Meetings & Events Code of Conduct

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and harassment-free environment for all participants attending in-person and virtual programs and meetings regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Participants include, but are not limited to, AALL members, attendees, speakers, volunteers, guests, exhibitors, AALL staff, and service providers.

AALL seeks to provide an environment free from any form of discrimination, intimidation, or harassment of participants at programs/events or on AALL social media channels and community platforms related to those meetings. This includes offensive verbal comments related to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity; inappropriate use of sexual and/or discriminatory language, gestures and imagery in public spaces or presentations, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and sustained disruption of presentations during sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by AALL throughout an in-person or virtual meeting.

All participants are expected to observe the rules and behaviors in AALL’s Meetings and Events Code of Conduct at all conference venues and conference-related events, including online venues and conference social events. Participants asked to stop an uncomfortable, hostile, or harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

AALL reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior experienced virtually or in-person.

Please review AALL’s Meetings and Events Code of Conduct in full for more information.