Programs include “The Perennial (and Stubborn) Challenge of Cost, Affordability and Access in Legal Education: Has it Finally Hit the Fan?”
“From Knowledge to Action.” Keynote speaker is John Waters. Programs include “Research Training at the Point of Need,” “Best Practices in Employee Management: Strategies for Building a Productive and Engaged Library Team,” and “Doing Our Part: The Library’s Role in Supporting and Promoting Bar Preparation and the Advancement of Students.”
Keynote speaker is Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Forum speaker is Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the United States.
“Capitalizing on our Strengths.” Keynote speaker is Shon Hopwood, author of Law Man: Memoir of a Jailhouse Lawyer. Programs for FCIL librarians include two FCIL Bootcamps (Basic Training and Advanced Training), plus The Age of AI: Emerging Regulatory Landscape Around the World; and Locating Latin American Legal Sources.
Programs include Free Research and Advocacy Tips from the Law Library of Congress and ABA; and Judicial Decision Making and Contemporaneous Research: Ethics of Access? Keynote speaker is Chief Judge Sidney Runyan Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Thurgood Marsall Awardee is Representative John Lewis.
Virtual Annual Meeting
“Convening for Justice.” Programs include ‘Hacking Democracy: Elections and Beyond,’ ‘The Paucity of Women of Color in the Legal Profession and its Impact on the Administration of Justice,’ and ‘Justice in the Crosshairs: Defending Judicial Independence – the Keystone of Justice – in the US and the World.’
ABA Hybrid Annual Meeting.
Most events virtual, but governance meetings in person at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.