Sep 22

ABLL’s “End of Summer Party” held last evening at the Downtown Harvard Club was a great success.  Over 40 members attended the event, where views from the 38th floor were matched by the food, drink, and company.

Thanks go out to Roger Lemire, Chair of the Sponsorships-Events Committee, for locating and organizing the event and April Taylor, Vice President and Chair of the Standing Committee on Communications, for being our gracious hostess (not to mention printing out all the name tags).   On behalf of ABLL I would also like to extend our gratitude to Thomson Reuters for partially sponsoring the event.

Look out for an announcement for an upcoming happy hour co-sponsored by ABLL and LLNE.

Being an all-volunteer organization, it is each member’s responsibility to keep the Association vibrant and relevant.  Do your part and get involved.

“Engage, Involve, Collaborate”

Bob DeFabrizio, President

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Sep 15

What:  The End of Summer Party (f/k/a The Fall Event, f/f/k/a The Welcome Back Party)

When:  Monday, September 21, 2015 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:  Downtown Harvard Club of Boston, One Federal Street

What Else:  You will need to show a photo ID when you check in with the security desk in the lobby of this building.

Why Not:  Join your friends and colleagues to launch ABLL’s 50th Anniversary Year!  This celebration features an open bar and tasty treats, such as Beef Tenderloin, Summer Thai Rolls, and Tortilla Trumpets.

RSVP to Roger Lemire at 617.951.8666 or roger.lemire@morganlewis.com by Thursday, Sept. 17th.

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May 22

The ABLL Board is busy planning our Golden Year with educational and social events!

We are excited to announce reduced membership dues for this membership year.

  • Individuals, vendors and shared memberships are now $110.
  • Students, retired and unemployed memberships are now $40.

The 2015-16 membership form is now available.  We are again offering payment via PayPal  (using the email address andrea.rasmussen@ropesgray.com).  Please return your form (no matter your form of payment) and your check to:

Kara Mack, ABLL Membership Chair

Goodwin Procter, LLP

53 State Street

Boston, MA 02109

Phone: 617-305-6942

kmack@goodwinprocter.com

Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a special year filled with networking, learning and connecting with your peers!

*Lifetime members do not have to return their form unless changing contact information. Thank you.

Apr 21

The annual Business Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2015 (12:00 – 2:00 p.m.) at the Hampshire House.

We will be voting on the slate of officers and important issues pertaining to ABLL’s Articles of Organization.  If you are not going to be at the meeting, you must cast your vote one week prior to the meeting (Thursday, April 30th) via email; you will need to contact the VP of Membership, Kara Mack, to request a ballot if you can not attend the meeting.

We will also be announcing changes the board has voted on (such as an overall reduction in membership fees!) that will impact every member, so we strongly encourage all members to attend.

We need to provide the Hampshire House with the final attendee count and entrée selections by Monday, May 4, 2015, so please contact April Taylor (401-455-7606 / april.taylor@lockelord.com) before then.  The full luncheon menu is listed below, but your entrée choices are chicken, fish, or vegetarian.   Please RSVP with your entrée selections by 12 o’clock noon on Monday, May 4th.

To request an absentee ballot, please contact Kara Mack (607-305-6942 / kmack@goodwinprocter.com) by Monday, April 27, 2015.

 

ABLL Business Meeting Luncheon Menu

Boston Bibb Lettuce peppered goat cheese medallion, pink grapefruit and orange segments, lemon vinaigrette

Entrée Choice #1:  Pan-Seared Chicken Breast wild mushroom risotto cake, baby kale, glazed petit carrots, citrus vinaigrette

Entrée Choice #2 (Gluten Free, and Heart Healthy)Grilled Salmon roasted vegetables, organic red rice, ginger-citrus nage

Entrée Choice #3 (Vegetarian)Risotto Stuffed Tomato saffron and ratatouille risotto, grilled asparagus, crimini mushrooms, petit vegetables, Kalamata olive tapenade, extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar

Fresh Fruit Tart seasonal fruit and berries, flaky pie crust, pastry cream

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May 29

Date and Time:   Wednesday, June 18th from 12PM to 1:30PM

Location:  Ropes & Gray LLP, Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street; Hosted by Andrea Rasmussen – Manager of Library Services, ABLL Treasurer

Program Cost:  Bring your own lunch.  Drinks will be served.

Topic:  Do librarians perform orientations/onboarding at your firm/university?  What topics are included in orientations? What user groups get orientations from library staff: summers, first years, lateral attorneys, paralegals, students?  How are orientations divided among library staff?  How are they performed for new hires in offices with no librarian on site? Is follow-up contact part of the plan?

Please meet at Ropes & Gray or dial in to discuss, mingle and munch.

Dial-in: (888) 352-5988

Conference code: 617 951 7713

 Please RSVP:

Mary Holway, VP of Education   holway@fr.com / 617-521-7056

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May 28

Date and Time:   Wednesday, May 28th from 5 PM to 7:30 PM

Location:  Mr. Dooley’s, 77 Broad Street, Boston MA  http://www.mrdooleys.com/

Program Cost:  This is NOT a program….come and BYOM (Bring your own money)

May 21

Attached is the Agenda for ABLL’s May 22, 2014 Business Meeting.

Agenda for Thursday Meeting

Apr 29

A hearing for the Massachusetts Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act  (H. 38) before the Mass. Joint Committee on the Judiciary was held on 4/24/2014.  Marnie Warner testified for LLNE. We are waiting for the bill to be reported out of committee and are hoping that law librarians who live in Mass. and have state legislators on the Judiciary Committee will be contacting them to express their support for the bill.

We have put a link to the request for supporters of the bill to contact their legislators on the LLNE website at http://llne.org/committees/government/uelma-advocacy-for-massachusetts/ .Time is of the essence (within the week of April 27).

Barbara Schneider

President, LLNE

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