Association of Boston Law Librarians

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.

Postponed – ABLL Education Luncheon – Legal Analytics – A Look Behind the Curtain Sponsored by Lexis Nexis

Postponed – An update will follow When: Monday, April 6th at 12:00 pm Where: Social Law Library What: ABLL Education Luncheon – Sponsored by Lexis Nexis Please RSVP by Monday, March 30th to Kara Mack – kmack@goodwinlaw.com Title: Legal Analytics – A Look Behind the Curtain Description: Legal analytics continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Information professionals are on the forefront as early adopters who evaluate, introduce and train others on analytic tools. Join … Read more

January Brown Bag – Library Awareness and Engagement

Keeping the Library relevant is getting harder & harder. How do you keep Library awareness happening at your firm? What do you do for orientation? How do you get the Library a seat at the table? With National Library week approaching, our members at WilmerHale have offered to host a brown bag lunch where we can share ideas and experiences. Hope you can make it! Where: WilmerHale 60 State St. Boston When: Thursday, January 23rd … Read more

Brown Bag: Docket Alerting and Tracking

Docket Alerting and Tracking As we approach 2020, there are still many stumbling blocks with docket alerting and tracking. Tips? Tricks? How are you managing expectations?   Where: Goodwin 100 Northern Ave Boston When: Thursday, December 19th 12:00-1:00 Space is limited, please RSVP by Dec. 16th to be included on the security list. kmack@goodwinlaw.com   Can’t make it to the Seaport? We have a call-in option. Please contact Kara for details.  

Welcome to the New ABLL Website

Welcome to the new ABLL website. There are some upgrades and a few changes that you will notice. There is a new action bar at the top of the page that has the link to email or find members and to check your account settings. Below are some user instructions to help  you to navigate the new features and website. We have also added a new forum called “ABLL Exchange” that can be used to … Read more

2019 Annual Meeting

ABLL’s Annual Business Meeting will be held at Post 390 on Wednesday, May 22nd from 12-2pm. Come listen to the president’s report from Jenna Fegreus and vote for nominated Board Members. Please RSVP with your lunch choices (listed below) and any food allergies by May 17th. Appetizer (select 1) Arugula Salad | Seasonal Soup (tbd later) Main Course (select 1) Grilled Salmon & Artisan Lettuces | North Shore 3-Way | Grilled BBQ Chicken Bahn Mi | … Read more

Library Tour

Today’s Library Tour Postponed February 22nd, 2019 Good Morning! Today’s Library Tour has been postponed. We are working to reschedule this event and will sent out another notice when a date is confirmed. Thank you for being flexible, Christie

Brown Bag – implementing analytic tools

Reminder: Brown Bag – implementing analytic tools February 22nd, 2019 We still have room for more attendees! Join me at the Insurance Law Library to discuss implementing analytic tools. Open discussion about the who and what of executing roll out and adoption. How do  you plan? Who are your stakeholders? How do you get excitement/buy-in? What has worked? What hasn’t?   When: Monday, February 25th, at noon Where: Insurance Law Library, 156 State St. , Boston, … Read more

Brown Bag – implementing analytic tools

Join me at the Insurance Law Library to discuss implementing analytic tools. Open discussion about the who and what of executing roll out and adoption. When: Tuesday, February 12th, at noon Where: Insurance Law Library, 156 State St. , Boston, MA 02109 RSVP to Kara Mack – kmack@goodwinlaw.com by February 11th

ABLL Members Education Meeting – Blockchain and the legal industry

Joseph Raczynski, Thomson Reuters legal technologist and blockchain expert, will present on blockchain and its impact on the legal industry. Joe has published and regularly presents on a variety of legal technology topics. We are very fortunate to have this opportunity to learn what blockchain is, how it is being used now, and what we can expect in the future. When: 11:30 a.m. January 24, 2019 Where: Social Law Library 1 Pemberton Sq Ste 4100, … Read more

Massachusetts Declaration of Rights – 30 Articles

From January 1, 2019 through January 30, 2019, Massachusetts Law Updates will present a daily series of blog posts showcasing the 30 Articles in the Declaration of Rights in the Massachusetts Constitution. Each post will follow the same format. The post will begin with an identification of the subject of the Article, assigned for the purpose of this series, followed by the article itself. If the Article has been amended or replaced entirely, the new … Read more