Calgary Law Library Group

  • 28 Feb 2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    CLLG is hosting a Lunch & Learn presentation with the Alberta's Queen's Printer on March 16, 2017  Come and find out what's trending with the QP.

    Details about this session and RSVP are available here.

  • 31 Jan 2017 2:50 PM | Anonymous

    It is that time of year again! The CLLG Education Committee is now ready to accept applications for the Calgary Law Library Group Education Grant. The details are outlined on the CLLG website.

    The application form is available on the education grant page of the website and the deadline for applications is February 25th, 2017.

    This is a great opportunity for assistance to further your professional development.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Education Grant Committee.

  • 05 Jan 2017 2:47 PM | Anonymous

    Not sure how many CLLG members are aware of the Andornot Professional Development Grant.  Andornot  is providing an “annual grant (up to $1000 CAD) to help you attend a conference or event that Andornot also exhibits at or attends, as part of your ongoing professional development activities”.  The application deadline of January 31, 2017 is fast approaching!  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!  Find out more and apply online here.

  • 23 Nov 2016 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    Please RSVP to the Program Committee by Friday, November 25.

    When: Wednesday, December 7, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
    Where: Bank Managers’ Room, Bank & Baron P.U.B., 125 – 8 Avenue, SW
    Cost: CLLG Members $17, Non-Members $22

    Appetizers and complimentary beverage included.

    Please note: In order to ensure the venue’s private room, please RSVP ASAP.

  • 03 Nov 2016 2:20 PM | Anonymous

    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has just released the white paper Defining ROI: Law Library Best Practices.  This paper builds on the analysis and insight from their 2015 The Economic Value of Law Libraries report by providing practical strategies and solutions to help you measure and demonstrate value and ROI in your library.  Contributors include thought leaders from across the AALL spectrum who share their own experiences and advice.

  • 01 Nov 2016 2:22 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Friends and Colleagues:

    The Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries is now accepting applications for the 2017 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians. The Grant subsidizes a foreign law librarian to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the world’s largest law librarian professional organization.

    The FCIL Schaffer Grant for the AALL Annual Meeting (http://www.aallnet.org/conference) in Austin, Texas (July 15-18, 2017) provides a waiver of the AALL Annual Meeting full registration fee and a grant of a minimum $2,000 to assist with accommodations and travel costs.

    Applicants must be law librarians or other professionals working in the legal information field, currently employed in countries other than the United States, and with significant responsibility for the organization, preservation, or provision of legal information. The application deadline is December 16, 2016. The Grant Committee will not consider late or incomplete applications. Please note: Grant winners must pay all expenses in advance. Grant awards will only be disbursed at the AALL Annual Meeting.

    Details regarding the FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians as well as the application form can be found at http://www.aallnet.org/sections/fcil/grants-awards/FCIL-Schaffer-Grant.

    Please feel free to contact me or another committee member if you have any questions about the 2017 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians. Also, I hope you will distribute this announcement to any law library listserv or to individuals who might be interested in attending the 2017 AALL Annual Meeting.

    Sincerely,

    Mark Engsberg
    Chair, 2016 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians Selection Committee
    mark.engsberg@emory.edu

  • 01 Nov 2016 2:21 PM | Anonymous

    Eric Appleby, CEO of Maritime Law Book Ltd. and Colin Lachance, CEO of 9766758 Canada Inc., are pleased to announce the rebirth of a Canadian legal publishing icon.

    Founded in 1969 and operating continuously from its Fredericton base, Maritime Law Book broke through with one of many leading innovations in Canadian case law publishing when it launched as an independent regional case law reporter. Over its first decade, MLB added regional reporters in all provinces outside Quebec; it created important national reporter series; and it developed a unique and much-loved topical Key Number System.

    No less creative on the digital side, MLB was the first to include digital diskettes of its reported case law in the cover of its print reporters; it was the first (in 1997!) to transition to the world wide web as its digital platform; and it was the first commercial provider to make a substantial body of unedited case law available online at no charge through its Raw Law service.

    Under the new ownership of 9766758 Canada Inc., and continuing to operate proudly as “Maritime Law Book”, MLB is set to once again lead a new revolution in case law access and legal research.

    The reborn MLB will shortly re-launch with a world-class legal information processing engine that leverages cutting edge natural language process technology to make research easier and more efficient.

    “The pace of technological advancement is accelerating, and we want to bring the benefits of that advancement to legal researchers,” says Colin Lachance. “In addition to smarter search, we will provide high demand tools like visualizations that allow you to more quickly zero in on the cases you need, and we will deliver personalized research trails that help you train our system to learn what’s important to you.”

    The acquisition is effective as of November 1, 2016. The parties are working closely to support the interests of current online Maritime Law Book customers. The existing platform will remain in operation at www.mlb.nb.ca throughout November and until the new platform is launched.

    For more information, please contact:

    Eric Appleby
    Maritime Law Book Ltd.
    506-453-9921
    4509922@gmail.com

    Colin Lachance
    9766758 Canada Inc.
    613-316-3290
    Colin@PGYA.ca

    About 9766758 Canada Inc.:
    This independent, Canadian-owned and Ottawa-based company will operate as Maritime Law Book. Its CEO, Colin Lachance, was the former CEO of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), and was previously recognized among the 2013 Fastcase50 class of legal innovators, the 2014 class of American Bar Association Journal “Legal Rebels”, and the 2014 class of Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers. Colin is an active blogger, speaker and consultant, and is frequently invited to support the research and strategic planning efforts of bar and law library associations, judges, companies, law firms, public interest organizations and legal tech entrepreneurs as they navigate legal market changes.
    The company is owned by F2 Management Inc. and Miralaw Inc., the latter of which will also act as Maritime Law Book’s technology supplier. Miralaw has developed and applied new techniques in machine learning to legal information and has launched thistoo.co, a personal divorce assistant that has been profiled around the world for its innovative approach. Its founder and CEO, Sam Witherspoon, has been featured by the Canadian Bar Association as a new generation of lawyer that is “Doing Law Differently”; one who brings experience as an engineer, Federal Court Clerk and IP lawyer to advancement of legal tech and analytics.

  • 27 Oct 2016 2:23 PM | Anonymous

    Did you know HeinOnline recently made provincial annual and revised statutes available to Canadian Core subscribers?

    Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan are covered, and you can either use the map view or browse by province.

    Full text searching and all the excellent functionality of the HeinOnline platform will make this another valuable tool for historical legislation research.

    McCarthy Tétrault: Legal Researcher Position

    October 11, 2016 / Leave a comment

    McCarthy Tétrault has a current opportunity for an enthusiastic, service-oriented Legal Researcher. This is a permanent, full-time opportunity in Calgary.

    The closing date is October 21, 2016.

  • 21 Sep 2016 2:24 PM | Anonymous

    After renewing your membership, don’t forget to put the fall business meeting in your calendar. It’s next week:

    When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 12:00 -1:00 pm
    Where: City of Calgary Municipal Building, Law Department – 12th floor (800 Macleod Trail SE)

    Please RSVP to the Co-chairs.

    Join or renew: 2016/2017 membership form now available

    September 21, 2016

    Did you know you can join or renew your membership and pay your dues online? It’s quick, easy and doesn’t cost much to network and learn with your Calgary colleagues. Students enrolled in MLS or Library Technician programs are eligible for free memberships!

    Deadline to join or renew is 15 November 2016.

  • 18 Sep 2016 2:25 PM | Anonymous

     CBA (Alberta) has made an exception and will once again allow law librarians to become members of the Research Lawyers Section (South) with some restrictions.  Cost for law librarians to join is $127.50 + GST.   Topics for the 2016-2017 year include, the new LexisNexis QL platform and researching Commonwealth & US law.

    Join, using this registration form (3rd page of letter from the Chair, Michael Doerksen). 

 

The Calgary Law Library Group (CLLG) is a community of members working in or associated with law libraries. CLLG is made up of a number of committees to address specific topics relating to the practice of law librarianship.

 

                                        

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