ARCHIVED: Announcing The National Conference On Legal Information Issues: Selected Essays

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September 27, 1996

The National Conference on Legal Information Issues: Selected Essays, a new hardcover volume edited by AALL member Timothy L. Coggins (Director and Associate Professor of Law, University of Alabama, School of Law Library, Tuscaloosa, Alabama), has been added to the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Publication Series which is published by Fred B. Rothman and Company, a Littleton, Colorado-based legal publisher.

This publication is a compilation of essays derived from the Association's first-ever National Conference on Legal Information Issues, a two-day national event featuring thirty-eight programs which was held in 1995 during the Association's 88th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Conference provided a groundbreaking forum for more than 2500 librarians, law faculty and deans, judges and court administrators, practicing attorneys and firm administrators, government officials, legal information producers, and leaders of information associations to discuss the challenging problems and issues arising from the dynamic technological changes that have impacted the creation, dissemination and use of legal information. The Conference was initiated by Carol D. Billings (Director of the Law Library, Law Library of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana), the 1994-95 Association President, who believed that such a conference "would be an important catalyst in the creation of meaningful and lasting partnerships" between law librarians and other legal information professionals.

The essays contained in this volume cover such areas as Copyright, Equitable Access to Information, Intellectual Property, Law Firms, Legal Education, the Judiciary, and Technology and Cyberspace.

Commenting on the essays he edited for this collection, Coggins said, "The authors address issues that legal information professionals face every day, issues ranging from how technology impacts the access and dissemination of information' concerns about the future of law librarianship' to how technology will transform the law. It is a remarkable collection full of creative ideas and theories about the legal information field."

The National Conference on Legal Information Issues: Selected Essays is available now directly from Fred B. Rothman and Company for $57.50. To order a copy, call (800) 457-1986 or send e-mail to