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

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: shart@insurancelibrary.org

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 karen.rutherford@wilmerhale.com 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: https://lawguides.mainelaw.maine.edu/c.php?g=1259896&p=9234199

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.