November 17 Virtual Tour of the Trial Court Libraries – 12:30 PM -1:30 PM

Alexandra Bernson and Robin Bates will present on what resources their libraries have available to Massachusetts citizens and whether access is available online or requires an in-person visit. We welcome questions ahead of time, to help the librarians provide you with specific information that’s valuable to you! Email questions and RSVP to:

Welcome Back Party – October 3rd

ABLL Welcome Back Party!! October 3rd 5:30-8pm Deck 12 YOTEL Boston, 65 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA Join your ABLL colleagues for drinks and appetizers at the lovely roof-top Deck 12 in the Seaport! Where? At Yotel! There’s No Tellin’ what kind of fun you’ll have at Yotel Deck 12! RSVP to by Friday, Sept. 30th!

10/7 LLNE/ABLL Fall Meeting: Chasing the Law of Whaling in the 21st Century

Save the Date! More Details to follow. Hosted by LLNE, the Fall 2022 meeting at The Waypoint Center in New Bedford will have a whaling theme. The all-day event will cover both historic themes potentially looking at Melville as a legal historian and also current issues in legal research.   registration page:

9/21 ABLL Vendor Fair

We’re so pleased to be able to bring back the ABLL Vendor Fair again this year! Once again it will be held at The Social Law Library, 1 Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108. Drop in anytime between 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Vendors to be announced shortly.

8/17 Virtual Brown Bag: Contract Negotiation During Inflation

Christie Schauder and David Goldman of Choate will lead a discussion on recent changes in contract negotiation. Topics covered will include “consumer price index” clauses, publications that no loner offer multi-year contracts and how “yearly rate of increase” clauses may be changing. This virtual event will be offered via zoom from 12:30-1:30 PM EDT on August 17, 2022. Email: to register!

3/18 Virtual Trivia Event

Back by popular demand! This follow up virtual trivia event will take place at Noon on Friday, March 18th. In addition to prizes for the first, second and third-place teams, we will also be awarding a special prize to the person who dresses most festively — heavy on the green, and the shamrocks! RSVP to Sarah Hart:

2/10 @ 6:30 PM Valentine Themed Cocktail/Mocktail Making Class

No matter how you’ll spend your Valentine’s Day, up your game with some new cocktail making skills. ABLL members will be led in a cocktail/mocktail making class by Boston Magazine’s Best Bartender of 2019, Wine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40, and the brains behind the Maccabee Bar, Naomi Levy! Known for her imaginative cocktails, Ms. Levy has also created a custom cocktail for The Association of Boston Law Librarians.  RSVP to for a Supply list and the … Read more

1/13 Virtual Trivia Night

Thursday, January 13th there will be a Virtual Trivia Night/Scavenger Hunt beginning at 6:15 PM more details on the mishmash style here: RSVP to Sarah Hart:

12/16 @12:30 PM Virtual Brown Bag Lunch: What are You Doing With Your Print Collection?

On Thursday, December 16th at 12:30 PM join with fellow librarians to discuss how you’re handling print subscriptions. With the increase of remote and hybrid work electronic resources have flourished, but what does that mean for your print collection? Are you dropping print completely? Are you downsizing the print collection? How do you decide what gets to stay and what must go? If more of your budget is being allocated to electronic resources what criteria … Read more