As we get to the end of fall, it seemed timely to revisit associate and law student training topics discussed at this summer’s AALL Annual Meeting and see if anyone had implemented new associate training initiatives or new approaches to legal research classes this fall. The post about the Attorney Research Skills session is available here.
By Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Library
“In the Wake of the Kia Audit,” a 2015 AALL session, focused on the importance of technology skills and training programs for law students and new lawyers, and on how librarians can be a part of the process. Continue reading Keeping the Conversation Going: Session Summary from AALL 2015, In the Wake of the Kia Audit
On October 22, 2015, Lindsey Carpino and Annie Mentkowski presented “Everything’s Up to Date: Preparing Practice-Ready Law Students.” (The inaugural CALL “What’s Buzzin’?” brown bag event functioned as the dress rehearsal for their MAALL 2015 presentation – if interested, the summary of the notes are here). The MAALL presentation can be viewed in its entirety here.
The structure of the MAALL program allowed for the presenters and attendees to foster a dialogue about the research skills and abilities librarians observe on a day-to-day basis when interacting with newly licensed attorneys. The session included a great mix of firm, government, and academic librarians, and at least one research vendor representative.
Continue reading MAALL 2015 Program – Everything’s Up to Date: Preparing Practice-Ready Students
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