Events

Events

CALL/ACBD offers a variety of events suited to the needs of our members to help you keep up to date as the industry evolves, including:

    • Several webinars per year on a variety of subjects. Audio and visual recordings are also available to registered participants after each event.

    • The Annual CALL/ACBD Conference brings together our membership for a 4 day, social and educational experience, highlighted by our spectacular vendor showcase. Exhibitors from across the world come to showcase their new, old and upcoming products for Private, Government and Institutional Law Librarians.

    • The New Law Librarians' Institute, sponsored by CALL/ACBD, is an intensive, week-long program aimed at developing librarians' skills in the key competencies of law librarianship. The program will feature expert instruction from leading law librarians and law professors, small class size, a mix of lectures and practical sessions, hands on sessions, and valuable take-home materials.

Upcoming events

    • 01 Apr 2019

    The application deadline for the Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship is April 1, 2019. 

    Click here fore more information. 


    • 01 Apr 2019

    The application deadline for the Michael Silverstein Prize is April 1, 2019. 

    Click here fore more information. 


    • 01 Apr 2019

    The application deadline for the Gisèle Laprise Prize is April 1, 2019. 

    Click here fore more information. 


    • 01 Apr 2019

    The application deadline for the CALL Education Reserve Fund is April 1, 2019. 

    Click here fore more information. 


    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Register

    The Changing Business of Law, and What It Means For Law Libraries

    Wednesday, April 3rd 
    1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

    Summary:

    The legal profession is in a state of unrest. Competition is increasing. The advancement of the global marketplace, unceasing. The end of the billable hour seems all but imminent. These challenges lead to a bewildering situation, where more services are expected, even as budgets are cut. Libraries, perceived by some as a cost-center of the business, too often feel the brunt of this. But this shouldn’t be the case. In this webinar, John will discuss how the business of law is changing, in both Canada and across the globe, and the effects this could have on the legal ecosystem. Drawing from case studies and complexity science, along with his own in-field research, he’ll offer insight to help you not only face these challenges, but take proactive steps to leverage them and empower the law library. In the second half of the webinar, John will be introducing Codify, a web-platform tracking all bills and regulations in Canada. Used by law firms, corporations, and non-profits alike, Codify is a powerful research tool which doubles as a knowledge distribution system, allowing for legislative tracking on a larger-than-ever scale.


    Speaker:

    John Wu, JD / MBA (Candidate), is the Director of Codify. As a law student in 2017, he was recognized by the Attorney General of Ontario as a rising star in legal-tech, and was given an award for his work in access to justice and legal automation. Since then, he has developed a legal technology course offered through Osgoode Professional Development, and founded an after-school program that brings legal education to local youth. Prior to entering the legal profession, John worked as a researcher in Department of Ophthalmology at St. Joseph’s Hospital. In his spare time, he enjoys reading science fiction and playing the guitar.

    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Members are invited to attend. Please contact National Office for details: office@callacbd.ca. An agenda will be posted on the website in advance. Agendas and minutes are all available on the website in the members section under "Member Resources". 

    • 26 May 2019
    • 29 May 2019

    Save the Date!

    • 26 May 2019
    • (MDT)
    • 29 May 2019
    • (MDT)
    • Edmonton, Alberta
    Register



    Registration is now open for the 2019 CALL Conference being hosted at The Westin Edmonton, Alberta from May 26th – May 29th 2019.

    *Please note Early Bird Rates will close April 4th, 2019. 

    The Annual CALL/ACBD Conference brings together upwards of 250 legal information professionals from across Canada for a 4-day professional development and networking experience. This conference is highlighted by an exhibitor showcase of leading legal vendors eager to connect with library professionals. Attendees will have a chance to learn about innovative products and solutions applicable to all legal information libraries: corporate, academic, private, government and law society.

     Full conference registration includes entrance to the Opening Reception, Awards Lunch, the Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception, and the sponsored breakfasts. Dine around opportunities are also available at a variety of acclaimed Edmonton restaurants at the attendees expense.




    ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

    We have partnered with The Westin Edmonton to provide CALL Conference attendees with a special rate. All hotel bookings are managed directly with the hotel. 


    Need help getting to Edmonton?

    The Eunice Beeson Memorial Travel Fun was established to assist members of CALL/ACBD who wish to attend the annual conference, but are unable to do so due to financial reasons. More information is available here. Deadline to apply is March 8th, 2019. 






     

    • 01 Aug 2019

    Applications for the James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship will be considered twice a year. The deadlines are: February 1 and August 1. 

    Click here for more information. 


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