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November Meeting: Practical Legal Research

Edmonton Law Libraries Association
Monday November 16th, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Barrister’s Lounge, 2nd Floor, Law Courts Building South
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

Guest Speaker:           The Honourable Justice J.E.Côté

Topic:                          Practical Legal Research

Justice Côté will be discussing his paper on legal research, co-written with D.J. MacGregor. The article was included in the Alberta Law Review special issue: Alberta Court of Appeal 100th Anniversary. It discusses a balanced approach to research as well resources that may be overlooked. The Alberta Law Review is available through HeinOnline which is accessible through the Alberta Law Libraries if you have a card. The citation for the article is 52 Alberta L. Rev. 14.

We think this session is ideal to share with the articling students in our organizations. Please forward this invitation to any of your students who might be interested.

Please Note: Space is limited. We will only be able to have 45 participants attend this session, so please RSVP early to save a spot.

Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
Please R.S.V.P. to by Thursday, November 12th, 2015

If you have not renewed your membership you can register on the online membership form. Once registered, you can provide payment to the Secretary-Treasurer, Jane Symons, either in person at the meeting or by mail to the address below. Cheques can be made payable to Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

ELLA Directory – we plan to update the directory on the ELLA website at the end of November. Only members who have paid their fees for the 2015-16 year will be included.

Centre for Public Legal Education-Now Hiring

The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) is looking for two progressive individuals committed to advancing access to justice to join our multi-disciplinary team! We are currently seeking a full-time Public Legal Education Lawyer and a full-time Community Development and Education Specialist ( 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. CPLEA develops online and print public legal education resources and conducts workshops throughout Alberta.

Public Legal Education Lawyer
As the Public Legal Education Lawyer, you will conduct legal and community-based research to develop engaging and effective plain language legal resources to enhance Albertans’ access to justice. You will conduct interactive legal education workshops throughout Alberta for community members and frontline service providers to empower Albertans and support public engagement with the law.

Working with an experienced and dynamic multidisciplinary team of professional, technical, and support staff, you will also be responsible for managing special projects as assigned and conducting legal review of materials developed by other staff members.

To learn more about this position and how to apply, click here. The deadline for applications is July 29, 2015.

Community Development and Education Specialist
As the Community Development and Education Specialist, you will regularly engage and collaborate with vulnerable communities to identify public legal education learning needs and develop educational resources to meet these needs. Working in a multi-disciplinary team environment, you will bring expertise in community development, instructional design, and adult education best practices. Depending on the size and nature of the project, you may have primary responsibility for developing educational materials, in consultation with a staff lawyer, or may lead a project team with several members.

To learn more about this position and how to apply, click here. The deadline for applications is July 29, 2015.


Welcome to the new ELLA Members’ Blog

As of June 2015, ELLA Members’ Blog has moved onto the ELLA WordPress site. To visit the new blog, go to Blog in the menu at the top of the page, or click here.

Members are invited to begin posting here with information you would like to share with the rest of ELLA. Feel free to contact me – I’m happy to help you get started!

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