Each year GPLLA offers an introductory legal research course to Philadelphia-area professionals interested in learning more about researching and understanding Pennsylvania and federal laws. This highly recommended, highly successful course has proven especially helpful for paralegals and legal secretaries, in addition to librarians.
The 2011 course will be held at Jenkins Law Library. It begins on Thursday, March 3.
When: Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 1220, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Cost: $225 per person; enrollment fee includes legal research textbook.
3/3/11 – Introduction to Legal Research, Case Law Research & Reporters
3/10/11 – Statutory Research
3/17/11 – Administrative/Regulatory Research
3/24/11 – Electronic Research: Westlaw
3/31/11 – Electronic Research: Lexis
4/7/11 – Secondary Sources plus Electronic Research: Internet
4/14/11 – Pennsylvania Research
A special THANK YOU to Westlaw and Lexis for their continued sponsorships of their respective classes.
To register, please send a check for $225.00, made payable to "GPLLA", to Kristen Rook at the address below.
Questions: Please contact:
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
GPLLA COMMITTEES 2007-2008
Maintains the Chapter’s archives and history/historical documents.
Chair: Jenny Hohenstein
Maintains oversight responsibility for GPLLA’s bylaws
Chair: Bonnie Shalala
CRIV (Committee on Relations with Information Vendors):
Facilitates communication between information vendors and GPLLA members. Coordinates with AALL CRIV contact.
Chair: Merle Slyhoff
Monitors political activity affecting libraries. Coordinates with AALL Government Relations contact.
Chair: John Necci
Grants & Scholarships:
Administers and approves chapter grant and scholarship awards as a group.
Co-Chairs: Al Dong /Tim Von Dulm
Organizes and conducts GPLLA’s Legal Research course each year. Reaches out to local law school/library school students and schools.
Chair: Kristen Rook
Maintains chapter membership information. Produces directory.
Chair: Mary Marzolla
Nominates new slate of board members in the spring. NOTE: Per the current bylaws, this chair cannot be a current board member.
Chair: Jennifer Brank
Disseminates information to the membership on career opportunities via the website and listserv.
Chair: Kathy Coon
Responsible for promoting GPLLA, both within AALL and our local community.
Chair: Jessica Carey
Website and Information Technology:
Responsible for electronic information as it applies to GPLLA. Maintains and develops chapter website. Maintains column on the site.
Chairs: Nicole Engard
Where: Jenkins Law Library
What: Gary Price, of ask.com and Resource Shelf will be on hand to talk about ask.com’s smart answers, Resource Shelf and more
Admission is free for GPLLA members. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to me by October 15.
And, as I also mentioned last night, the GPLLA board is also exploring scheduling future professional development opportunities later in the day, or during after work hours, to better accommodate those working outside of Center City. Stay tuned for upcoming details!
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