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Submitted by Lee R. Nemchek, Chair
July 2002

Between August 2001 and July 2002, the activities of the Records Management Group centered on publishing and speaking. 

1.      On the program front, the Group did not have its program proposal accepted for the 2002 conference in Orlando.  However, two members of the Group � Bob Oaks (Latham & Watkins) and me � were asked to speak at an SLA Legal Division program entitled �The Balancing Act of Multitasking Managers.�  That program was given in Los Angeles last month at the SLA annual conference, and the program materials have been posted on 

2.      Although PLL did not have any programs accepted for the 2002 conference of the Association of Legal Administrators, a link is being sustained through networking and publications.  I continue to participate in ALA�s online discussion forums, providing expertise in law librarianship and records management, whenever questions are posted that relate to these areas.  Also, ALA solicited two articles from me for publication in their continuing CD ROM series entitled ALA Management Encyclopedia.  Volume II of this resource was published in February 2002 and is available for sale from the ALA.  The two articles written by my partners and me are adapted chapters from the forthcoming ARMA textbook on legal records management, and are entitled �ALA�s Guide to Active Records Creation and Organization� and �ALA�s Guide to Active Records Management.� 

3.      In other publication news, I recently released a compilation of locally based records and conflicts of interest networking groups in major metropolitan areas.  This list appeared in the Summer 2002 issue of PLL Perspectives. In addition, I was very pleased that an article on records management won the LLJ Article of the Year award this year.  I�ve been especially gratified by the widespread response to this article, having received many calls and e-mails from people � including attorneys and legal administrators � all over the country, asking for reprint rights, permission to use parts of the article in program materials, and requests for further information. 

Finally, the Records Management Group will hold its annual business meeting on Monday, July 22, 2002 at 7am in the Peabody Hotel, Cypress Room.  Anybody with an interest in or responsibility for records and/or conflicts management is encouraged to attend.  We�ll be networking in an open-forum format, brainstorming on program proposals for AALL and SLA in 2003, and discussing ideas for converting the multitasking directory to electronic format. 
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