AALL Education Update / September 2019

UPCOMING WEBINARS / REGISTER TODAY

GOING BEYOND TRADITIONAL RESEARCH METHODS WITH ADVANCED AI (THOMSON REUTERS VENDOR SHOWCASE)

  • Tuesday, September 10 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • Register by Friday, September 6
  • Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have reached new heights in terms of buzzword popularity, but at their core, each has the potential for big market impact. Thomson Reuters has been leveraging the application of AI and machine learning for years to advance legal technology and improve how attorneys conduct legal research. This webinar will give you a first-hand look at the most advanced AI-based project Thomson Reuters has ever tackled: Westlaw Edge Quick Check. Quick Check, an intelligent legal document analysis tool, goes beyond traditional research methods to uncover relevant authority that may have been missed.

TRAINING LAW FACULTY TO TEACH LEGAL TECHNOLOGY: WHAT THEY NEED TO LEARN AND WHY

  • Thursday, September 26 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • Register by Monday, September 23
  • Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
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There is no question that technology has become the great disrupter for professional services providers (including lawyers). States have formally adopted model rules regarding technology competence for lawyers, and the need for lawyers to learn how to leverage technology has continued to increase. Legal educators must give real consideration to the role of technology in the legal profession and sufficiently prepare law students to become competent lawyers who are able to practice law in today’s workplace. During this webinar, presenters will describe the current technology landscape and explain what law faculty need to learn about teaching legal technology in order to create tech-savvy lawyers.

2019 COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE FOUNDATIONS / REGISTER NOW

Be the person who defines, gathers, analyzes, and distributes intelligence about products, customers, and competitors at your organization. During this program, learn how to establish and maintain a strategic competitive intelligence (CI) function—from development to implementation.

  • Friday, October 18 / 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (CDT)
  • Sidley Austin LLP / Chicago
  • Members $450 / Nonmembers $675 (Price increases $49 after September 20)
  • Registration Deadline: October 1

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CALL FOR WEBINAR PROPOSALS

SHARE YOUR IDEAS

Do you have an idea for a webinar? Are you, or is someone you know, an expert on a subject important to legal information professionals? We want to hear from you! We’re looking for programs on relevant and emerging topics, as well as current or cutting-edge best practices in legal information and library services. Webinar proposals should fall into one of the six AALL Body of Knowledge (BoK) domains. Submit a proposal today.

CALL FOR AALL ANNUAL MEETING PROPOSALS / COMING SOON

Thanks to all who contributed and voted on “must-have” program ideas for next summer’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference.

The Annual Meeting Program Committee is in the process of finalizing the slate—selected topic ideas will be featured in September’s call for proposals. Feeling inspired? Learn more about the proposal process and turn inspiration into reality at AALL 2020.

SAVE THE DATE / 2020 AALL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

March, 27-28, 2020
Hyatt Lodge / Oak Brook, Illinois

Illustration of arrowsLeadership Academy Arrows Legal information professionals in the early stages of your career—maximize your leadership potential while networking with your peers. The Leadership Academy is designed to equip you with essential leadership skills, strategies to handle leadership challenges, and tools to build your career as an effective leader.

The application process will open in September. Additional information will be forthcoming.

NOW AVAILABLE / COMPLIMENTARY AALL 2019 SESSION RECORDINGS

At last month’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Washington, DC or not. Easily listen to sessions from your desktop or on the go—take advantage of this complimentary member benefit, just a few clicks away.

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.

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WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

PICK OF THE MONTH

Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee

GROWING OUT, NOT CLIMBING UP
All too often, we associate a “successful” career trajectory with climbing up the managerial ladder and trading the day-to-day responsibilities of librarianship for a more administrative role. Yet not everyone wants to pursue this route, and as a profession, we do ourselves a disservice by assuming that this approach is the only way to experience rewarding professional growth. During this program, a panel of three librarians share their diverse experiences in government and court, private law firm, and academic law libraries, to offer insights into making a meaningful career by expanding your role without chasing the management track.

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.

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FOR THE LEADER IN YOU

Good leaders consider their role in the promotion of diversity and inclusion within their communities. Whether one is in a position of actual authority or informally serving as a leader, there are a variety of ways in which leaders can practice inclusive leadership in their own organizations.

For guidance on how leaders can effectively build an environment that welcomes, respects, and fosters diversity, here are a few recommended articles to explore:

For some more comprehensive reading suggestions on the topic:

To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the Education Update. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Michelle Dewey.