ARCHIVED: AALL Education Programs Now Available Online

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October 24, 2002

The American Association of Law Libraries' education programs are now accessible online at West LegalEdcenter, the leading online provider of legal education programs.

AALL's online education programs include a diverse selection of popular education sessions from the 2002 AALL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., including the impact of digitization on legal scholarship, copyright and the First Amendment, fair business practices, and internationalizing law library collections.

Professor Bob Berring's Legal Research Series, sponsored by AALL, is also available via West LegalEdcenter. Berring, a law librarian at the University of California (Boalt Hall) School of Law and a noted author and lecturer, teaches programs on personalized legal research and advanced courses based on specific areas of legal practice and specific state jurisdictions.

AALL's programs are available in streaming audio and video for on-demand access 24 hours a day at the West LegalEdcenter Web site. For a full listing of the AALL programs available online, click here.

"AALL is pleased to make these programs in partnership with West LegalEdcenter available to AALL members and others around the world, who can take advantage of AALL members' knowledge and expertise," said Susan E. Fox, AALL executive director. "Offering AALL programs online is another way that law librarians are staying in the forefront of new information methodologies to serve our members and forge stronger relationships with employers, colleagues and the legal profession."

AALL members can purchase the Association's online programs at discounted member rates. The Association encourages its members to access West LegalEdcenter through links found on the AALL Web site, AALLNET, because AALL receives royalties on programs accessed through the Association's site.

Online professional development programming through West LegalEdcenter is one of the innovative delivery mechanisms selected by the AALL Professional Development Committee to offer members educational programming in ways other than face-to-face sessions.

West LegalEdcenter offers online legal education programming from many local, state and national providers in audio and video formats. Programs vary in length and pricing, and many offer continuing legal education credits.

For more information, please contact AALL Education Manager Mary Jawgiel.