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

Presenting the 2018 Member Survey Results

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 … Read more

Please complete our ABLL Members Survey

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 ( with any questions regarding the survey

Save the Date: AI/Tech Fair August 9, 2018

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 … Read more

2018 Annual Business Meeting Recap

  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 … Read more

Slate of candidates for election at the ABLL 2018 Annual Business Meeting

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: – … Read more

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

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 … Read more