HeadStart 2018 on Hiatus

After 15 continuous years, the organizers of HeadStart have decided to suspend the program for 2018. Rest assured, we are still very committed to providing recent graduates with the fundamentals of legal research and all the tips and tricks we can offer. Look out 2019!

We will be using this time to evaluate the program; to find out what we do well, not so well, and everything in between. A very important part of this process will be getting feedback from you. We will reach out to you again in the fall.

Thank you for your continued support of the HeadStart program and we look forward to your participation next year.

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Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Edmonton Law Libraries Association

Invites you to a presentation on

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Barristers’ Lounge, 2nd Floor Law Courts Building South
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

With Leanne Monsma of Field Law

 What are the broad issues related to the use of medical marijuana, from both an employer and an employee perspective? What does the law say or not say on the topic?
What are the grey areas? What are the leading cases?
How does the pending cannabis legislation relate to accommodating medical marijuana in the workplace, or does it?
 Will the pending legislation introduce new legal issues that don’t exist at present?

Come and find out!

Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
Please RSVP to secretary@edmontonlawlibraries.ca by Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Tour of Alberta Legislature Library

Edmonton Law Libraries Association

Invites you to

A Tour of the Alberta Legislature Library and Overview of Services

Tuesday,  March 27, 2018, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Please arrive a few minutes early. We will meet inside the rotunda, just past security.

With Heather Close, Reference and Research Services Coordinator,
as our tour guide and presenter

Links to the Alberta Legislature Library, their Scrapbook Hansard,
Catalogue and MLA Profiles

Please RSVP by Friday, March 23, 2018

Note: The tour group is capped at 20, so please respond ASAP to avoid disappointment!

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Save the Dates!

Two exciting events are coming up. Stay tuned for more information…

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Tour of the Legislature Library with Heather Close as our Tour Guide
5:00-6:00 at the Legislature Library

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Medical Marijuana in the Workplace with Leanne Monsma of Field Law
12:00-1:00 in the Barristers’ Lounge, Edmonton Courts South

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ELLA’s first business meeting of the 2017-2019 term

Edmonton Law Libraries Association
Thursday, September 14, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Boardroom B2, Law Courts Building (lower level)
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

In our initial meeting of the 2017-2018 fiscal year we will be collecting membership dues and discussing ELLA’s future.

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

Please R.S.V.P to secretary@edmontonlawlibraries.ca by Monday, September 11th.

The current members of our incoming ELLA Executive demonstrate the diversity within our membership. Our new Secretary-Treasurer, Shane Allan has recently graduated from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. Our new Member-At-Large, Anke Eastwood has been a part of ELLA for a very long time and will allow us to keep our strong relationship with the Alberta Law Libraries.

At the Annual General Meeting held in June of this year, there were no volunteers to fill the position of ELLA Chair, which leaves the position open to interested parties.

While we recognize that many of our members have devoted their time to serve on the ELLA Executive at some point over the last 36 years, we encourage you to consider this great opportunity to reinvigorate your passion for law libraries, raise important discussions about this ever-evolving field, and be a part of the team to lead our Association that is 40 members strong today.

Sincerely,
Your Outgoing ELLA Executive

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