Communications This committee oversees communications to and from the Association and is responsible for updating membership on activities of the Board and committees. Contact: Carolyn Keery – ckeery@hinckleyallen.com Sponsorship & Events This committee is responsible for soliciting sponsorships, organizing social events, and collaborating with the Education Committee on venues. Contact: Christine Spindler – christine.spindler@morganlewis.com Technology This committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Association’s Website and all technology-related programs and initiatives. Contact: … Read more

ABLL Ballot 2016

ABLL Ballot 2016 Hi all, Attached is the ballot for the new slate of candidates for the 2016-2017 ABLL Board and the proposed Bylaw changes. The current Bylaws can be found here: http://www.abll.org/about-abll/bylaws/ The notice of the proposed Bylaw changes can be found here: http://www.abll.org/notice-of-proposed-changes-to-abll-bylaws/ All members entitled to vote (Individual and Shared Members) are requested to print out and present this ballot when checking in at the upcoming Business Meeting on Wednesday, May 18th.  … Read more

Collaboration vs. Cooperation

Today, I came across a blog post by Michael Sampson (https://michaelsampson.net/2016/03/17/cooperation/), quoting Danny Mittleman, Associate Professor at DePaul University, posing an answer to the question about the difference between collaboration and cooperation. Danny’s response: “Collaboration is “working together toward a shared goal”. I don’t know the formal definition of cooperation but guess it means “working together”. People do not require a shared goal to cooperate.” Over the past several months, ABLL members may have noticed … Read more

LLNE/ABLL Spring 2016 Meeting Registration Now Open

Access to Government Information* Friday, April 8, 2016 Northeastern University School of Law   We will be spending the day discussing the role of law libraries and the government in providing access to this information, and why it is so critically important. Registration is $50 for LLNE members, and $40 for ABLL members**. Space is Limited! Register today at http://lawlibraryguides.neu.edu/LLNE2016.   *Special thanks to Helen Vlachos, VP/President-Elect,  for all her hard work in collaborating with … Read more

Extension until May 4 for Comments on Proposed Public Access to Court Record Rules

January 26th, 2016 Following is a message sent via email from the Mass. Appeals Court: Please note the following update:  In response to requests for extensions of time, the Trial Court Committee on Public Access to Court Records has extended the comment period for all comments to May 4, 2016.  All comments received will be made available for the public on the committee’s web page. See http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/rules-of-court/rule-changes-invitations-comment/proposed-trial-court-rule-xiv-access-to-court-records.html   The Committee appreciates your continuing interest in … Read more