALL's Government Relations Office.
  • Mastering the Art of Budgeting: A Librarian’s Approach
  • 2014 WestPac Annual Meeting
    Join friends and colleagues for a wonderful conference in Seattle, Washington, hosted by Penny Hazelton, Director of the Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington School of Law.
  • SEAALL 2015 Annual Meeting
    Save the Date! The 2015 Annual Meeting will be April 16-18 in Lexington, Kentucky
  • SANDALL Winter Institute
    The San Diego Area Law Libraries (SANDALL) is excited to present a unique institute on the challenges and pitfalls of publishing authentic legal materials in cyberspace. It is very easy to put cases and statutes online; it is very difficult to prove who created them and that they were not tampered with prior to the end user accessing them. Programs during the day-long institute will include: passage of the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act; current state implementation efforts; information technology tools required to create cyber fingerprints; MCLE luncheon with keynote speaker, Diane Boyer-Vine, California Legislative Counsel, and an off-site reception in the Old Town district following the conclusion of programming.
  • ORALL 2014 Annual Meeting
    Please consider joining us in Columbus on October 15, 16 and 17, for ORALL 2014. The conference itself will be held at the Supreme Court of Ohio.
  • NOCALL Luncheon and Business Meeting
    Held at the California State Library, Sacramento. Guest speaker is Greg Lucas, California’s newly appointed State Librarian. Formal registration in late August, early September.
  • MAALL 2014 Annual Meeting
    The 2014 Annual Meeting will be held on October 5-7 (Sunday –Tuesday) in Chicago, Illinois. The theme this year is Fast Forward and we are shaking up the Annual Meeting this year with some new programming ideas to go along with that theme.
  • ALLUNY's 60th Annual Meeting
    Details coming soon!
  • The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC
  • Authenticating Electronic Legal Materials: UELMA & Beyond
    Exhibits, programs and remarks will take place in the University of San Diego Degheri Alumni Center http://www.sandiego.edu/admissions/virtualtour/buildings/degheri_alumni/. The MCLE luncheon will be held at the USD School of Law: http://www.sandiego.edu/law/.
  • 108th AALL Annual Meeting
    The AALL Annual Meeting and Conference is the premier educational and networking event for legal information professionals.
  • 404/File Not Found: Link Rot, Legal Citation and Projects to Preserve Precedent
    The Web is fluid and mutable, and this is a "feature" rather than a "bug". But it also creates challenges in the legal environment (and elsewhere) when fixed content is necessary for legal writers to support their conclusions. Judges, attorneys, academics, and others using citations need systems and practices to preserve web content as it exists in a particular moment in time, and make it reliably available. On October 24, 2014 Georgetown University Law Library in Washington, D.C. will host a symposium that explores the problem of link and reference rot.