Legal Research Competency Special Committee

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TYPE: Special Committee


  • Finalize the recommendations for the implementation plan to establish the PSLRC as the "gold standard" within AALL and for the legal community which will include a plan to operationalize at Headquarters many of the activities;
  • Continue to develop and implement training and best practices for all stakeholders and especially AALL members to share the PSLRC to their institutions and other stakeholders;
  • Continue to develop and Implement strategies, including educational tools and best practices, to promote the "gold standard" to targeted external audiences and at the most appropriate venues;
  • Establish a process and timeline for periodic review and possible revision of the PSLRC. The Board approved the PSLRC in July 2013.

MEMBERSHIP: Five members including the Chair. Some of the Committee members be drawn from the last Task Force for continuity purposes and from any SIS committees that might also be addressing legal research competency issues. The AALL Representatives to NALP - The Association of Legal Career Professionals and the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar will server as ex officio members of the Special Committee.