Jan 18, 2008

Welcome to the New GPLLA Web Site!

I’m thrilled to announce the release of phase I of the new GPLLA Web site. Welcome. I’d also like to extend a much deserved thank you to RayAna Park, Nicole Engard and Jessica Carey for making this site happen.


This initial phase is designed to communicate vital GPLLA information such as association news, upcoming events and job postings. Planned additions to the site include a member wiki, a presentation bank, an electronic member directory and more. Keep checking back for new information, features and updates!

Susan Posternock

GPLLA President

Jan 18, 2008

GPLLA Legal Research Course to Begin 2/13/08

The 2008 installment of our highly successful, 6-week legal research course is set to begin Wednesday, February 13. Recommended for paralegals, legal secretaries and professionals looking to learn more about researching and understanding law, this course teaches participants about print and electronic Pennsylvania and federal governmental legal research.


Fore more information, see the Legal Research Course page on this Web site.

Jan 18, 2008

Legal Research Course

Pennsylvania Research

Jan 18, 2008

Legal Research Course

Secondary Sources plus Electronic Research: Internet

Jan 18, 2008

Legal Research Course

Electronic Research: Lexis

Jan 18, 2008

Legal Research Course

Statutory Research

Jan 18, 2008

Legal Research Course

Administrative/Regulatory Research

Jan 18, 2008

Legal Research Course

Electronic Research: Westlaw

Jan 18, 2008

Legal Research Course

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:


Kristen Rook

Research Librarian

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103





Jan 13, 2008

Comittees 2007-2008



Maintains the Chapter’s archives and history/historical documents.

Chair: Jenny Hohenstein

Mike Sweeney


Maintains oversight responsibility for GPLLA’s bylaws

Chair: Bonnie Shalala

Victor Panieczko

CRIV (Committee on Relations with Information Vendors):

Facilitates communication between information vendors and GPLLA members. Coordinates with AALL CRIV contact.

Chair: Merle Slyhoff

Government Relations:

Monitors political activity affecting libraries. Coordinates with AALL Government Relations contact.

Chair: John Necci

Poliana Irizary

Grants & Scholarships:

Administers and approves chapter grant and scholarship awards as a group.

Co-Chairs: Al Dong /Tim Von Dulm

Susanna DeCecco

Scott DeMaris

Legal Research/Education:

Organizes and conducts GPLLA’s Legal Research course each year. Reaches out to local law school/library school students and schools.

Chair: Kristen Rook

Tim VonDulm

Ed Greenlee


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

Val Thomas

Public Relations:

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

RayAna Park

Jessica Carey