Oct 10

The Association of Boston Law Librarians (ABLL) is a diverse group with members from Boston area private law firms, law schools, federal and state agencies, as well as businesses. ABLL was founded in 1966 when the librarian of Choate, Hall & Stewart initiated informal luncheon meetings among Boston law firm librarians in order to get acquainted, exchange ideas and discuss common issues. The group focuses on providing educational and social opportunities for its members.

Jan 11

ABLL Winter Education Meeting: Artificial Intelligence, Sponsored by Bloomberg Law

January 11th, 2018

When: Monday, January 29th @ 12:30

Where:  Social Law Library, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Suite 4100, Boston

Artificial intelligence has become a popular buzzword across all industries because it can help us do things faster and cheaper. In the legal space, that means classifying and organizing voluminous amounts of data, such as court opinions, dockets, and EDGAR filings. As Commercial Director for Litigation and Bankruptcy at Bloomberg Law, Darby Green spearheaded the creation and launch of AI-infused tools, including Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Analytics, a tool that enables users to search millions of legal data points by company, law firm, or judge; and Points of Law, a solution that applies machine learning to court opinions in order to highlight language critical to a court’s holding and link this language to governing statements of law and relevant on-point case law.  Darby has been working at Bloomberg Law since 2009, prior to which she practiced as a commercial litigator in New York. She has an A.B. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Darby’s full bio can be found here

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Bloomberg Law.

RSVP by January 24th to Kara Mack, kmack@goodwinlaw.com

 

 

 

Nov 28

Sep 05

ABLL Welcome Back Event
Central Bistro
34 Summer Street, Boston
Monday, September 18, 2017
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Please RSVP to christine.spindler@morganlewis.com

Jul 27
Come join us at Thirsty Thursday next week August 3rd after work.

We hope to see you there.

Vanderbilt

105 Water Street (in Liberty Square)

Financial District

 

Mar 17

Dear Members,

On behalf of ABLL and the Nomination Committee I am requesting submissions for candidacy for soon to be open ABLL Board positions.

Please consider serving as a member of an important and dynamic group overseeing programs and policy for a vibrant Boston-area law librarian organization.  Established over 50 years ago, ABLL continues to serve the law librarian community – but only through the support and involvement of its members.

New to the organization or to the law library field?  This is a great way to boost your professional development.

The following positions are up for election:

  • V.P./President-Elect (3 years, including Immediate Past President)
  • Secretary (2 years)
  • Director at Large (2 years)
  • V.P. of Membership (2 years)
  • V.P. of Technology (2 years)

Please forward submissions, nominations, and questions to me in complete confidence.

Thank you in advance for your attention and continued support.

Bob DeFabrizio, Immediate Past President & Chair of the Nomination Committee

“Engage, Involve, Collaborate”

 

Mar 03

Voting for the ABLL Logo Contest begins on Monday, March 6, 2016. Voting closes on March 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Entry #1

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Click on this link to vote

Logo Contest Rules

Feb 17

Calling all ABLL Volunteers!

ABLL is an all volunteer organization, so it goes with saying that member involvement is crucial to our viability and success.  One important task is the nomination of members to serve on the ABLL Board.

This year I will be chairing the Nomination Committee tasked with finding members to fill the following positions:

  • V.P./President-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Director at Large
  • V.P. of Membership
  • V.P. of Technology

Please contact me if you would like to serve on the Committee.

Do not have the time to serve on the Committee but want to be involved?  Consider serving on the Board.  Forward your nomination or that of a fellow ABLL member.

Thank you in advance,

Bob DeFabrizio, Immediate Past President & Chair of the Nomination Committee

“Engage, Involve, Collaborate”

Feb 16

Each Spring, Law Librarians of New England (LLNE) offers a six-week legal research instruction program for librarians in the New England area who would like to learn more about law librarianship. For many years, this unique course has been offering instruction in various legal topics. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the U.S. legal system and will learn how to find Statutes and Case Law, while also learning about Administrative, Transactional and Business Law.

This year’s Legal Instruction class will run from March 14th through April 25th. Class will not be held on April 18th, and one session will be taught online. A description the program is available on the LLNE website. The cost of the six week program is $150 and the deadline to register is March 7th.

Contact Brian Flaherty at bflaherty@nesl.edu for more information.

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Dec 05

Following is a link to a Maine State Library Trusted Professionals Survey with the following objective: “…to measure the perceived “trustworthiness” (honest and ethical standards) of librarians and a variety of other professions,” http://digitalmaine.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1100&context=msl_docs.

Maine residents responded and one of the key findings was “(a)mong the twenty-two professions included in this research, the top rated in terms of perceived honesty and ethics, are Nurses (81%), followed by Librarians (78%) and Pharmacists (74%) (emphasis added).

Librarians are in good company.   Do not make the mistake and ask the question – do you value our services?

Dare to ask and take pride in a job well done.

Bob DeFabrizio, Immediate Past President

“Engage, Involve, Collaborate”

 

 

 

Nov 28

Paparazzi

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