10/18 Brown Bag: AI

The Brown Rudnick Law Library is pleased to host a brown bag luncheon on AI. This is intended to be an open forum discussion for us to share our experiences, questions, ideas, concerns, etc. Date: Wednesday, October 18 Time: 12‐1PM ET In Person Location: Brown Rudnick, One Financial Center, 18th Floor, Conference Room A Virtual Location: Via Zoom (Once you RSVP, a calendar invitation with Zoom info will be sent to you. R.S.V.P.: Helen Vlachos … Read more

10/13 MassTrac Webinar

On Friday, October 13, 2023 at 1pm, please join MassTrac for an ABLL-only training on how to maximize your MassTrac experience. MassTrac is the premiere Massachusetts legislative information, analysis, and tracking service. Since 1994, they’ve offered legislative professionals and legal researchers the tools to search, track, and receive email notifications on every piece of legislation on Beacon Hill. On the eve of their 30th anniversary, they’re proud to present more content & context on bills … Read more

10/5 Welcome Back Party

It’s that time of year again! Welcome Back Party Time! Please join your fellow law librarians at Lily’s Bar Pizza Patio! 33 Batterymarch St, Boston, MA 02110 at 5:30-8pm RSVP to karen.rutherford@wilmerhale.com

9/27 Vendor Fair

The 2023 ABLL Vendor Fair will be held on September 27, 2023 from 11am to 2pm at the Social Law Library. Coffee, tea, and desserts will be provided. The following vendors are coming: vLex Wolters Kluwer Lex Machina TDNet MCLE Deal Point Data Lexis

5/24 Annual Business Meeting

The Association of Boston Law Librarian’s Annual Business Meeting will take place on May 24, 2023, from Noon-1:30 PM, at Maggiano’s. We encourage you to attend in-person, if possible. The business meeting will be hybrid followed by a luncheon and in-person keynote address, “How Emerging Technology will Impact the Legal Profession,” by Robert J. Ambrogi, Esq. Please RSVP to Karen Rutherford: karen.rutherford@wilmerhale.com indicating in-person or virtual attendance. Robert Ambrogi Bio: Attorney Ambrogi has been writing and … Read more

4/14 ABLL/LLNE Joint Spring Meeting

This spring’s meeting will be held at MCLE’s Conference Center, 10 Winter Place, Boston. Lodging is available at a discounted rate at the Park Plaza Hotel.

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) is in the process of redesigning the bar examination, which nearly every aspiring attorney must pass. The goal of the NextGen bar is to ensure that the bar exam tests the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for competent entry-level legal practice in a changing profession. The first administration of this bar exam will be July 2026. The NextGen Bar aims to provide questions integrating both doctrinal and skills-based learning focusing on the analytical and problem-solving skills attorneys need. Many law librarians, legal research and writing instructors, clinical faculty, and all those teaching experiential and skills courses view the new bar exam, testing “7 Foundational Skills,” as an opportunity for greater attention to fundamental skills. The changed format has law schools wondering: How do we best prepare our graduates? What changes do we need to make in the curriculum? What changes would Corporate Law Librarians like t0 see?

For more information, and to register, visit the Spring Meeting link: https://libraryguides.nesl.edu/llneabllspring2023 

2/15 Strategic Legal Research & Analytics in MA State Trial Courts Webinar with Trellis

Join the Association of Boston Law Librarians and Trellis on Wednesday, February 15th from 12:30-1:30 PM for an engaging webinar as we cover how strategic legal research & analytics enables you to analyze the behavior and history of your judge, competitive counsel, prospects and clients to gain crucial insights into litigation history and ruling tendencies. We’ll show you how to leverage Massachusetts state trial court data to be more efficient, more proactive, and achieve better … Read more

2/9 I Hate Winter Party!

Thursday, February 9, 5:30-8:00 PM, gather with fellow law librarians at Banyan Bar + Refuge to debate the merits (or lack thereof) of winter while enjoying good food, cocktails & mocktails! There will even be favors at this post-holiday celebration. Don’t miss out, RSVP to Karen Rutherford: karen.rutherford@wilmerhale.com    

1/18 In-Person Tour of the Kirstein Business Library and Innovation Center

Meet up at the Boston Public Library’s main branch (700 Boylston Street) at 4PM on Wednesday, January 18th for an In-Person tour of the newly renovated Kirstein Business Library and Innovation Center. Learn more about what resources the library has both virtually and for in-person research while enjoying their fresh look! RSVP to shart@insurancelibrary.org

12/19 Second Annual Virtual Gingerbread Competition

Join us on DECEMBER 19 from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM via zoom for gingerbread house decorating, and general merriment! No need to decorate a house to attend, cheerleaders and hecklers are welcome as well. RSVP to Karen Rutherford: Karen.Rutherford@wilmerhale.com For more information on the competition and how to get your house, see below. NOTE: We have also revived the charity committee and will be collecting gift cards and financial contributions for The Home for Little Wanderers. … Read more