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.

Nov 29

We are happy to share the results of the 2018 ABLL Member Survey.

Out of the 114 active members at the time of the survey, there were 34 total responses, or a response rate of 29.82%. Member responses were gathered electronically from September 10 through October 1, 2018. Results were shared with the Board on November 6, 2018.

Among the Board, we are discussing responses to the survey results including one change that has already happened: offering our “Thirsty Thursdays” on other days of the week to diversify attendance at social events. We hope that these results will lead to interesting conversations at the Holiday Party and other upcoming events. Additionally, please send any observations or feedback to Amy Wilson.

Nov 26

The White Bull Tavern
Wednesday, December 12 from 5-8pm

RSVP to christie.schauder@wilmerhale.com
by Friday, December 7

Sep 10

Please take three minutes to complete our survey about the Association of Boston Law Librarians.

Your feedback is essential as we map out the future of ABLL and improve member services!

EDIT: The survey is closed as of October 1, 2018

Please contact Amy Wilson (aewilson@mintz.com) with any questions regarding the survey

Aug 28

The Ginger Man
148 State St.
5:00pm – 8:00pm


RSVP to christie.schauder@wilmerhale.com

Jul 24

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming AI/Tech Fair to be held at the Social Law Library August 9 from 11AM-2PM.

Don’t miss out on raffles and a chance to mingle with fellow librarians as you learn about new resources and features to help with your legal research. As this event is open to members of Social Law and LLNE, please feel free to bring along colleagues who might not be members of ABLL but are members of those organizations.

Meet with representatives from leading legal research tech companies to learn more about their products and emerging capabilities. A full list of vendors will be sent closer to the event, but attached is a list with links for those who are confirmed.

For more information on  the fair or the content feel free to reach out to Kara Mack: KMack@goodwinlaw.com

Jul 05


This year’s annual Business Meeting was held at Hampshire House on May 16.  The meeting opened with a welcome and president’s report from Sarah Bennet.  Following this report, the nominated board members were unanimously voted in.  This included Kevin Coakley-Welch as the Vice President/President Elect, Rebecca Carpenter as the Treasurer, Sarah Hart as the Communication Chair, Kara Mack as the Education Chair, and Christie Schauder as the Sponsorship-Events Chair.  Jenna Fegreus concluded the meeting with the incoming president’s message.  Many thanks to everyone who attended and planned the event.  We look forward to a busy and successful year ahead!

Jun 11

Come join us at Thirsty Thursday next week June 21st at 5:30.

Serafina Boston

10 High Street

(Financial District)

We hope to see you there!!

May 02

We respectfully submit the following slate of candidates for election at the ABLL 2018 Annual Business Meeting.

Vice President/President Elect (3 Year Term)

Kevin Coakley-Welch (Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General)

Treasurer (2 Year Term)
Rebecca Carpenter (Sullivan & Worcester)

Communication Chair (2 Year Term)
Sarah Hart (The Insurance Library)

Education Chair (2 Year Term)
Kara Mack (Goodwin)

Sponsorship-Events Chair (2 Year Term)
Christie Schauder (Social Law Library)

The Nomination Committee

Susan Cleary:  smcleary@mintz.com – 617.348.3065
Bob DeFabrizio: 
rdefabrizio@goulstonstorrs.com – 617.574.4054
Andrew Hyland: 
ahyland@socialaw.com – 617.226.1361
Chris Laut: 
chris.laut@libertymutual.com – 617.654.4192 (Ext) 44192
Helen Vlachos:  hvlachos@brownrudnick.com – 617.856.8212

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

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