AALL President Barbara Bintliff presented the Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section with a Presidential Certificate of Merit during the second Business Meeting of the AALL Annual Meeting in Orlando Florida. The award recognizes an innovative collaborative project the Section developed with the Center for Computer Aided Legal Instruction. The Section was cited for its contribution in furtherance of the AALL Strategic Plan, Direction 1, Outcome D, Initiative 2 (partnerships with other associations to offer continuing legal research education). Tory Trotta, the ALL-SIS Chair who initiated the project, accepted the award on behalf of ALL-SIS.
This recognition culminates two years of effort by a group of ALL-SIS members who wished to have more legal research exercises represented among the CALI lessons. At present there are 7 new lessons completed, and there is an ongoing process in place to review new proposals. CALI has committed to funding ten legal research lessonettes per year. For more details, visit: www.cali.org/fellows/LegalResearch.html.