CANCELLED/POSTPONED – May Meeting: Dr. Paul D. Paton, Dean of Law and Wilbur Fee Bowker Professor of Law, University of Alberta

Please note the change in venue – the Barrister’s Lounge is currently unavailable.

Edmonton Law Libraries Association
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Stanley A. Milner Library, Room 7 (6th Floor)
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Topic:                              Regulating in the Age of Uber: Globalization, Technology, and the
Topic:                              Challenge of Regulating Professions in the 21st Century

Guest Speaker:            Dr. Paul D. Paton, Dean of Law and Wilbur Fee Bowker Professor of Law,
Guest Speaker:            University of Alberta

Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Please R.S.V.P. to jsymons@fieldlaw.com by Friday, May 20th. 

Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) is hiring!

The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) is looking for two progressive individuals committed to advancing access to justice to help lead our multi-disciplinary team. We are currently seeking an Executive Director and Program Manager. Renowned for its educational activities in addressing justice-related issues, CPLEA has well-established relationships locally, nationally, and internationally within the legal, research, education, library, and non-profit sectors.

Executive Director

The Executive Director works with a multidisciplinary team of staff, volunteers, and community partners to support public engagement with the law. The ED will have the opportunity to participate in national and international social justice initiatives. The ED will also oversee day-to-day operations such as finances, community relationships, fundraising, policy development, risk assessment, and the design, delivery and evaluation of programs, services, and learning resources.

To learn more about this position and how to apply, click here. CPLEA will begin reviewing applications on April 29, 2016.

 

Program Manager

The Program Manager will provide leadership in planning, development, execution, and evaluation of the organization’s programs, services, and special projects. Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the PM works with a multidisciplinary team of staff, volunteers, and community partners to ensure high quality resources are delivered on time and in accordance with approved budgets.

To learn more about this position and how to apply, click here. CPLEA will begin reviewing applications on April 29, 2016.

HeadStart 2016

Edmonton Law Libraries Association Presents the 14th Annual HeadStart: Finding the Law Program

The Edmonton Law Libraries Association invites registrations for the 2016 HeadStart program, to be held June 16-17, 2016.

HeadStart is a legal research program for articling students and those who would like to brush up on the legal research basics. From reference request to memo, follow the trail of legal research, including: finding articles, books, case law, and legislation while avoiding unnecessary costs. Participants will learn from law librarians and legal professionals who will provide tips, tricks, and inside information on how to find materials, select the most relevant resources, and organize your research memo.

Give us your time and we will give you a HeadStart!

HeadStart 2016 Poster

Thursday, June 16th, 20168:30am to 4:30pm
Friday, June 17th, 20169:00am to 1:00pm
Edmonton City Hall, Alberta Law Society Library, Canada Place
$80 including coffee, lunch, and Friday reception

***Coming Soon: Thursday and Friday Session Schedule***

Registration closes on Saturday, May 28th 2016.

Click here for the Registration Form

It is common practice for firms to send their students. Please contact your firm and inquire about attending. Additional HeadStart registration information is available from Jane Symons at secretary@edmontonlawlibraries.ca!

April Meeting: Alberta Law Reform Institute

Please note the change in venue – the Barrister’s Lounge is currently unavailable.

Edmonton Law Libraries Association
Monday, April 18, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Courtroom B2, Lower Level, Law Courts Building South
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

Topic:                               Alberta Law Reform Institute

Guest Speakers:           Sandra Petersson, Executive Director
Guest Speakers:           Robyn Mitchell, Legal Counsel
Guest Speakers:           Katherine MacKenzie, Legal Counsel

Our speakers will inform us on how their projects are selected and their process for seeing them to completion. They will also share a few case studies of recent or ongoing projects.

Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Please R.S.V.P. to secretary@edmontonlawlibraries.ca but please cc jsymons@fieldlaw.com by Thursday, April 14, 2016. We experienced some glitches with our email recently and do not want to miss any communications.

Save the Date:
Dr. Paul D. Paton, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta will be our guest speaker on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Good News!
We have received a sponsorship donation from LexisNexis Canada. Thank you to Lynn Giddings for her kind assistance!